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Biden will visit Valley company next week

Published: Sat, May 12, 2012 @ 12:10 a.m.

Vice president to contrast Obama, Romney policies in rally at M7 Technologies

By David Skolnick



Vice President Joe Biden will tout the impact of the president’s manufacturing policies during a Wednesday campaign visit to M7 Technologies, a Youngstown advanced manufacturing company.

The Vindicator first reported May 9 that Biden, a Democrat, was expected to make a campaign visit here, likely Wednesday.

More details, including the time and how to get into the rally, weren’t provided Friday by the campaign.

During the stop, Biden will discuss President Barack Obama’s “efforts to create an economy built to last — one where hard work pays off, responsibility is rewarded and everyone plays by the same set of rules,” according to a Friday campaign announcement.

Biden will “also draw a contrast” with Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who is committed to a “return to the same policies that created the economic crisis and put the economic security of the middle class — in Ohio and across the country — as risk,” the announcement reads.

“These guys have a lot of nerve to talk about more jobs for America,” said Mahoning County Republican Chairman Mark Munroe.

Munroe pointed to high gas prices, the average duration of unemployment hitting an all-time high during the Obama administration, the national debt increasing by 44 percent, an increase in people living in poverty, and Obama “declaring war on the coal, oil and gas industries, which are all vital to jobs in Ohio. That’s why we need a new president.”

County Democratic Chairman David Betras said Biden’s visit will allow voters to see “the sharp contrast between the positive direction” of the Obama administration and the “back-to-the-future policies of Mitt Romney.”

Obama “pumped life” into the area with the auto-industry rescue as well as led the nation through 25 straight months of job growth, ended the war in Iraq, and had Osama bin Laden killed, Betras said.

This will be Biden’s first presidential re-election campaign stop in the Mahoning Valley. Ohio is a key swing state in the general election.


1bmanresident(607 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

More campaigning on the taxpayer dime. Why are they even wasting their time in the mahoning valley, they have to realize we are dumb and will vote Dem no matter what.

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2SemiRetired100(25 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago


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3taxme(356 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Vice presidents throughout the years have been comical sidekicks to their president. Could you imagine Quale and Biden running the country? Lol!

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4biggee(43 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Someone mentioned the name "Tim Ryan" in an earlier post....is there an election coming up? The only time we hear that name is when he needs a vote. He hid during the healthcare debate, was absent when the post office was closing and tried to convince us losing planes at the airbase was a god thing because they were updating ones that remained.{still cost jobs} seems since Nancy is no longer in charge Timmy is silent.When V.&M opens no doubt he will be there even though he voted for cap and trade and is trying to stop fracking, or like Obama and coal make it not worthwhile to do...jeeeezzzz....just sayen

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5redeye1(5175 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Does anyone know if this company is a union shop or not ? As far creating jobs , if these two get re-elected just watch how many jobs we lose in a very short time with their nitwits progarms that they have planned. Coal miners will lead the pack with the most lost jobs, then the steel industry ( whats left of it) etc.

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6AnotherAverageCitizen(1176 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

""Obama “pumped life” into the area with the auto-industry rescue as well as led the nation through 25 straight months of job growth""

It amazes me that Willard Romney is taking a lot of credit for saving the auto industry.
WOW!!!! He has changed his attitude.

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7ytownredux(117 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Hey Thinker, can you please tell me how much m7 paid in payroll and income taxes to the city of Youngstown at 2.75%?? Can you tell me how many jobs they have added since 2005?

How about this? How much money is the government paying to other high tech companies around the country? how much went to Haliburton? I think you are being a little disingenuous at best.

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8thinkthentalk(290 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

So redeye, if this is a union shop, you are against the jobs? Anything good that this company produces is against your republican faith and is wrong? You are only ok with jobs if they are "non-union"?
Why dont you focus your rage on JP Morgan blowing $2 billion, and your party still wanting to "deregulate" and repeal Dodd/Frank, and then expects the govt to bail them out if they fail?

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9thinkthentalk(290 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

I get a kick out of Mitt claiming credit for the auto loans bailout. So, let be get this straight. Since Mitt claims credit for it, and he says it was the right thing to do. How do all you republicants feel about the bailout now? Still against it, was it still wrong? Of course, its wrong in your faith because Obama did it.
Dam liars and hypocrites.

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10redeye1(5175 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

TTT I have always been against any bailout I don't really care who wants to do it. When it come to taxpayers money being used I feel its wrong period. Why should we pay for their mismanagement and unions who demand to much . They all do it because they feel they will get bailed out. Its make one wonder how they would do things if there wasn't a safety net. Maybe these companies would only hire competent people to run these corporations, Instead of hiring a guy who caused another company to go under. But that wouldn't be the liberal way. How many other companies have gone out of business and aren't missed. Ex HIlls Dept store, Woolworth's etc. .

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11peacelover(813 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

When Mitt was governor of Massachusetts, he was for mandated health care....oops now he's against it .... he was against the auto industry bailouts .... oops now he claims it was all his idea ......flip flop like a fish out of water. Next thing you know he'll be bragging about how killing Bin Laden was all his idea.

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12peacelover(813 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago


I think Mitt claimed the auto industry bailout was his idea because so far he's come up with nothing ..... zero ..... nada .... in the way of new or innovative ideas to solve any of this country's problems. He's desperate to convince anyone he came up with anything new.

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13thinkthentalk(290 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Of course, if what redeye wants was done, lordstown would be shut down. GM retirees lost their pensions and healthcare. Then he would be posting that Obama "did nothing". And that would be the election issue of 2012.

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14AnotherAverageCitizen(1176 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Redeye would be happy, just like Willard romney if GM shut down. They do want anybody to make a good living with benifits and retirement. But they are the same people who complain that the economy has not come back fast enough. Romney must think the economy would be better off if GM shut down and 75,000 in ohio lost their jobs of building cars and parts for vehicles.

Flip Romney. Let detroit go down.

Flop Romney. I get a lot of credit for saving Auto industry

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15southsidedave(5123 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

The only for the visit, is because it is election time - politicians are the biggest group of phony people on the planet.

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