Steel mill polluted town as Romney firm profited

Aug 11, 2012 Full story: SavannahNow 39

The rusty stains on Shirley Carter's home are a permanent reminder of her fight with the local steel mill, just down U.S. Highway 17 near the boat docks.

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conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#22 Aug 12, 2012
rugby has the fascist polluter votes wrapped up. Part of their platform is to force feed their kids fracking water and buy kock brothers products created by clear cutting and subsidized by evil big government.

rugby '12:*yack*
Clegorn

Cookeville, TN

#23 Aug 12, 2012
Mr. Romney, new leader of the free world.
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#24 Aug 12, 2012
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/...

Your "candidate" is a joke...

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#26 Aug 12, 2012
Mr Whipple wrote:
Short grey beard. I can spot a liberal a mile away before they get here in their Volvo.
the guy pictured in the article is a Romney supporter.
(didn't you read it?)
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#27 Aug 12, 2012
lolol wrote:
<quoted text>
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step away from the koolaid there sheiky.
Actually I prefer fine Bordeaux! You should also keep in mind when it was time for Romney to serve his country in the military he thought serving his cult was more important and like a coward went to France!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#28 Aug 12, 2012
Mr Whipple wrote:
Short grey beard. I can spot a liberal a mile away before they get here in their Volvo.
Liberals can spot you too. We just look for the toilet paper stuck to your shoe.
pelosi belly fuzz

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#29 Aug 12, 2012
Obummer:

No new ideas, No plan for second term.

obummer...a four year failure
downhill246

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#30 Aug 12, 2012
...Obama's UAW bailout threw tens of thousands of nonunion autoworkers under the bus. It's the ongoing horror story of some 20,000 white-collar workers at Delphi, a leading auto parts company spun off from GM a decade ago.

As Washington rushed to nationalize the U.S. auto industry with $80 billion in taxpayer "rescue" funds and avoid contested court termination proceedings, the White House auto team and the Treasury Department schemed with Big Labor bosses to preserve UAW members' costly pension funds by shafting their nonunion counterparts.

In addition, the nonunion pensioners lost all of their health and life insurance benefits. The abused workers -- most from hard-hit northeast Ohio, Michigan and neighboring states -- had devoted decades of their lives as secretaries, technicians, engineers and sales employees at Delphi/GM. Some workers have watched up to 70 percent of their pensions vanish.

"I worked for 34 years at GM/Delphi Corp. When Delphi went bankrupt, we lost everything," Dana Strickland of Michigan wrote me. "Because I was salaried (middle management), we lost our pension and health insurance. I did not belong to the union, so GM/Delphi could have cared less. I have never felt so betrayed. We never hear this brought to the public's attention. People need to know how we were screwed, while the Obama administration kissed up to the union."

"I'm one of the Delphi Salaried Retirees that lost the health care, life insurance and 67 percent of the pension I was promised in retirement after working hard for 40 years," Charles Stone of Michigan e-mailed. "Words cannot describe the frustration and let down these events have thrust on my family's lives, and to have GM's rescue all sugar-coated in the current political environment is like putting lipstick on a pig.... We will continue to fight to right this grievous wrong."

Tom Rose of Ohio added: "I am one of the 20,000 salaried retirees that lost all of my health care and -- in my case -- a 40 percent pension cut. So I am now paying increased health care costs with fewer pension dollars and contributing what is left to our lawsuit to correct this injustice. Meanwhile, the politically connected union has their full pension and 90-plus percent of their health care. You have hit upon the key question: How can our own federal government pick winners and losers amongst its own citizens?"
Through two costly years of litigation and investigation, the Delphi workers have exposed how the stacked White House Auto Task Force schemed with union bosses to "cherry pick" (one Obama official's own words) which financial obligations the new Government Motors company would assume and which they would abandon based on their political expedience. Obama's own former auto czar Steve Rattner admitted in his recent memoir that "attacking the union's sacred cow" could "jeopardize" the auto bailout deal.

In June, 20 months after a federal judge first ordered the government to cooperate, the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association broke through the administration's information stonewall and dislodged 62,000 pages of documents in their lawsuit to right the administration's wrongs. As The Daily Caller reported on Tuesday, the documents included "internal government emails (that contradicted) sworn testimony, in federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama administration figures. They also indicate that the administration misled lawmakers and the courts ... and that administration figures violated federal law."

Meanwhile, the Delphi workers who got shafted are getting in the faces of the administration and the public with a new web ad produced by conservative advocacy group Let Freedom Ring. They are asking, "Why, Mr. President? Why?" They -- and America -- deserve answers and justice, not more Bizarro World smears and fantastical bedtime stories.

http://patriotpost.us/opinion/14363
downhill246

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#31 Aug 12, 2012
Supporters of President Obama have learned a valuable lesson from a laid-off steelworker in a popular anti-Bain ad who has gone off the reservation: just because someone doesn't like Mitt Romney doesn't make them Obama supporters.

The ad by Priorities USA, a pro-Obama Super PAC, focuses on Bain Capital's GS Technologies steel plant in 2001, and stars Donnie Box. "This was a booming place and Mitt Romney and Bain Capital turned it into a junkyard just making money and leaving," he says.

But "In These Times", a progressive magazine, interviewed Box, and this is not the Obama campaign's preferred message:

"I think Obama is a jerk, a pantywaist, a lightweight, a blowhard. He hasn't done a goddamn thing that he said he would do. When he had a Democratic Senate and Democratic Congress, he didn't do a damn thing. He doesn't have the guts to say what’s on his mind."

http://news.yahoo.com/star-pro-obama-ad-isnt -...

