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  •  Obama Never Made That Promise. PolitiFact Says... (9+ / 0-)
    [A Ryan spokesman] cited this portion of a February 2008 campaign speech then-Sen. Obama gave at the Janesville plant:

    "And I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years.  The question is not whether a clean energy economy is in our future, it’s where it will thrive.  I want it to thrive right here in the United States of America; right here in Wisconsin; and that’s the future I’ll fight for as your president."

    That's a statement of belief that, with government help, the Janesville plant could remain open -- but not a promise to keep it open.

    http://www.politifact.com/...
    •  More specifically if the government gave (2+ / 0-)
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      the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years.  The question is not whether a clean energy economy is in our future, it’s where it will thrive.
      Obama's vision was to retool the plant for a clean energy company, which the depressed economy could not be stimulated enough to support, thanks to the GOP.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:09:34 PM PDT

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    •  Got a feeling the Dem Convention will highlight (0+ / 0-)

      all this week's lies with the truth. It would be lovely if they get some workers from that plant up at the podium.

      Get ready to see the Repubs squirm all next week. What a contrast, with the lyin' incompetent train wreckers of last week with the Dems' well organized honest convention.

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