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Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Joe Vardon

Posted on 11/12/2013 6:48:04 AM PST by KeyLargo

Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant

By Joe Vardon

The Columbus Dispatch Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:46 AM

President Barack Obama won re-election in Ohio last year on the winds of the argument that the economy here and elsewhere was improving.

On Thursday, he’ll be back, but Democrats’ message on the economy has changed now that the goal is to defeat Republican Gov. John Kasich next fall.

Obama will visit the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Cleveland to “deliver remarks on the economy and the strength of American manufacturing,” said a White House official. How Obama’s talk will mesh with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald’s views on the economy remains to be seen.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: cleveland; democrats; economy; factory; globalwarming; india; obama; unions; wind
Gee, no union payback here:

"PITTSBURGH (September 27) – President Barack Obama has announced the appointment of United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard and 18 others to the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee “2.0.”

Union Gangsters: Leo Gerard November 11, 2011 By Matthew Vadum 12 Comments

Don’t miss FrontPage’s other Union Gangsters profiles featuring Craig Becker, Richard Trumka, Stephen Lerner, Andy Stern, Jimmy Hoffa Jr., John Sweeney and Daniel De Leon.

The United Steelworkers (USW) Marxist president Leo Gerard believes if Big Labor can’t get what it wants through the ballot box it’s time to start cracking skulls.

The Canadian-born Gerard loves a brawl. In 1999 he helped the violent anarchists protesting in Seattle block access to the World Trade Organization meetings. USW sent 1,400 goons to shut the talks down. Gerard’s agitation helped to push Algoma Steel of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, into bankruptcy in the 1990s.

USW president since 2001, Gerard wholeheartedly supports the labor-backed Occupy Wall Street movement – and wants it to become even more violent.

“You’re damn right Wall Street occupiers speak for us,” he recently told left-wing radio host Ed Schultz. “They do in Pittsburgh, they do in Chicago, they do in Oakland, they do in San Francisco, they do all across the country. And I think what we need is, we need more militancy.”

But occupying cities isn’t enough in the view of this man who began his career in labor activism at age 11 by handing out leaflets before a strike.

Gerard explained that the Left needs to start a “resistance” movement. “If Wall Street occupation doesn’t get the message, I think we’ve got to start blocking bridges and doing that kind of stuff,” he said.

Via: http://frontpagemag.com/

1 posted on 11/12/2013 6:48:05 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Barry going to Cleveland to pass gas so his union robots can wallow in the stink. They’re going to love it.


2 posted on 11/12/2013 6:50:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Millions are losing their healthcare thanks to ObamaCare! What a country!!!)
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To: KeyLargo

You seen Cleveland lately? It’s a toilet!


3 posted on 11/12/2013 6:51:46 AM PST by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: KeyLargo
Lakshmi Mittal Lakshmi Niwas Mittal (Hindi: लक्ष्मी निवास मित्तल Lakṣmī Nivās Mittal; born 2 September 1950) is a London-based Indian steel magnate. He is the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company.
4 posted on 11/12/2013 6:52:16 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: KeyLargo

Is Obama going to talk about his poor economy, or blame George Bush??


5 posted on 11/12/2013 6:53:32 AM PST by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: KeyLargo
Barack Obama won re-election in Ohio last year on the winds of the argument that the economy here and elsewhere was improving.

That wind has passed.

6 posted on 11/12/2013 6:54:45 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: KeyLargo
Bammy's still full of it.

Who would listen to and believe a word that he said?

7 posted on 11/12/2013 6:55:47 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: KeyLargo

> USW president since 2001, Gerard wholeheartedly supports the labor-backed Occupy Wall Street movement – and wants it to become even more violent.

“You’re damn right Wall Street occupiers speak for us,” he recently told left-wing radio host Ed Schultz. “They do in Pittsburgh, they do in Chicago, they do in Oakland, they do in San Francisco, they do all across the country. And I think what we need is, we need more militancy.”

The idiots don’t get that violence begets violence. If the keep ramping up the violence they’e going have to start dodging maltov cocktails. You don’t need guys like this in positions of power. They do more harm than good.


8 posted on 11/12/2013 6:55:49 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: mfish13

Considering all the things wrong with the economy....it’s remarkable that it functions as well as it does.


9 posted on 11/12/2013 6:56:02 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Love to keep track of the companies Bammy has visited that went under.


10 posted on 11/12/2013 6:57:28 AM PST by AU72
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To: jimbo123

Is this the former LTV Steel plant on the Cuyahoga ?


11 posted on 11/12/2013 6:57:31 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: KeyLargo

Obama will blame Bush, and tell people how good the Obama economy is, in spite of what Bush left him.

Ohioans are beyond stupid, they will lap it up and get tingles.

It’s absolutely incredible how much the media controls people in America. If the stupid public is told things are good, then they are good. The media wouldn’t lie.


12 posted on 11/12/2013 6:58:08 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Not sure but the factory Obama is visiting is owned by an Indian billionaire.


13 posted on 11/12/2013 6:58:27 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: KeyLargo

Seems like every factory he visits soon closes......................


14 posted on 11/12/2013 6:58:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: KeyLargo

Leo W. Gerard (born 1947)[1] is a steelworker and a Canadian and American labour leader. He was elected president of the United Steelworkers (USW) in 2001, and is the second Canadian to head the union.[3][4] He is also a vice president of the AFL-CIO.

