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Both sides want Obama, during Racine visit, to explain Chrysler moving jobs from Kenosha to Mexico
Racine Post ^ | June 29, 2010

Posted on 06/29/2010 6:05:23 AM PDT by KeyLargo

June 29, 2010

Both sides want Obama, during Racine visit, to explain Chrysler moving jobs from Kenosha to Mexico President Barack Obama will be greeted in Racine Wednesday by some tough questions over his administration's decision to ax jobs in Kenosha.

The president-backed bailout of Chrysler last year allowed the car manufacturer to shutter its Kenosha plant and move the jobs to Mexico. That has liberals and conservatives asking questions about Obama's commitment to jobs in southeastern Wisconsin.

The liberal Capitol Times in Madison said Obama should address the Chrysler decision during his visit to Racine. They write:

We do wish he would explain to the people of southeast Wisconsin why his auto industry bailout plan - which he and so many Wall Street players hail as a success - helped pay for Chrysler's plan to shutter factories in U.S. communities and relocate work to foreign countries.

That's what happened to Kenosha, Racine's neighbor city, which was not "rescued" by the bailout but instead was devastated when Chrysler announced it would stop production in the city. The plant, with roots in Kenosha that go back more than a century, has been fully modernized and is ready to produce state-of-the-art engines.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.racinepost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: obama; racine; visit; wisconsin
Heads up Wisconsin freepers for Wednesday.

Presidential visits always noteworthy

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/97359624.html

President Obama to hold town hall meeting in Racine, WI

http://www.fox6now.com/news/witi-100628-racine-preps,0,2051045.story

1 posted on 06/29/2010 6:05:27 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Wonder what the unions have to say about this...


2 posted on 06/29/2010 6:07:41 AM PDT by J40000
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To: KeyLargo

Note to folks in MI: There’s a reason it’s known as “crony capitalism”.


3 posted on 06/29/2010 6:08:01 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: KeyLargo

You can’t achieve total dependency on government when people have actual jobs, so of course the Chrysler jobs had to go.


4 posted on 06/29/2010 6:08:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: J40000

You just read it.


5 posted on 06/29/2010 6:08:53 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: J40000
So much for the UAW workers believing in hope and change!
6 posted on 06/29/2010 6:08:59 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

What’s to explain? The workers in Mexico are not union. Period. End of discussion..........................


7 posted on 06/29/2010 6:09:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: J40000

How about vaya con Dios ?


8 posted on 06/29/2010 6:09:29 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: mewzilla

I think you mean, “crony socialism.”


9 posted on 06/29/2010 6:10:15 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ScottinVA

Obama should explain why Kenosha plant is closing

Cap Times editorial | Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 6:12 am

President Obama will be coming to southeast Wisconsin Wednesday.

He’ll appear in Racine, a city that has been devastated by factory closings and job losses.

The president will, we are sure, have an optimistic message.

But we do wish he would explain to the people of southeast Wisconsin why his auto industry bailout plan - which he and so many Wall Street players hail as a success - helped pay for Chrysler’s plan to shutter factories in U.S. communities and relocate work to foreign countries.

That’s what happened to Kenosha, Racine’s neighbor city, which was not “rescued” by the bailout but instead was devastated when Chrysler announced it would stop production in the city. The plant, with roots in Kenosha that go back more than a century, has been fully modernized and is ready to produce state-of-the-art engines.

But Chrysler is moving production to Mexico.

This is the legacy of Obama’s bailout plan, which helped investors but did not do much for workers in communities such as Kenosha and Racine.

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/editorial/article_1e742cf0-82a6-11df-80a3-001cc4c03286.html


10 posted on 06/29/2010 6:10:32 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 1rudeboy
That has liberals and conservatives asking questions about Obama's commitment to jobs in southeastern Wisconsin.

That has liberals and RINOS asking questions about Obama's commitment to jobs in southeastern Wisconsin. ..............There, that's more like it...............

