What now, Osceola?

What now, Osceola?

There are 164 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 21, 2010, titled What now, Osceola?. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

As news sank in that its largest employer will be shutting down, the village of Osceola, Wis., looked to an unknown future Friday.

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Bruce

United States

#1 May 22, 2010
another company moving to mexico............
GreatDay

Falcon, NC

#2 May 22, 2010
Hope and Change....Thank you president obummer!
TJ J

Northfield, MN

#3 May 22, 2010
Guess we don't buy that companies product(s)
Zip Head

Maple Grove, MN

#4 May 22, 2010
GreatDay wrote:
Hope and Change....Thank you president obummer!
You may want to go back and do third grade over again where you should have learn that the President of the United States doesn't create jobs in the private sector and its hypocritical and ironic that you want his duties to include creating jobs while at the same time fulfilling your desires for less government. If you want to blame someone, go after the head of corporations who use the United States for its military and infrastructure to protect their interests while setting up offshore to avoid paying taxes and pay CEO's absurd amounts of money while illegally employing cheap labor inside the U.S. for higher profits.
jerry

Siren, WI

#5 May 22, 2010
Please take this opp. to show these cos. how bad this is. A company who made enough money to save 30 million leaves the country dont buy there product its very simple
Arctic Cat Man

Byron, MN

#6 May 22, 2010
I an selling off the Polaris Ranger and and buying an Arctic Cat Prowler made in MN. To Heck with Victory Motorcycles (made by Polaris) as well, buy Amercian made Harley Davidson motorcycles.....
Buckwheat

United States

#7 May 22, 2010
I hope when they move to mexico and in a few years when there product isn't selling like it has in the past they will wanna move back to the U.S.A. the government should the them NO! You wanted your cheap labor stay in mexico.
Buckwheat

United States

#8 May 22, 2010
F **k Polaris
MEEEEE

Saint Paul, MN

#9 May 22, 2010
This is NAFTA is bad for the USA. They and ship jobs down to Mexico and not pay the high [LOL] wages. Then turn right around and ship junk made there back up to the USA and sell it. STOP THE NAFTA TREATY NOW!!!!
john frankfort

Cambridge, MN

#10 May 22, 2010
I have owned many polaris vehicles ,snowmobiles ,atv's ,motorcycles. In fact Polaris was my brand chose. They were a local company that made great quality products. But I'm sad to say I will never buy another polaris ever. They have shown me by this move that they don't care about their employees, customers or america, all they care about is profit. Well screw you Polaris you've just lost a loyal customer and I'm sure there are plenty more like me.
wtf

United States

#11 May 22, 2010
MEEEEE wrote:
This is NAFTA is bad for the USA. They and ship jobs down to Mexico and not pay the high [LOL] wages. Then turn right around and ship junk made there back up to the USA and sell it. STOP THE NAFTA TREATY NOW!!!!
You have George Sr, Clinton and a GOP Congress to thank for that.
wtf

United States

#12 May 22, 2010
Buckwheat wrote:
I hope when they move to mexico and in a few years when there product isn't selling like it has in the past they will wanna move back to the U.S.A. the government should the them NO! You wanted your cheap labor stay in mexico.
Sorry to inform you but when jobs leave the U.S., they don't return.
linokid

Minneapolis, MN

#13 May 22, 2010
note to self, mexico hey, dont buy Polaris or B.P. gas, list is growing
linokid

Minneapolis, MN

#14 May 22, 2010
GreatDay wrote:
Hope and Change....Thank you president obummer!
just the other day i was blamming the president for your birth, how ignorant of me
Jorge

United States

#15 May 22, 2010
Zip Head wrote:
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You may want to go back and do third grade over again where you should have learn that the President of the United States doesn't create jobs in the private sector and its hypocritical and ironic that you want his duties to include creating jobs while at the same time fulfilling your desires for less government. If you want to blame someone, go after the head of corporations who use the United States for its military and infrastructure to protect their interests while setting up offshore to avoid paying taxes and pay CEO's absurd amounts of money while illegally employing cheap labor inside the U.S. for higher profits.
providing a military and infrastructure seems to me to be the intended role of goverment. Business do not pay taxes, we do in the costs of their goods and services. Let goverment take away from your neighbor because he makes or has more, that's freedom alright...
durr hurr hurr

Minneapolis, MN

#16 May 22, 2010
I would try to sneak across the border into Mexico and apply @ Polaris, but the Federales will check my papers. Dang Mexican Nazis.
Lou

Saint Paul, MN

#17 May 22, 2010
Don't forget about all the companies that supply this plant, such as machine shops in Minneapolis, or the guy, or gal selling them supplies. I will NEVER by a Polaris product again.
Karlos

United States

#18 May 22, 2010
I live near the plant and know some people who will lose their job. I own a '98 atv and '97 snowmobile from polaris. I bought them new but since they were built so well have not needed any new ones. It was nice to know they were american made but not any more :(
Saint Paul RiverRat

Minneapolis, MN

#19 May 22, 2010
The biggest problem is that those Americans who purchase Polaris products will continue to purchase Polaris products and the company will be rewarded for it's actions. The reality is that Polaris doesn't sell any products in Mexico, since it's hard to use snowmobiles without snow. The companies decision to reward it's customer base by eliminating jobs from that customer base deserves to be rewarded by shifting purchasing to brands that are made in America by Americans in the Northland.
Enough

Amery, WI

#20 May 22, 2010
Here's a novel idea... How about we make Wisconsin a more business-friendly state? Harley Davidson is considering leaving the state, as well, and so are many others. Maybe Sheila Harsdorf should be a little more specific on exactly how she intends to make sure that businesses stay here.

Wisconsin ranks 42nd of all states with regard to 'Tax Climate'. Wisconsin also has some of the highest property taxes in the nation, and some of the most far-reaching employment laws in the country, second only to Washington, Oregon, and California. Just visit any small city or village in Wisconsin, and you'll find lawyers on every corner, just waiting to use the laws that they helped put into place to line their own pockets by suing any and every employer they can.

The time for talking about 'doing something' is over. It's time to make Wisconsin an economically-viable and business-friendly state by cutting taxes and repealing outrageous laws that cripple our businesses.

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