15 posted on 11/12/2013 6:59:01 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: mfish13
Corporate responsibility – ArcelorMittal

corporate.arcelormittal.com/who-we-are/.../corporate-responsibility‎

Having a clear corporate responsibility strategy is fundamental in an industry that ... Our 'Journey to Zero' campaign aims to reduce the number of workplace accidents. ...

While steel makes a vital contribution to renewable technology – ONE IN THREE WIND TURBINES in the world uses ArcelorMittal steel – we need to ensure that ...

16 posted on 11/12/2013 7:02:13 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: jimbo123

This Indian company has bought up several old steel making plants, besides the Cleveland property.

LTV Steel was upriver from Lake Erie, reachable via Great Lakes iron ore carrier. Many years ago, I was general manager of a steamship fueling business that had operated a depot directly across from LTV. The place was literally soaked in oil and likely contibuted the river catching fire back decades ago.


17 posted on 11/12/2013 7:02:46 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: KeyLargo

LOL. Whatta laff.

Is he gonna brag about that 0.9% average growth over the last four years?


18 posted on 11/12/2013 7:05:03 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: KeyLargo

Are those large fans in the background focused on blowing the stinky 0bama away from the podium?


19 posted on 11/12/2013 7:08:37 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: KeyLargo

n lesson in economics from Obama is like a lesson in modesty from Miley Cyrus.

Or a lesson in moderation from Chris Christy.

Or a lesson in Managing For Results from Kathleen Sebelious.

Or a lesson in ethics and personal responsibility from Hillary Clinton.


20 posted on 11/12/2013 7:10:14 AM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I wish I had profanity adequate. Censoring myself.


21 posted on 11/12/2013 7:21:57 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: YourAdHere

Says the guy from Ravens country!


22 posted on 11/12/2013 7:22:09 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: jimbo123

Lakshmi Mittal

Mr. Lakshmi N. Mittal is the President and CEO of Arcelor Mittal. Arcelor Mittal is the combination of the world’s number one and number two steel companies, Arcelor and Mittal Steel. Mr. Mittal founded Mittal Steel Company (formerly the LNM Group) in 1976

Lakshmi Narayan Mittal[1] (or Lakshmi Niwas Mittal) (born June 15, 1950) is a London-based Indian billionaire industrialist, born in Sadulpur village, in the Churu district of Rajasthan, India, and resides in Kensington, London. He is the richest man in Europe and the fourth richest (5th NOW ) person in the world, with a personal fortune of US$45.0 billion according to Forbes magazine.[2][3]

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Since 2005, Mittal has been the richest person residing in the United Kingdom, the richest person in Asia and the 4th richest person on the planet. He is the President of the Board of Directors and CEO of ArcelorMittal; ArcelorMittal is the world’s largest producer of steel, with assets in France, Belgium, Romania,Spain, Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, South Africa, Poland, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Canada, Bulgaria, United States, Trinidad,Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. On July 13, 2005 it was announced that he had donated £2 million to the Labour Party, and on January 16, 2007 it was announced that he had donated a further £3 million.[citation needed]

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Party ideology

The party grew out of the trade union movement and socialist political parties of the 19th century seeking workers’ representation, and describes itself as a “democratic socialist party”.[6] However, since the “New Labour” project began, a larger proportion of its support has come from middle-class voters and many perceive this support as key to Labour’s electoral success since 1997.[6]

Historically the party was broadly in favour of socialism, as set out in Clause Four of the original party constitution, and advocated socialist policies such as public ownership of key industries, government intervention in the economy, redistribution of wealth, increased rights for workers, the welfare state, publicly-funded healthcare and education.

Beginning in the late-1980s under the leadership of Neil Kinnock, and subsequently under John Smith and Tony Blair, the party moved away from socialist positions and adopted free market policies, leading many observers to describe the Labour Party as Social Democratic or Third Way, rather than democratic socialist.[7]

Party electoral manifestos have not contained the term socialism since 1992, when the original Clause Four was abolished, although the new version says:

“The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.”

People have been wondering about the significance of the CLoud, too: http://raisethecloud.org/

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According to their website, “Our proposal is as light as air itself — a tribute to a digital age of bits and atoms beyond the antiquity of steel and glass – a structure which reveals the connected networks of a common humanity fuelling the Olympics, their 2012 host city, and the world itself. The Cloud proposes a new form of monument — a new form of collective expression and experience, and an updated symbol of our dawning age.”

http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=165145.0;wap2


23 posted on 11/12/2013 7:24:45 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Barry going to Cleveland to pass gas ... “

And a mighty wind it will be!
There can’t be any doubt now as to why that woman fainted at his recent lying.
I mean, speech.


24 posted on 11/12/2013 7:29:32 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: YourAdHere

I was going to go into Cleveland’s Chinatown for lunch today. But it’s snowing pretty hard so I changed my mind. Glad I didn’t go. With the idiot in town, everything is probably pretty bollixed up.


25 posted on 11/12/2013 9:13:20 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Is this the former LTV Steel plant on the Cuyahoga ?”

In The Flats? Wasn’t it originally Republic Steel? Back when Sohio was in The Flats too?


26 posted on 11/12/2013 9:15:24 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I think you're correct. Originally Republic Steel.
27 posted on 11/12/2013 9:17:37 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: KeyLargo
Whenever, Obozo smooches and has a love fest with his loyal supporters/voters like union thugs, welfare scumbags and fascist business owners, he promises them more of our tax $'s for their votes and to increase their power and wealth.

Those promises are being made with insufficient funds.


28 posted on 11/16/2013 8:29:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave (You can keep your doctor, health plan, and this is only a cold sore.)
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