In 2009, the Obama administration gave $24.8 million in stimulus tax credits to GE’s famous “Appliance Park” factory compound. VP Joe Biden toured the plant as a stimulus success declaring: So those who talk about this is big government, this is big government giving a little bit of help to jump start America to lead the world in the 21st century…In 2010, Appliance Park won a $2.5 stimulus grant. In 2011, a Commerce Department official toured Appliance Park touting Obama’s push to increase U.S. manufacturing. Then in 2012, GE CEO and Obama Jobs Czar Jeff Immelt announced
Comments: We might as well get used to it, under this regime there is a lot more to come. How terribly unfortunate for us.
Re: “At the end of 2012, appliance industry sales were down almost one million units from 2011,” she said, adding “2013 is starting off slower than anticipated.”
Funny, I don´t recall Obama mentioning this sequestration consequence today. Perhaps its not due to tiny budget cuts, but a struggling consumer, high and rising gasoline prices, frozen wages, reduced take home pay and threats of less income in the future.
Seeing as how GE paid no taxes I´d say the over-taxed payer subsidized this company to the tune of billions! BTW - I haven´t bought anything with a GE name on it for decades...mostly because it was cheap junk.
BTW ... there are people buying appliances. I bought a new fridge last fall.
Was it GE? Nope, it was an automatic no-buy. I got a Whirlpool.
I need to buy a cooktop. All I saw at Home Depot was GE, so I´m heading to Sears for another brand.
But that´s what happens when you (1) screw your employees, past and present (myself included) and (2) cast your lot with Dear Leader(US) -- including your ownership of the Obama Propaganda Channel (NBC Universal, which GE is selling off the last 49% they own).
As much as I care, I hope GE has the same result as Solyndra.
Same here #4 and #5. I stopped buying GE awhile ago once I learned that they had business dealings with Iran some years ago. Now I go out of my way to let people know that GE pushed for the CFLs, paid zero...nada taxes last year, and I personally think their products are too overpriced and of inferior quality. And to top it off, Immelt is a bit too sleazy and sycophantic for my liking. Yuck!
Exactly what is it GE makes here that provides US Jobs, anyway? I check out GE stuff, small appliances and large at the floor stores and see all kinds of Chinese writing on them (parts made in china, assembled in USA ? ?). So, the Chinese make them, ship them over here and the dumbed down American workers just assemble the kits on their living room floors? So, what´s the Øbama two plus billion dollar hand out for? New Screwdrivers for the assemblers who are now being "furloughed" for five weeks?
I have always refused, categorically, to purchase any item from any private coorp that took stimulus money!
Don´t get quite so enamored of Whirlpool, at least their refrigerators. Several years ago the screwed their employees and much of their supplier base, and moved much of that production, including ALL the side by sides, to Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. Thanks for nothing, NAFTA. Perot was right.
My washer bit the dust so I had to buy a new one. The appliance store was full of GE washers and the clerk told me they all ran on computers (costs about $600 to replace that computer). I told her I refuse to buy any GE products or any product run by computer and did she have any others. She directed me to a Speed Queen that had no computer; ran on metal gears and not plastic ones; and came with an automatic 3-year warranty. I bought it. Runs great.
Just goes to show you that stimulis money can´t alter the current economic situation. It provides temporary targeted employment that builds upon sound economic policies that increase demand. We have a factory and workers ready to go but no demand. Typical of liberal government policy that has no bearing on reality. This is what you get when you let a political celebrity run the government.
In June, first lady Michelle Obama appeared in a hip-hop music video that featured rapper Doug E. Fresh, singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks and TV medical personality Dr. Oz. The catchy song urged kids to "work hard/eat right" and "tell somebody/it´s your body/c´mon." The song was just the first of a 19-track album, the majority of which are hip-hop, to be released by the Partnership for a Healthier America, the anti-obesity nonprofit that launched in conjunction with Michelle Obama´s Let´s Move! anti-obesity campaign, and a New York-based group called Hip Hop Public Health. The full album,
President Obama’s signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has stolen the joy from being a physician or hospital administrator, Dr. Ben Carson said. On Fox News on Monday, Dr. Carson called Obamacare a killjoy — and a financial disaster. “We’ve had three years now to see what’s in it,” he said, “and the level of enthusiasm has not gone up. In fact, it is going down as people are finding out what’s happening.” Dr. Carson also had a message for Americans who don’t want Obamacare: Get moving and get politicos to repeal it.
