September 10, 2009

Nobody Thanked Him

Obama is going to make his first visit to an automotive plant since being elected this week in Ohio. You would have thought he could have done this anytime in the prior 9 months, especially during the auto bailout hearings but I guess he has been to busy apologizing to terrorist nations.

President Barack Obama plans to make a speech at General Motors Co.'s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, next week, his first visit to a U.S. auto plant as president.

Administration officials said the president is planning the trip Tuesday as part of a Midwest swing to talk about jobs and the economy. The president plans to highlight the fact that GM is recalling 1,050 workers next month to return to work at the Detroit automaker's assembly plant.

Quote me now, this will be temporary call back until they have enough inventory and then they will be layed off again. And they are being called back because a new vehicle is beig launched at the plant.

On Monday, Obama named his auto czar Ron Bloom as a senior manufacturing adviser to try to turn around the struggling sector. Of the 216,000 jobs lost last month, nearly a third were in manufacturing, including 15,000 in the auto sector.

Craig Ruff, a senior policy fellow at Public Sector Consultants, said Obama's aim is to send a couple of messages.

"He wants to show proof that both cash for clunkers and the auto bailout program worked in putting people back to work," Ruff said. "What better place to show the evidence than a place where cars are rolling off the assembly lines."

This makes me physically ill, Cash for Clunkers has not put anyone back to work. Not one single job. The auto makers have only speed up the lines as they are running very slow right now, speeding up a line does not equal new jobs.

And just to prove that it really is all about Obama and has nothing really to do with rescuing the auto industry

At a July 13 meeting with labor leaders, UAW secretary treasurer Elizabeth Bunn thanked Obama for helping rescue GM and Chrysler.

Obama told the labor leaders that was the first time he had been thanked for supporting automakers, according to a participant at the meeting.

Really? He hadn't been thanked before then? It really is all about graveling at his feet.

Posted by Quality Weenie at September 10, 2009 03:12 PM

Once again, UGH. All the high minded diddling he has done with the auto companies but he's not even physically been near a plant?

Frankly he makes me sick to my stomach.

Posted by: Pam at September 11, 2009 08:34 AM