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20
Jan
16

The President’s Day

President Barack Obama speaks at the United Auto Workers-General Motors Center for Human Resources, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 in Detroit. While in Detroit the president is scheduled to visit the 2016 North American International Auto Show and speak of the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, to highlight the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

U.S. President Barack Obama reminisces about his first new car, a Jeep he purchase when he was 32, as he delivers remarks on the U.S. auto industry at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit, Michigan January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama speaks at the United Auto Workers-General Motors Center for Human Resources. While in Detroit the president visited the 2016 North American International Auto Show and speak of the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry

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President Barack Obama is introduced by United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada at the UAW-General Motors Center for Human Resources, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 in Detroit. While in Detroit the president is scheduled to visit the 2016 North American International Auto Show and speak of the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

President Barack Obama is introduced by United Auto Workers Vice President Cindy Estrada

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President Barack Obama greets people as he arrives to speak at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, to highlight the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

U.S. President Barack Obama (in blue shirt, back to camera) greets people in the audience after his remarks on the U.S. auto industry at the United Auto Workers-General Motors (UAW-GM) Center for Human Resources in Detroit, Michigan January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama shakes hands as he arrives to speak at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, to highlight the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama smiles while speaking at the United Auto Workers-General Motors Center for Human Resources, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 in Detroit. While in Detroit the president visited the 2016 North American International Auto Show and speak of the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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President Obama sits in the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, an all-electric vehicle with an estimated range of 200 miles on a single charge, while touring the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. The man at left is unidentified. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

President Obama looks over the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, with NAIAS chairman Paul Sabatini at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

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UAW President Dennis Williams, from left, President Barack Obama and North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) chairman Paul Sabatini talk during a tour of the NAIAS in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

UAW President Dennis Williams, from left, President Barack Obama and North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) chairman Paul Sabatini talk during a tour of the NAIAS

President Barack Obama stops at the Chrysler exhibit during visit to the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, to highlight the progress made by the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama stops by the Chrysler exhibit during his visit to the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. With him, from left are, Mitch Clauw, Fiat Chrysler's vice president of vehicle engineering, Paul Sabatini, North American International Auto Show chairman, and Dennis Williams, president of the UAW. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama stops by the Chrysler exhibit during his visit to the 2016 North American International Auto Show

President Obama looks over the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, with NAIAS chairman Paul Sabatini, far left, and UAW President Dennis Williams at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he sits in an all-electric Chevrolet Bolt at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama responds to a bystander after visiting retail store Shinola in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Someone yelled out, "Did you buy a watch?" Obama said, "I already have one," and pointed to the watch on his wrist. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

President Barack Obama responds to a bystander after visiting retail store Shinola. Someone yelled out, “Did you buy a watch?” Obama said, “I already have one,” and pointed to the watch on his wrist

As the snow falls, surprised onlookers try to see President Barack Obama as he visits retail store Shinola in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) uses a credit card to buy an item at the Shinola watchmakers flagship store in Detroit, Michigan January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama buys an item at the Shinola watchmakers flagship store

President Barack Obama leaves Shinola, a domestic manufacturer of watches and other goods after a tour, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Detroit. While in Detroit the president is scheduled to visit the 2016 North American International Auto Show and speak of the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama has lunch at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, with Teana Dowdell, autoworker at the General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, left, Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi, Emergency medicine physician engaged with Detroit youth through violence prevention and intervention programs, part of Detroit’s efforts around the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, center, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, right, obscured, and Tom Kartsotis, Founder, Shinola. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama has lunch at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery with Teana Dowdell, autoworker at the General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi, Emergency medicine physician engaged with Detroit youth through violence prevention and intervention programs, part of Detroit’s efforts around the My Brother’s Keeper initiative,  Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, and Tom Kartsotis, Founder, Shinola

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President Barack Obama has lunch with Teana Dowdell, autoworker at the General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, left, and Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi, Emergency medicine physician engaged with Detroit youth through violence prevention and intervention programs, part of Detroit’s efforts around the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, right, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Detroit. While in Detroit the president is scheduled to visit the 2016 North American International Auto Show and speak of the progress made by the city, its people and neighborhoods, and the American auto industry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd L) sits down to lunch with autoworker Teana Dowdell (L), Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi (2nd R) and Shinola founder Tom Kartsotis at the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery in Detroit, Michigan, January 20, 2016. In Detroit, Obama will visit the North American International Auto Show and deliver remarks on the U.S. auto industry at the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

25
Mar
11

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.

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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.

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Yup, a disaster.




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