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GM is alive in Defiance, Ohio.
But Obama’s hopes here may not be

Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/21/2012 10:33:13 PM

In DEFIANCE, Ohio — For more than 50 years, the economic fate of this tiny town in northwest Ohio has been inextricably linked to the health of General Motors, its largest employer. And so when two local lawyers put up a billboard in the cornfield across from Defiance’s GM plant with a picture of the GM logo above the word “alive” and a photo of Osama bin Laden above the word “dead,” you might have expected nods of approval. Instead, in this deeply conservative corner of the state not far from the Indiana border, the billboard — and two others

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ForNow, 10/21/2012 10:37:52 PM     (No. 8951323)

The tsunami in Japan and the floods in Thailand hit Japanese car manufacturers very hard, GM found itself without the usual competition.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/21/2012 10:41:20 PM     (No. 8951328)

I heard on a radio news broadcast on Friday (19th) that the Nissan plant in Smyrna, TN has just gone to full 3-shift operations and they're hiring hundreds (800?).

One big difference from Government Motors, though...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/21/2012 11:22:17 PM     (No. 8951377)

To tell the truth Bin Laden is dead and GM is on a respirator, one foot on a banana peel and the other in a grave!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/22/2012 3:11:03 AM     (No. 8951542)

GM will be toast when President Romney dumps all of the worthless GM stock piled up at the Treasury Dept. Then Government Motors will face the music and pay the piper.

Lots of other 0-cronies will flounder without their sugar daddy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/22/2012 3:28:45 AM     (No. 8951544)

Maybe these people realize how many others had to suffer to allow them to keep their jobs. the shareholders, the bondholders, the Delphi pensioners, many GM auto dealers, and all the taxpayers whose money was used and will never be paid. Maybe they are real Americans who do not enjoy a Government who divides people into groups, and decides who will win and who will lose. and possibly the cost of health insurance is starting to rise rapidly, like it is for the rest, who the Government lied to. Maybe they fear the misery that many endure will finally catch up with them.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 10/22/2012 4:44:20 AM     (No. 8951553)

Defiance residents understand free market economics and government vote buying. Result: Romney - Ryan!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/22/2012 4:52:43 AM     (No. 8951556)

That billboard should have another section put into it so it reads:

GM Taxpayers bin Laden
Alive on Respirators Dead

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Reply 8 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/22/2012 8:38:59 AM     (No. 8951865)

Apropos of #5's comment, GM is standing on the skulls of the thousands destroyed by it's 'saving'.
The day that Uhhhbama allowed that travesty of a 'bankruptcy', long standing black letter law on creditor priority DIED in America, and contract law took a HUGE hit.

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