Hanes to shut 4 NC plants

Hanes to shut 4 NC plants

There are 66 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Sep 24, 2008, titled Hanes to shut 4 NC plants. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

North Carolina will be hit hard by a restructuring announced by apparel maker Hanesbrands Inc.

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Thomas38

Since: Jan 08

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#61 Sep 29, 2008
One stanza from a tune written and performed by James McMurtry on an album called "Childish Things"

The song title is "We Can't Make It Here"

"Should I hate a people for the shade of their skin
Or the shape of their eyes or the shape I’m in
Should I hate ‘em for having our jobs today
No I hate the men sent the jobs away
I can see them all now, they haunt my dreams
All lily white and squeaky clean
They’ve never known want, they’ll never know need
Their [shitt] don’t stink and their kids won’t bleed
Their kids won’t bleed in their damn little war
And we can’t make it here anymore."

See lyrics: http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/mcmurtry-j...
sayit

United States

#62 Oct 4, 2008
Last Christmas I said I would buy only made in USA,,, Guess what I could not find anything!The food from China is a big concern.. We produce more food than any country in the world so why eat anything that has safety concerns ?Meanwhile US farmers have a hard time keeping family farms running.

“I'm ANONYMOUS!!! ”

Since: Sep 08

L-Town

#63 Oct 6, 2008
KRice wrote:
When are Americans going to wake up??!! The Republican party is all about tax incentives for manufacturers to move out of the country. Where are the Repubs when laid off people need extension on their unemployment? Where are they when children, for God's sake children cannot afford basic health care. Bush said expanding health care subsidies for poor children seemed too much like socialism,(welfare). Well, Bush and his cronies are all for welfare for the corporation. And they want / expect me to vote Republican? I think not, and I am a registered Republican, shameful to admit.
Wasnt it Clinton who signed the Fair Trade Treaty taking all NC's textile mills overseas, and causing the loss of many jobs in NC.(My husband is from Forest City. Beautiful place, I would love to move back with him someday.)

“I'm ANONYMOUS!!! ”

Since: Sep 08

L-Town

#64 Oct 6, 2008
sayit wrote:
Last Christmas I said I would buy only made in USA,,, Guess what I could not find anything!The food from China is a big concern.. We produce more food than any country in the world so why eat anything that has safety concerns ?Meanwhile US farmers have a hard time keeping family farms running.
Im in the midwest now, and I can tell you it is insane here how all the developers are buying up all the land and puting in subdivisions with houses right on top of each other. I grew up where I live currently and across the street used to be a cattle farm, not any longer, now its a huge subdivision as the city drove out the farmer and made him relocate after his family worked this land since 1908. I agree with you that all the farm land is fastly dissappearing.

(My husbands from Forest City, NC)
red

Mountain City, TN

#65 Oct 6, 2008
I feel for the people that worked at Hanes, seeing we the people of Caldwell lost 95% of our manufactoring jobs. We also just got a 22% property tax increase last year.
Big bad google came to town(Lenoir) for the sum of $265,000,000 tax dollars(State&County). The total of 210 jobs with no promise of anyone from Lenoir being hired. They honored our county with $2,000,000 in taes last year but they didn't have to pay near that much in their deal. They wanted to look good. The $2,000,000 is .333 of 1% of their worth in Lenoir. What a tax break. Would be nice if we all could get that deal but the unemployed and under payed workers have got to foot the bill not big business.
Garrett Byers

Greer, SC

#66 Oct 8, 2008
red wrote:
I feel for the people that worked at Hanes, seeing we the people of Caldwell lost 95% of our manufactoring jobs. We also just got a 22% property tax increase last year.
Big bad google came to town(Lenoir) for the sum of $265,000,000 tax dollars(State&County). The total of 210 jobs with no promise of anyone from Lenoir being hired. They honored our county with $2,000,000 in taes last year but they didn't have to pay near that much in their deal. They wanted to look good. The $2,000,000 is .333 of 1% of their worth in Lenoir. What a tax break. Would be nice if we all could get that deal but the unemployed and under payed workers have got to foot the bill not big business.
Honey, rejoice. Your great great grandchilren will realize a few pennies ever month for this great bastion of Google in your county. And one of these days Google will hire a token citizen of Caldwell County and put him on the parole.

Now where is the editor in cheef when I need a proofreader?

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