A group demanding organ transplants for illegal immigrants protested in a hunger strike for the seventh straight day on Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. About 40 people gathered in front of the hospital, including the 14 people on the hunger strike, My Fox Chicago reported. “We’re asking for help,” said Blanca Gomez, 23, who needs a kidney transplant. “I go to dialysis three times a week. I’m not going off the hunger strike until I get on the transplant list.” The group said 14 illegal immigrants in Chicago need either a liver or kidney transplant,
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Bob Woodward expressed optimism Tuesday about Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos’s purchase of The Washington Post, saying “this isn’t Rupert Murdoch buying the Wall Street Journal.’ Appearing on MSNBC´s “Morning Joe,” Woodward referred to Bezos as “one of the real innovators” and said the tycoon´s vision, business acumen, and “deep pockets” could greatly help the paper in the long term. “If there´s anything done inefficiently it´s the news business and so we need to be shaken up,” Woodward said. “I think he will do that.”
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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Sunday there were “more effective ways” of ending Obamacare than defunding it, but he did not specify what those "more effective ways" were. Nor did Ryan´s office return calls from CNSNews.com asking him what he thought those more effective ways were. “You know, rather than sort of swinging for the fences and trying to take this entire law out with discretionary spending, I think there are more effective ways of achieving that goal,” Ryan said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Sen. Mike Lee (R.-Utah) has said that he will offer an
There are growing concerns that an al Qaeda affiliate could use a new generation of liquid explosive, currently undetectable, in a potential attack, according to two senior U.S. government officials briefed on the terror threat that has prompted the closing of nearly two dozen U.S. embassies. Though the Transportation Security Administration has long been concerned about liquid explosives being used in potential devices -- as it was during the failed Christmas Day bombing in 2009 -- the new tactic allows terrorists to dip ordinary clothing
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Monday that the Obama administration is making the United States look "like a bunch of cowards" by closing 19 embassies amid intelligence reports about possible terrorist attacks. Gohmert, guest-hosting on Sean Hannity´s radio program Monday, said the administration failed to learn from last year´s deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans. "We don´t want any more people to die," Gohmert said in response to a caller´s question. "But it brings us back to the question that [then-Secretary of State] Hillary Clinton asked, what difference does
Attorney General Eric Holder has racked up more than $4.2 million in travel expenses over four years, including $697,525 in taxpayer-provided personal trips to resort areas like Martha´s Vineyard and Atlantic City, according to documents provided to the watchdog group Judicial Watch. The records from Justice and provided to Secrets show that Holder, who is required to travel on government aircraft because of security, submitted bills of $16,452.50 to speak at Al Sharpton´s National Action Network on New York in April 2011, $38,108.18 in expenses to address the pro-immigration reform group LULAC
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
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Today, across Africa, Araby and Asia, from Nouakchott to Dhaka, the diplomatic facilities of the United States are closed. There’s a Tsarnaev out there, somewhere – could be the Mahgreb, the Levant, the Horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent – who knows? So, as Richard Fernandez writes, “Shelter in place, this time globally.” Maybe it will work. Maybe by the end of the day there will be, unlike Benghazi a year on, men in custody. But if not? Daniel Pipes: Don’t know about you, but I find this pre-emptive cringing unworthy of a great country, even humiliating.
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.
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Michelle Obama took to Twitter on Sunday to send her husband an affectionate birthday message -- and a gentle ribbing about the US President´s graying hair. "Happy birthday, Barack! Your hair´s a little grayer, but I love you more than ever," Michelle Obama wrote on her official twitter account, @FLOTUS. The message was accompanied by an undated black and white photo of the Obamas as a young couple relaxing on a sofa. Barack Obama is spending his 52nd birthday weekend at Camp David, the rural Maryland retreat made available to US Presidents. He was to return