Wake up America

Wake up America

There are 90 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Dec 11, 2010, titled Wake up America. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

I read this week that the Maytag Corporation is moving its entire operation to Mexico.

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republican

Beverly Hills, CA

#1 Dec 11, 2010
nice, now you sound the alarm. little late, dont ya think?
Dillinger

Eureka, CA

#2 Dec 11, 2010
Apparently you don't read very often. Try to catch up.
dillinger is a dillwad

Beverly Hills, CA

#3 Dec 11, 2010
Dillinger wrote:
Apparently you don't read very often. Try to catch up.
apparently you dont think, ever. too late, just quit while you are behind. moron.
Jeff E

Eureka, CA

#4 Dec 11, 2010
Sorry Eugene Womack, we still live in a free country. What would you have the government do, tell private businesses where they are or are not allowed to locate ?

Since: Feb 10

United States

#5 Dec 11, 2010
Brought to you by Clinton/Gore and that giant sucking sound Ross Perot mentioned.

Yay globalism!
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dillwad

Beverly Hills, CA

#6 Dec 11, 2010
wake up america. why? so we can smell the disease of our sick society? i think not. we prefer to slumber as our government eliminates one right after another to further strengthen the corporate control of our supposedly democrat government.wake up now? no way dude, ignorance is bliss...lets sleep in blissful slumber...lolz

Since: Feb 10

United States

#7 Dec 11, 2010
And expanded under Bushbobama, because one can never have enough economic destruction!

Right Wesley Billshit Chesbro? Bring on Global Warming!
cynic

Shingletown, CA

#8 Dec 11, 2010
I call b**sh** on this. Where's the story? Maytag was absorbed by Whirlpool in 2004. Maytag profits? I want proof. This sounds like a classic repub e mail with no basis in fact.

I found no article to back up this claim.

PS, as another poster said, companies can do whatever they want. Don't like it? Start your own company.
Dillinger

Eureka, CA

#9 Dec 11, 2010
dillinger is a dillwad wrote:
<quoted text>apparently you dont think, ever. too late, just quit while you are behind. moron.
Oh poor baby you can't handle a little factual criticism and have to revert to name calling.
Poor baby go to mommy and let her pat your head.

Since: Jun 10

United States

#10 Dec 11, 2010
republican wrote:
nice, now you sound the alarm. little late, dont ya think?
republican....Mr. Womack has been sounding the alarm on the dangers of outsourcing American jobs for years along with Lou Dobbs and others. I've seen his informative articles on the subject in past issues.

It's better late than never to stop the outsourcing. It just takes political will.

Since: Jun 10

United States

#11 Dec 11, 2010
Jeff E wrote:
Sorry Eugene Womack, we still live in a free country. What would you have the government do, tell private businesses where they are or are not allowed to locate ?
I can only speak for myself but in a word, YES! It's that simple.
Maybe Maybe Not

Lewisburg, WV

#12 Dec 11, 2010
If you did your research you would find this letter bogus. The profit increase was in 2002 and the plant closed in 2004 (see below) both under (get this!!) President W's watch, not Obama's. And by the way, I'm not sure I've seen either party take issue with this. We live in a consumer-driven mostly free market economy so low prices are usually the number one factor in purchase. Unfortunately, low prices mean low costs and that implies cheaper labor if possible which more often than not is found overseas.

FEATURES ยป DECEMBER 29, 2004

Maytag Moves to Mexico
The closing of the Galesburg Maytag plant has left more manufacturing workers pondering an uncertain future

Maytag Reports 48 Percent Increase in Third Quarter Earnings
NEWTON, Iowa, Oct. 14 --Maytag Corporation's (NYSE: MYG) third quarter 2002 comparative
earnings per share grew 48 percent to 71 cents per share on net income of $55.6 million
Dillinger

Eureka, CA

#13 Dec 11, 2010
Doorgunner So Hum wrote:
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I can only speak for myself but in a word, YES! It's that simple.
Come on it's not simple as we are a free enterprise country.
Basically being a democracy we are not going to make simple changes.
Power and money rule and that means "simply" there is no simple way
to change how we do business.
Big Loaf Country

Suisun City, CA

#14 Dec 11, 2010
I never trust anyone who says "Wake Up America"...

Since: Jun 10

United States

#15 Dec 11, 2010
Big Loaf Country wrote:
I never trust anyone who says "Wake Up America"...
Then keep YOUR head in the sand.

Since: Jun 10

United States

#16 Dec 11, 2010
Dillinger wrote:
<quoted text>
Come on it's not simple as we are a free enterprise country.
Basically being a democracy we are not going to make simple changes.
Power and money rule and that means "simply" there is no simple way
to change how we do business.
Don't give up and give in to apathy.
Average Taxpayer

Pacifica, CA

#17 Dec 11, 2010
Fortunately, major corporations can do what they want. Unfortunately, it is removing jobs from the U.S. and putting them in foriegn countries. I would if it saved me from unions and corporate taxes that are so high, who can do business anyway? With congress dragging their heels about the Bush tax cuts, if they let them revert back, hold on to your wallets and watch more jobs go bye-bye as more and more companies go over seas. Higher taxes only hurt the consumer not the big companies or the rich. Higher Taxes are NOT the answer! Companies will just continue to leave and the rich wont create more job because they will get the crap taxed out of them. That is what America needs to wake up about!
Dillinger

Eureka, CA

#18 Dec 11, 2010
Doorgunner So Hum wrote:
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Don't give up and give in to apathy.
I'm not giving in to apathy I'm giving in to the American free enterprise, economic system.
I have a very solid portfolio that took a small hit during the worst of the downturn. I did not panic and sell a a loss I held on and now things are again getting better. Better for those with good portfolios.
I worked in factories, retail and other typical American blue and white collar jobs over the years and while doing so I studied and learned what to do to protect my investments. I also finally went to college and learned a whole lot more about economics, politics, corporations, unions, etc even took a ceramics class one semester. Had a great time. Now I'm having a very good time in retirement and I like many other stockholders don't worry about what happens to people who over spent, deep credit card debt, buying houses they couldn't really afford, little or no savings and of course spoiling their kids on that wonderful road to Nirvana.
Zap! All gone, now they cry and want "Uncle" to save them.
Understand I'm very upset that Uncle saved so many Wall St. thieves and the bankers, many with hidden off shore accounts but there not my problem.
I don't need Uncle to save me, I worked and saved and invested and I'm quite comfortable.
I gave into basically joining the system and it's worked for me.
andrea

Eureka, CA

#19 Dec 11, 2010
Thankfully, the government doesn't control where businesses can move. It is unfortunate that Maytag made the decision to move. If a business can do better by moving it's operations to another country, then it tells us that we need to be better to businesses. Less taxes and regulation (within the bounds of moral and ethical safety).
1smith

Norwich, NY

#20 Dec 11, 2010
I can't believe that the financial wizards in the white house 35 years ago did not fore see the potential damage to our economy from large profitable companies outsourcing for quick profit gains. When the main industry of a town terminates it's American employees in many cases it terminates the whole towns work force who were providing goods and services. And then just like a disease it spreads to their competitors in other towns who are now forced to outsource. The demands on tax based services keeps rising with fewer contributors. It's not rocket science. It's a fat ass contest that won't end until the moneys gone and were a third world country. Why not legalize counterfeiting so the little guy can compete?

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