Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Talking Points Memo and MSNBC Push the Ryan is Lyin' MEME about GM


Talking Points Memo and MSNBC Pushes the Paul Ryan is Lying MEME About the Janesville GM Plant Closing under Bush.


Paul Ryan Speech Slams Obama For Wisconsin Factory That Closed Under Bush  Paul Ryan Speech Slams Obama For Wisconsin Factory That Closed Under Bush 

"Paul Ryan, repeating a line from his stump speech, slammed President Obama for failing to rescue an auto plant he visited in Wisconsin in 2008:
A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: “I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.”  That’s what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year.  It is locked up and empty to this day.  And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.
Only problem -- the plant closed in 2008. As in, under President George W. Bush"


First, the basics for my Comrades on the Left, May I present Google and Wiki.

Janesville GM Assembly Plant 

GM Plant in Janesville WI open until June 2009
In October 2008, GM announced Janesville Assembly would be largely idled December 23, 2008 when production of SUVs would end.[10] A skeleton crew continued to work at Janesville Assembly through June, 2009, completing the Janesville/Isuzu light truck contract.


On January 13, 2010 GM put Janesville Assembly on stand-by to produce new vehicles due to recent increase in demand for GM vehicles

Wait, there is more:

  "Wisconsin provided GM with $10 million in grants in 2004 to help with a $175 million plant overhaul. The deal required GM to keep 3,330 workers at the plant through 2010, but the payroll has been shrinking, going from 4,100 in 2003 to about 1,600 as of last month"  GM Speeds Up Janesville Plant Closing 

Obama did speak at the Janesville plant in February 2008, and suggested a government partnership with automakers could keep the plant open, but made no promises as Ryan suggested?

"I believe if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years," Obama said.
From The Detroit News:

 "Reports that the GM plant I visited in Janesville may shut down sooner than expected are a painful reminder of the tough economic times facing working families across this country. This news is also a reminder that Washington needs to finally live up to its promise to help our automakers compete in our global economy. As president, I will lead an effort to retool plants like the GM facility in Janesville so we can build the fuel-efficient cars of tomorrow and create good-paying jobs in Wisconsin and all across America."
 Barack Obama Thrice Mentioned Janesville GM Plant In 2008

Yes, that's right, they couldn't officially close the plant, and not in December of 2008. So YES, Obama could have helped the factory. Remember the Auto Bailout?  TPM, MSNBC and all the hosts owe Paul Ryan an apology and should resign. Obama's Speech in Janesville, Wisconsin

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