just sayin’

Remember this?

And this:

(The first guy in the video is Peter Morici who wrote an article recently entitled ‘In Wisconsin, the governor is right, Obama is wrong’ – so you get the drift. The second guy, Carl Horowitz, is from the National Legal and Policy Center which, like lots of conservative groups, is funded by billionaire right-winger Richard Mellon Scaife – see here)

Just sayin’:

Detroit News: The United Auto Workers union says that by fall, General Motors Co. will recall the last 2,000 of its laid-off workers, clearing the way for new hiring at its U.S. plants.

Most of the recalls will be in southeastern Michigan, whose economy was devastated in the downturn.

GM declined to confirm the timeline, but Joe Ashton, UAW vice president in charge of GM, said Wednesday “those people will all be back at work in September. We will have full employment in September for the first time in a long time.”

The recalls are further evidence of the recovery of GM, and the auto industry as a whole….

…GM spokeswoman Kimberly Carpenter: “We have announced several actions that will help people get back to work,” she said. Among them: adding a third shift of 750 to GM’s truck plant in Flint, a second shift of 600 in Lansing to build a small Cadillac and 1,550 workers being recalled to build two small cars at the Lake Orion assembly plant.


Oh, almost forgot this:

Mlive.com: Flint Democratic lawmakers and UAW officials gathered this afternoon to celebrate a nearly $5,000 profit sharing check being given to General Motors’ employees this week.

The check, they say, is a sign of the progress GM has made since it filed for bankruptcy in June 2009.

President Barack Obama and the then-Democratic Congress made the right decision to bail out the automaker, said Norwood Jewell, Region 1-C director of the UAW.

“What would have happened to Genesee County? What would have happened to Flint,” he said of the government’s loans to the automaker.


Yup, a disaster.

11 Responses to “just sayin’”

  1. 1 Hachikō
    March 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I am thrilled for those laid-off workers. Imagine their relief. Too bad so many Michiganders went out and voted for rightwingnutjobs who are now ruining what’s left of the state.

  2. 2 makesense4tulips
    March 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Msnbc would have this guy moreci!

  3. 3 Sue in Minnesota
    March 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Do these people ever tire of being proven wrong? I fear they are shameless……truth doesn’t concern them.

  4. 4 anniebella
    March 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Hachiko….I am happy for the laid off workers also. But what do all those know it all who said it wouldn’t work have to say now. Those who said that GM would become Government Motors. They were WRONG and our President was RIGHT!!!!

    • 5 Hachikō
      March 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      I don’t listen to the asshats. I trust our President and the decisions he makes. He always proves them wrong. Always.

  5. 6 Sonjia Duncan
    March 26, 2011 at 12:07 am

    What a difference a good president makes.

  6. 7 PumpkinPie10017
    March 26, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    My usual response to these naysayers who criticize and question every decision Obama : “You think it won’t work? Watch and learn…” He has achieved so much! Turned the economy around, saved the economy from a recession, and balances quick action with thoughtful contemplation. That, imho, is a sign of a true leader.

  7. 8 Tien Le
    March 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for this, Chipsticks. Makes me very happy to read and watch the pleasure of the employees who received these richly-deserved profit-sharing checks that will help stimulate the local economy. How many steps ahead is our President? We’ve lost track by now, haven’t we?

  8. 9 anniebella
    March 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I want to take that bowtie and twist it around Morici blanking neck. According to this know it all, President Obama is always wrong. Well what is he saying now about GM?

  9. 10 Sonjia Duncan
    March 26, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Peter Morici the first guy in the 2nd video is an economic professor at the University of Maryland, College Park Maryland. Everything this academic expert in economic said at the beginning of the Obama administration was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. Every thing this smug arrogant expert said came to be wrong.

  10. 11 Sue in Minnesota
    March 26, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I am with anniebella…..that bow tie is calling out for a serious tightening. Pull it in both directions, simultaneously, until his fat head pops. Arrogant dweeb!

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