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UAW praises Obama for saving auto industry, jobs

Published: Tue, October 23, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m.

UAW praises Obama for saving auto industry, jobs


United Auto Workers, including Bob King, its national president, praised President Barack Obama today for rescuing the auto industry.

“Ohio would still be in a deep recession if it was not for President Obama standing behind American companies and standing behind American workers,” King said at the press conference outside the Mahoning County Board of Elections in Youngstown.

About 125 people, several of who are UAW members, attended the rally.

Because of the leadership of Obama, a Democrat, not only was the American auto industry saved with the 2009 federal bailout, but Obama has “done more to support American manufacturing than any president in recent history,” King said.

As for Monday’s presidential debate, King said Obama proved he is “so knowledgeable on foreign affairs,” and that he is a “real strong leader.”

Earlier today, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said that fellow Republican Mitt Romney “looked like the president much more than the president.”

For the complete story, read Wednesday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


1redeye1(5542 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

More union BS , No one really knows if GM would have really gone out of business.But it makes for good headlines in a newspaper.

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2BenitaDrugs(42 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

When is GM going to pay back the 25 billion they still owe?

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3BenitaDrugs(42 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

The stock would have to double for the government to break even at this point genius.

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4BenitaDrugs(42 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Hard to say, since I sold it 5 years ago when I took my public pension and moved to New Mexico ...yours probably has not done well.

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5redeye1(5542 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

FLHTCUI As I have stated before NO one really knows if Lordstown would havwe been closed if Gm went through a normal bankruptcy. So genius quit assuming the worse unless you know something that upper management doesn't know.

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6nascar74(43 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Yes FLHTCUI. We owe everything to Lordstown. The place the employs the most egotistical, arrogent, I am better than you individuals. Give it a rest. The best thing about GM Lordstown is going by the plant on I-80 and seeing how many non-GM cars are in the parking lot.

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7DOLE2(595 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Thank you Great Leader for giving me $29 an hour on my 6th grade education so my wife can drive a KIA & I can drink beer in the basement of my $200,000 house....

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8nascar74(43 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Well written DOLE2. The beer is probably foreign or cheap as well. Maybe Busch Lite.

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9exlonghorn(45 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Anyone talk to the dealers/dealership employees who were canned? I would expect they would be less than impressed with the outcome.

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10DSquared(1757 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

They should have gone through a bankruptcy procedure and reorganization ; just like every other failing business!

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11georgejeanie(1428 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Word from down south is Government Motors files bamkruptcy after the election. We will see.

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12MiddleMan(2 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Read this..

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13uselesseater(229 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

That's a great summary @MiddleMan.

GM keeps following the rest of the foolish big businesses chasing their tail to manufacture in China.

$21 million to open a Cadillac manufacturing facility in China. Bunch of other models like electric assisted models to be made only in China.

This is from 2010:

"Motor Trend magazine's blog reported this week that Cadillac, the flagship luxury brand of our very own Government Motors, has engaged in a sponsorship deal with a state-owned Chinese propaganda film company to link its cars with a new film on the glorious history of the Chinese Communist Party. The film, entitled (depending on translation) "Birth of a Party" or "The Great Achievement of Founding the Party," is reportedly being produced by the party to celebrate its 90th birthday. It is intended as a prequel of sorts to last year's star-studded nationalist extravaganza "The Founding of a Republic," and will focus on the events leading up to the 1921 birth of the Chinese Communist Party. "

How do you like that?

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14rickking123(330 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

What caused GM's problems in the first place? Was it caused by the shareholders and bondholders who shall we say were left empty handed? Every day we were treated to how much money GM has on hand and it turned into a self fulfilling prophesy. It's also time for people to realize that GM could have gone through a normal bankruptcy and survived too.

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15youngspartanrepublican(92 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Why does everyone think Lordstown would be gone if they went through a managed bankruptcy that Governor Romney would have proposed, especially when the plant was always praised for its productivity and efficiency? All that needed to be done was to stop producing so many identical vehicles amongst the different brands (Saab 97X, Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Ranier at the time all being the exact same for example) and to renegotiate the ridiculous contracts with the workers. As Governor Romney stated, there was an additional on average $2,000 wasted per vehicle produced on benefits, salary which made them uncompetitive to the foreign autos being produced in the country (mostly in the South, Honda in Marysville, Ohio).


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16miamon(1 comment)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

What is funny is that back in the day GM paid employees almost 20 to 25 bucks an hr. to have them retire, bring in their spouses or kids and pay them the same, to have all of them retire or take the buyout to move to another state or country..... most of them that made that much sat on their asses...... I know first hand! To be honest the bullish started back then when they paid that much and did nothing!!! Now they are just another company with employees that are even lazier making the product and 85% drive honda or toyota lololololol yay retirement yay gm you sucked then and you still do! If you moved here for them you are now screwed, your house your stocks and anything else you all banked on to tide you over is now down the drain, if not now it will be! Take a good look at that cavalier or cruze your driving 65% parts are made in China and brought here to just be put on, lolololol yay China, next time you change your parts take a good look at em you won't be shocked cause i am tellin you here!!! Ford is no better, for those that think because they retired from these big companies, ha eat dirt cause now you have very minimal insurance and the benefits suck!! times are changing and not for the better,,, good luck with the stocks and selling your houses Lordstown!

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17WilliamSwinger(341 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

President O-Blame-Bush saved GM? Even if he did it was like polishing brass on the Titanic. Look at all the other great things he did:

-Al Qaeda is ALIVE
-Gasoline prices up 250%
-47 million on FOOD STAMPS
-Grocery prices up 15%
-16.2 trillion dollars in DEBT
-MILLIONS left the labor force
-43 months of 8%+ unemployment
-Income down 8.2%
-Ambassador DEAD
-Benghazi cover up.
-Fast n Furious cover up
-Billions wasted on fraudulent "green" projects

King O-Blame-Everyone-Else has to GO!

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18IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Neo-Cons are crying like babies. I guess they think Youngstown would be better off had GM closed. I never hear them whining about Wall Street being bailed out. As for the bailout, GM doesn't owe the government a penny, but for the government to break even the stock will have to double in value, the good news that goes along with that is the fact that the governmnent still has oversight on the company. Is it socialism, yes, but we had no other choice. GM NEVER would have come back from a public bankruptcy (see: Lehman Brotherss). Does that make Obama a socialist? NO. Socialism is when the government controls the private sector companies. The Neo-Cons will never admit it, but the private sector companies are what controls our goverment. It's called PLUTOCRACY.

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19IslandMike(764 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago


Obama can't do anything about that until his 2nd term. If he helps the Delphi retirees now, the right will attack him for being bailing out another UNION company. I guess they think it's ok to bailout Wall Street, just NEVER a blue-collar worker.

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