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Sikorsky to close in Big Flats; 570 jobs gone (the Obama economy strikes again)
FingerLakes1.com ^ | 09-25-12

Posted on 09/25/2012 4:18:09 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Citing cuts in the federal defense budget and a continuing weakness in its military helicopter business, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Monday it will close its military completions center in Big Flats at the end of the year.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: New York
KEYWORDS: helicopter; manufacturing; militaryspending; sikorsky

1 posted on 09/25/2012 4:18:27 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Isn’t New York a blue state?


2 posted on 09/25/2012 4:22:25 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF JOBS CREATED BY OBAMA / BIDEN!!

Fixed it.
3 posted on 09/25/2012 4:25:29 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Not just there - Sikorsky will lay off at most locations by end of year - on top of 10+ unpaid furlough days next year for those that remain.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 4:33:51 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: caver
Upstate is mixed. But NYC is half of the state and it's quite blue. Having lived upstate for 30 years (Big Flats is an hour west of here), I wish we'd adopt the Maine/Nebraska practice of apportioning Electoral College votes by congressional district. Republicans write us off and Democrats take us for granted. If there were a way for a Republican candidate to pick up 8-10 EVs by capturing parts of upstate, it would be worth his/her time.

We do have the relative peace and quiet of not being a battleground state, saturated with political adds.

5 posted on 09/25/2012 4:35:54 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: caver

Yes, and as such it has the mentality of blue states. Sacrifice for the common good. Take us for granted. Use us like two dollars hoochies. Step on us. But advance the common good and we’ll eagerly wait for our unemployment checks. As for employers, tax their brains out. They won’t ever move to a different state or country, and if they do, they’re Benedict Arnold corporations.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 4:48:45 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Dilbert56

Interesting... I didn’t know Maine and Nebraska apportioned their electoral votes. Sounds like New York is like Illinois. It get ruled by Chicago.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 4:51:59 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The first announcement of many more to come.


8 posted on 09/25/2012 5:00:17 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

UTC just bought out our company. I don’t like what I’m seeing so far.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 5:05:45 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Wait a minute guys, this story has got to be a mistake! hussein and his cohorts in crime promised us we were in a recovery! Remember, "the private sector's doing fine" so lets take a cue from the MSM and ignore this obviously false story! :-/
10 posted on 09/25/2012 5:07:44 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Very sad. In a more remote location than say, the Connecticut facility, where you at least have a chance of finding a similar job with the same company or industry. The mayor’s comments sounded quite naive...i.e., he never expected defense cuts would impact here.

And this is just a warmup. Wait until November 2, when WARN act notices have to go out by law...60 days before impending layoffs. There has been no movement on sequestration that I can discern.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 5:07:52 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: Dilbert56

Sadly, he may win half the area of the state but still lose all the EVs. You will only have proportional EV if you force it to happen in your state.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 5:08:09 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.s)
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To: ThunderSleeps
This is a touchy and anomalous subject! On one hand, many people want an end to military spending and the wars and conflicts we are involved in.

Ironically much of the defense industry is located in the ultra liberal northeastern part of the country. Many MANY jobs will be gone as military spending decreases and many that would normally advocate for free market, production based economics will lament the jobs lost and decry the decreases in spending at these locations.

Equally disturbed will be the liberal that on one hand deplores the military, but also depends on military spending to artificially prop up the socialist economy in the northeastern states.

When viewed this way, war becomes a welfare program for the socialist left.

13 posted on 09/25/2012 5:26:45 AM PDT by BillGunn (Bill Gunn for Congress district one rep. Massachusetts)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Defense contractors are about to send out a massive wave of “sequestration layoff” notices. They are about to pound the last nail in Barry’s political coffin. He’s gonna have trouble keeping October’s number under 8.5%.


14 posted on 09/25/2012 6:26:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com/

Interesting site; shows how businesses are dealing with the “recovery”


15 posted on 09/25/2012 7:11:55 AM PDT by Straight8
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