WOW...I guess I didn't realize the disdain for the GM worker ran so deep. Its true the wages and benefits are good at GM. Its also true that it was a progressive improvement, after many collective bargaining agreements. Everyone deserves to retire with a decent pension...and not to lose it after they are retired. I never see anything mentioned about the generosity of these workers. GM Packard workers gave over ONE MILLION dollars a year to the United Way Agencies, helping many needy families in the area. This was in addition to many other charities done in individual plants. The adoption of at least 15 families for Thanksgiving and Christmas by the workers in the battery line, providing food and presents, for example.While it may be hard for some to accept that the GM workers are well paid, and have good benefits, I would say be THANKFUL for all that they have contributed to our community!
November 26, 2008 at 9:46 a.m.
The Democratic party has been re-labeled AGAIN by the Republicans. The LIBERAL label started to sound too good, after 8 years of COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM from Bush. We are now labeled SOCIALISTS, and in some places, COMMUNISTS. I am a MODERATE and you can call me whatever you want. I am hopeful that the Republicans will get together and restructure their party. It was fun having political differences back in Reagans time, always made for good debate no matter what side of the aisle you were on. Things have turned HATEFUL in the past 8 years, thanks to operatives like Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh. Lets all agree to disagree, and stop the hate. We are beginning to look like some of the countries that are at war within. It has to stop.
October 30, 2008 at 9:08 a.m.
Keep voting for the Republicans....soon there will be NO JOBS in the valley...you won't be able to GIVE YOUR HOUSE AWAY...you will have more crime, and NO ONE will want to live in OHIO. Pretty much like it is now, after 8 years of BUSH. Are you BETTER OFF?
October 30, 2008 at 8:42 a.m.