11 posted on 06/29/2010 6:10:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: J40000
Wonder what the unions have to say about this...

They'll say, "This is for the greater good. Lord Obama has a plan that we lowly bottomfeeders can never understand, so trust in Him."

12 posted on 06/29/2010 6:11:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: KeyLargo

Obama is committed to jobs anywhere but in Amerika. Why ask when you already know the answer.

He is what he is.


13 posted on 06/29/2010 6:11:18 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Red Badger
The workers in Mexico are not union.

Also, the workers in Mexico are not Americans!

14 posted on 06/29/2010 6:11:39 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: kosciusko51
Also, the workers in Mexico are not Americans!

Sez who?.............

15 posted on 06/29/2010 6:12:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: KeyLargo

Screw the commies in the UAW!


16 posted on 06/29/2010 6:13:22 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: J40000

Yeah, the govt owns Chrysler now, Hussein has some splainin to do.


17 posted on 06/29/2010 6:13:47 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: 1rudeboy
I think you mean, “crony socialism.”

Not yet.

18 posted on 06/29/2010 6:14:49 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: Red Badger

Well since I will never buy a Chrysler or GM product as long as they are government owned I could care less. If these rubes believed the Won was going to save them, then they’re probably not smart enough to work in the factory in the first place.


19 posted on 06/29/2010 6:15:42 AM PDT by marlon
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To: Red Badger
The Mexicans are Norte Americanos but are not US citizens, which is the common definition of an American in the US.

Of course, you may be implying that 0 will make them all citizens...

20 posted on 06/29/2010 6:16:57 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: KeyLargo

According to Biden, those jobs (along with 8 million others) are gone forever, but we are on the upswing of a recovery.


21 posted on 06/29/2010 6:17:40 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kosciusko51

Mexico is in North America.

Isn’t that close enough?


22 posted on 06/29/2010 6:18:33 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: KeyLargo



23 posted on 06/29/2010 6:20:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: J40000

“Lower our taxes and we’ll call it even...” No, wait, that was the Kopp’s burger guy and he still has a job.


24 posted on 06/29/2010 6:21:01 AM PDT by 10Ring
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To: Only1choice____Freedom; Red Badger
Alright, if a Mexican citizen is on a plane that has been hijacked, and the hijacker ask them if they are American, will they answer "Si" or "No"?

That is the answer to if they are Americans...

25 posted on 06/29/2010 6:23:58 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: KeyLargo

There is an alternative solution being worked out. Chrysler needs lower labor costs and the way to achieve that goal is to have a ready supply of Amnesty Granted Mexicans. When the horde invades Kenosha, the median unit auto labor cost will decline


26 posted on 06/29/2010 6:26:30 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 Republicans punish truth while the 'Rats reward liars)
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To: KeyLargo

Bribes.... union costs... It’s more important for the moment for Chrysler to stay alive. Obama’s union friends can suck the remaining life out of it in a few years.


27 posted on 06/29/2010 6:29:43 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: KeyLargo
The liberal Capitol Times in Madison said Obama should address the Chrysler decision during his visit to Racine.

What part of "redistribute the wealth" do the editors of the Cap Times not understand?

28 posted on 06/29/2010 6:35:48 AM PDT by badgerlandjim (Hillary Clinton is to politics as Helen Thomas is to beauty.)
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To: KeyLargo

Wait a minute - aren’t taxpayers part owners in Chrysler?


29 posted on 06/29/2010 6:35:50 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: KeyLargo
The president-backed bailout of Chrysler last year allowed the car manufacturer to shutter its Kenosha plant and move the jobs to Mexico.

And what are your feelings about that, Obama-supporting union thugs?


30 posted on 06/29/2010 6:45:02 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: KeyLargo
They must have missed his Marxist missives, so often shared; albeit 'cloaked' in slightly different language.

