Skip to comments.Obama Ad Claims to Have Helped Man Get a Job, but Man Claims Employment Since 2006
Posted on 05/11/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT by Qbert
Matt Negrin of ABC reports that "A new ad by Obama tells the story of Brian Slagle, an autoworker in Ohio who says he was laid off and 'scared to death' until the president swooped in to save the industry."
In the spot, Slagle says, "Obama stuck his neck out for us, the auto industry. ... He wasnt going to let it just die, and Im driving in this morning because of that, because of him." The ad is meant to praise Obama's auto bailout for saving jobs.
Indeed, it appears, via Facebook, that Slagle is an employee at Johnson Controls, a Wisconsin company that "create[s] quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles," according to its website.
But the ad itself seems to be misleading. It is not because of Obama's auto bailout that Slagle has a job. In fact, Slagle has been employed with Johnson Controls since February 2006, according to his own Facebook page:
Slagle has since taken down his employment information from his Facebook page, but not before these screenshots were taken.
Obama’s entire campaign is built on lies - just like his campaign in 2008. When you prove that to an Obama supporter, though, they just say, “All politicians do that.” Yeah, they do. But shouldn’t it make a difference that all Obama’s major policy efforts are based on lies? (Example: his claim that his mother had to fight for medical coverage while she was dying of cancer. Big fat lie!)
Laid off is what he said.
Seems like he could have been laid off by JC, and then returned to work, without any conflict with the Facebook page.
It’s still not quite what the ad claims, though.
GM + Chrysler Bond Holders, Delphi Auto Non-Union employees, and GM+Chrysler Non-Union LAID OFF employees.
Payoffs to the Unions with Tax Dollars, funneled back to the DNC should be front-and-center in Republican ads.....(don't hold your breath for that, however)
I think maybe something more succinct:
What’s the difference between the Obama-managed GM bankruptcy and a legal bankruptcy?
The union gets 40%.