Ouch!!
drinK the HiVe

New York, NY

#32 Aug 12, 2012
Money Is Deceptive - Is A Million Dollar' A Lot? How About A Million Mexican Pesos?...

http://libertyforlife.com/banking/images/fiat...

http://comps.fotosearch.com/bigcomps/CSP/CSP7...

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#33 Aug 13, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Horrors! To think there may be seven more of you!
Another caustic remark from an Imperialistic Democratic butcher pushing his rancid Obamaloney. What else is new?

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#35 Aug 13, 2012
"Romney is in increasing danger of convincing Americans that he’s a doofus—not only an out-of-touch son of privilege but an out-of-his-depth mediocrity who struggled to win the GOP nomination against the least credible field in either party in modern times, or perhaps at any time.

He’s the one who ran on his business record; now he wants a truce with Obama so he won’t have to talk about it. Unprepared for the Bain attacks 18 years after they battered his bid for the Senate against Ted Kennedy, he’s reduced to watching his spokesman resort to juvenile jabs at the president’s campaign as “lower” than “a champion limbo dancer.” It’s the kind of thing you say when your candidate is running like a dry creek.

That, however, is not the heart of Romney’s problem or his greatest gift to Obama.

The Ryan-Romney ticket is confirming and accelerating the move away from the 2012 election as a straight-line referendum on the state of the economy. At this point, it is unmistakably and irretrievably a choice—and in terms of the un-radical American majority, the financial manipulator from Bain and the New Deal destroyer from Janesville are on the wrong side." DB

Romney already looks like a complete and utter moron just, what, two days after his dead of night announcement. Ryan looked like the sociopath asshole he is and Romney looked like the sociopath wimp he is.

Ryan/Romney 2012: Asshole/Wimp 2012

sociopaths and fascists both
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#37 Aug 13, 2012
Socialist or Fascist?

"It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.

What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.

Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama's point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.

Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies, and have to face responsibility when those consequences are disastrous -- something that Barack Obama avoids like the plague.

Thus the Obama administration can arbitrarily force insurance companies to cover the children of their customers until the children are 26 years old. Obviously, this creates favorable publicity for President Obama. But if this and other government edicts cause insurance premiums to rise, then that is something that can be blamed on the "greed" of the insurance companies.

The same principle, or lack of principle, applies to many other privately owned businesses. It is a very successful political ploy that can be adapted to all sorts of situations.

One of the reasons why both pro-Obama and anti-Obama observers may be reluctant to see him as fascist is that both tend to accept the prevailing notion that fascism is on the political right, while it is obvious that Obama is on the political left.

Back in the 1920s, however, when fascism was a new political development, it was widely -- and correctly -- regarded as being on the political left. Jonah Goldberg's great book "Liberal Fascism" cites overwhelming evidence of the fascists' consistent pursuit of the goals of the left, and of the left's embrace of the fascists as one of their own during the 1920s.

Mussolini, the originator of fascism, was lionized by the left, both in Europe and in America, during the 1920s. Even Hitler, who adopted fascist ideas in the 1920s, was seen by some, including W.E.B. Du Bois, as a man of the left....."

Thomas Sowell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, California.

http://patriotpost.us/opinion/13773

Obama the fascist

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#38 Aug 13, 2012
This piece of fiction was written by the WH wWing Boys Club. The true story and time line of each dirty attack launched by BHO and the MSM. Time has been taking the masks off.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#39 Aug 13, 2012
Did Tax Dodger Draft Dodger Pathological Liar probable felon RomneyTheWimp show us his papers?

He is a Mexican Anchor Baby after all. Time for deportation and an investigation.
Shelton
#40 Aug 16, 2012
it not Obama but congress that has done anything
RustyS wrote:
Nothing worse than a dirty house.
latvie

West Mifflin, PA

#41 Aug 21, 2012
THE EPA was largely responsible,in the late 90s ,many mills closed up, because they could not afford the pollution upgrades.and profit margins were small ,due to taxation, epa.etc..
mancusio

West Mifflin, PA

#42 Aug 23, 2012
the federal government is its own worst enemy.and the 50 states.they have polluted every thing it has touched,, you have to ask the question,if the united states had the population of china ,400% bigger than ours......would we all be 4OO% BETTER OFF ,OR 400% WORSE OFF.clue we are at least 400% more in total debt than 16 trillion dollars..
Dane Thorsen

Long Beach, CA

#45 Aug 29, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
Romney stood to benefit financially from his company's investments. And his departure from Bain also came as the balance sheets at GS Industries began to look bleak. Despite Bain's reputation for turning around troubled companies like Staples and Domino's Pizza, the Georgetown plant was in trouble.
But as soon as the bankruptcy documents were filed, company lawyers told the Georgetown neighbors that the settlement was on hold. To see any money, they'd have to get in line behind everyone else — including Bain, with its majority ownership share. The steel mill offered to settle the case for $870,000.
By September 2003, as GS Industries was emerging from bankruptcy and after Bain sold the company, a local judge ordered that Georgetown homeowners in the lawsuit receive their money. After attorney's fees, that came to about $113,000, split dozens of ways.
rugby '12: profit over people.
Ayn Rand warned us about Obama and his quest to praise mediocrity over accomplishment.
Luckily, Americans only need to Vote for Romney Ryan to put us back on course to prosperity and retrieve our lost dignity.

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