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    GM said last June it would end local production of light-duty trucks—Suburbans, Tahoes and GMC Yukons—by the end of 2010 at the latest. It also said it would shut down the medium-duty Isuzu line sometime in 2009.
    In other words, the decision was made before Obama was even elected, let alone took office.

    I also think it's kind of funny that Ryan/Romney want to bring up plant closings at all considering Bain's not so stellar history...

    Conservatives seem to believe that the rich will work harder if we give them more, and the poor will work harder if we give them less. E.J. Dionne

    by blueyescryinintherain on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 12:53:21 PM PDT

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    •  Another quote from the same article: (2+ / 0-)
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      SUV production ended in Janesville on Dec. 23, [2008] a little more than five months after the plant lost a second shift of production. More than 2,000 hourly and salaried GM workers were laid off as a result of the production cuts. Supplier companies laid off another 1,200 people.
      Not a chance the president could have saved this plant.  The die was cast long before he had the opportunity to do anything at all.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 03:47:07 PM PDT

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        And from the second article I cited, Mr. Obama says, " As president, I will lead an effort to retool plants like the GM facility in Janesville so we can build the fuel-efficient cars of tomorrow ..."

        If that happened, it didn't happen in Janesville. But there's always the great hope of the Chevy Volt.

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