Obama has explained his MO many times. It is time for 'other' countries to grow and have their share of our wealth. (Mexico gets aid; and we have 'no' money for border patrol. . .we can 'dis-employ' - and so destroy our entire Gulf area populations - while taxpayers pay for the millions sent to Petrobas Oil for development (deep water, yet - and Soros) in Brazil.

Meantime. . .what better way to to 'share' additionaly with Mexico the benefits of our investment than to send Chrysler to Mexico? As for Labor. . .maybe if they learned spanish; they can go to. Buena Suerte!

It is a win/win for Obama; he has had it in for Chrysler, in particular - and corporate Amrica et al, of coure - since he took his oath to protect and serve America.

Many of us knew that was a crock. Many, many more are learning it.

31 posted on 06/29/2010 6:46:47 AM PDT by cricket ('flies don't lie')
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To: J40000

I already know.

Bushes Fault.


32 posted on 06/29/2010 6:47:20 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: 1rudeboy; mewzilla
I think you mean, “crony socialism.”

Two sides of the same coin, and both are evil, no matter who is in charge.

33 posted on 06/29/2010 6:53:50 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: mewzilla

I really hate that term, ‘crony capitalism’. This has nothing to do with capitalism, and it tars this noble concept. We need to come up with a new name for big business and government collusion. The government-favored big business/campaign donors.


34 posted on 06/29/2010 7:00:20 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: itsahoot

Amen to that :)


35 posted on 06/29/2010 7:00:35 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: sportutegrl

FWIW, I have no problem with the term, just the practice :)


36 posted on 06/29/2010 7:01:54 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: KeyLargo

it’s the unions that have driven production overseas.


37 posted on 06/29/2010 7:07:44 AM PDT by ken21 (who runs the gop?)
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To: Whenifhow
aren’t taxpayers part owners in Chrysler?

OxyMoronic use of taxpayer, by definition taxpayers are not owners but payers. Any profit derived will be consumed by administrative cost and left overs will be distributed to the needy, also known as non taxpayers.

38 posted on 06/29/2010 7:09:09 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: sportutegrl

“We need to come up with a new name for big business and government collusion. The government-favored big business/campaign donors.”

Corruption is an old name but it fits very well.


39 posted on 06/29/2010 7:28:53 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: GenXteacher; sportutegrl

Fascism (especially the Mussolini-style Facism) would be a good term, but unfortunately, its meaning is flexible and has been distorted through the last 70 years.


40 posted on 06/29/2010 7:34:34 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: KeyLargo

Don’t forget, he also denied the loan to that company for the coal plant costing thousands of jobs.

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41 posted on 06/29/2010 7:37:20 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: Red Badger
What? Liberals are asking questions now about the dreams they have had for America's future? Well here it is, the future their loony ideas have brought us to.

Why does no one discuss the GATT agreement that opened the door for this? We were warned by our Founders that treaties could end us as a nation.

42 posted on 06/29/2010 7:40:02 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: MissAmericanPie

Ross Perot warned us of the “Giant sucking sound” of jobs being sent away to Mexico because of NAFTA................


43 posted on 06/29/2010 7:46:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: KeyLargo
Aren't the unions major shareholders and part owners of this state-owned enterprise?

If so, why don't they stick up for their own members? Or is the UAW in Mexico as well so as far as they are concerned, it is a wash?

44 posted on 06/29/2010 8:17:49 AM PDT by Gritty (Hitler designed cars, why should our Fuehrer be denied the pleasure? - Bob Lonsberry)
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To: KeyLargo

Do people really wonder about that? He’s redistributing wealth to a poorer country exactly as he said he would do.


45 posted on 06/30/2010 6:59:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: sportutegrl
We need to come up with a new name for big business and government collusion.

Mussolini coined the term "fascism" for that but the word has become a synonym for "tyranny" now.

46 posted on 06/30/2010 7:08:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: kosciusko51

Mussolini is the one who coined the term.


47 posted on 06/30/2010 7:11:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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