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  •  this is what CNN says about the timeline (2+ / 0-)
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    But to fairly evaluate Obama's statement, at least two pieces of context -- missing from Ryan's account -- would be useful: First, that Obama wasn't telling this plant that he'd save it from a pending closure. He wasn't addressing a plant that he knew to be closing, because the closure announcement didn't come until four months after his speech. Second, although the plant's last bit of production stopped early in Obama's presidency and the plant remains closed, the closure was planned before Obama became president.
    http://www.cnn.com/...

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    by eXtina on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 06:52:01 AM PDT

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    •  I was commenting about the diary title (0+ / 0-)

      I still don't see anything in Ryan's memo that says the plant is definitely closing.

      •  this is where he says it's closing (0+ / 0-)
        GM's decision to end production of their SUV's at the end of this year gets at the heart of our economic crisis
        that makes it sound like there was something else going on too, but there wasn't. there was an Isuzu 'product' (contract) that took a few more months to finish up. that's it.

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        by eXtina on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 03:24:35 PM PDT

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      •  here's the quote I was looking for (0+ / 0-)
        “About 50 workers will remain at the Janesville plant to complete an order of small- to medium-duty trucks for Isuzu Motors Ltd. They’re scheduled to finish by May or June, and then the plant will close down for good,”
        The Rockford Register Star reported December 31, 2008, citing GM spokesman Christopher Lee

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        by eXtina on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 07:49:41 PM PDT

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