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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Skip Roth

United States

#1 Sep 25, 2008
McSame voted to give Hanes millions in tax breaks. Some want four more years of this? How do y'all like being trickled down on, does it feel good?
A vote for republicans is a vote for another great depression and a vote against America's working class. Republicans have slowly and completely distroyed the "New Deal" starting with Nixon.
We need democratic leadership and a new "new deal"
Ralph

Lincolnton, NC

#2 Sep 25, 2008
Get ready for more and more closings and increased unemployment. This is only the beginning.
pominusa

Hendersonville, NC

#3 Sep 25, 2008
Well done, Hanes. You don't care about Americans and guess what - we don't care about you. I hope your management enjoy their new Indian paycheck - $15 a month is about what you're worth.
Michael Jordan

Lexington Park, MD

#4 Sep 25, 2008
Burlap for the gunnysack fron now on.
Jake

Asheville, NC

#5 Sep 25, 2008
pominusa wrote:
Well done, Hanes. You don't care about Americans and guess what - we don't care about you. I hope your management enjoy their new Indian paycheck -$15 a month is about what you're worth.
Unfortunately, many Price Zombies will continue shopping at Walmart and buy Hanes.
Granny

Clarksville, TN

#6 Sep 25, 2008
If everybody chooses to buy another product, will Hanes have to close foreign plants? Where are the FTL products made? We must band together and help our economy, but I'm afraid it's about too late. We have lived "high on the hog" for years, and now are finding out that there is a price to be paid. I know we old folks can weather another storm, but I don't know about the generation used to having it all. The people who will be hurting are young people with credit cards and no jobs. I blame banks for this easy credit, and also children who have never learned to make change for a dollar.
Skip Roth

United States

#7 Sep 25, 2008
"The fundamentals of the economy are strong.
— John McCain, Sept. 16, 2008

"The economy is fundamentally sound."
— Herbert Hoover, October 1931
KRice

United States

#8 Sep 25, 2008
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.
10Franklin

Sarasota, FL

#9 Sep 25, 2008
A big part of the financial crisis we are facing today is because of the "global economy" and how the American Consumer has fallen for the jibberish of how this helps US in the long run. We (the US consumer)do far more to support the global economy than what the rest of the globe does to support us. The results of this are higher gas prices, a dollar that is in the tank, and a financial problem like we haven't seen since my grandparents time. We no longer have an Electronics Industry, our clothing industry is all but gone, and our Automotive Industry will probably not exist in the next decade. I know I sound like a protectionist when saying this, but charity begins at home. We need to start supporting the American owned companies that still build their product here. If they choose to pick up and move, stop buying their products. If they move their call center to another country, don't buy their product. We are, at least for the time being, still the richest country in the world. By using our hard earned dollars wisely, the American Consumer has the power to bring jobs back to our country and turn this economy around.
Section8this

Windsor, CA

#10 Sep 25, 2008
How is a bad economy effecting underwear? Eating less means fewer track marks?
KRice

United States

#11 Sep 25, 2008
Posted by: 10Franklin.

I know I sound like a protectionist when saying this, but charity begins at home.

Man, we better become somewhat protectioinists, before there is nothing left to protect. You are absolutely right, we have fallen for the rhetoric of these lame politicians, these folks are supposed to work for us, not big business. I remember Ross Perot being called a "crack-pot" an "idiot", but he was right-on when he described the sucking sound of U.S. jobs leaving. I honestly do not know where this all ends, but it is frightening.
McPain N Ailin

Taylorsville, NC

#12 Sep 25, 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.
Remember back in July when Senate repukes blocked a bill that would increase help for the poor with heating bills?

Senate Republicans block heating aid bill
July 26, 2008

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Saturday blocked the Senate from considering a bill next week that would nearly double federal aid to help the poor pay heating and air-conditioning bills.

Democrats needed 60 votes to substitute the measure on heating and air-conditioning aid in place of the debate on an expansion of offshore drilling championed by President Bush and GOP presidential candidate John McCain. They got 50 votes Saturday, with 35 Republicans voting against changing the topic.

While Senate Democrats said they hoped to pass it next week, Democrats in the House were looking at the popular subsidies for anchoring a second economic aid bill they want to push in September, closer to the November election.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/26/sena... ...

Now it is September and congress is scrambling to give socialism to large finacial institutions.

The US has reached post 9/11 jobless rates.

Thank a Republican.
KRice

United States

#13 Sep 25, 2008
McPain N Ailin wrote:
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Remember back in July when Senate repukes blocked a bill that would increase help for the poor with heating bills?
Senate Republicans block heating aid bill
July 26, 2008
WASHINGTON &#8212; Republicans on Saturday blocked the Senate from considering a bill next week that would nearly double federal aid to help the poor pay heating and air-conditioning bills.
Democrats needed 60 votes to substitute the measure on heating and air-conditioning aid in place of the debate on an expansion of offshore drilling championed by President Bush and GOP presidential candidate John McCain. They got 50 votes Saturday, with 35 Republicans voting against changing the topic.
While Senate Democrats said they hoped to pass it next week, Democrats in the House were looking at the popular subsidies for anchoring a second economic aid bill they want to push in September, closer to the November election.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/26/sena... ...
Now it is September and congress is scrambling to give socialism to large finacial institutions.
The US has reached post 9/11 jobless rates.
Thank a Republican.
Exactly right!!! The time for change is now!!! We cannot afford, our chidren and grandchildren cannot afford four more years of the Republican rule. That is what we will get if America elects McCain.

Since: Feb 07

Ashevegas

#14 Sep 25, 2008
the fools that keep blaming the Republicans, or the Democrats, or any politicians have totally missed the real cause of the problems, which is the consumers, who ignore the nationality of the products, in favor of the lowest price. Now you get to see the actual cost of shopping for the cheapest price. Cheap prices are only possible when production costs, marketing and sales. Poor pay and benefits for workers from the plants that make the goods, transporters, sales people mean that we often end up subsidizing those underpaid workers. I bought several pairs of Haynes boxers last week, mostly because they were US made. If they go offshore, that will be the last pair I buy, if I have to sew them myself. Bigger government with more regulations is not the answer, personal standards and determination are.

Since: Mar 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Sep 25, 2008
Democrat or Republican makes no difference. Bush has already spent away all the money of the next administration and more, that there would be no money left to fund any of the reform either candidate has promised. So cheers.
KRice

United States

#16 Sep 25, 2008
lawnguy wrote:
the fools that keep blaming the Republicans, or the Democrats, or any politicians have totally missed the real cause of the problems, which is the consumers, who ignore the nationality of the products, in favor of the lowest price. Now you get to see the actual cost of shopping for the cheapest price. Cheap prices are only possible when production costs, marketing and sales. Poor pay and benefits for workers from the plants that make the goods, transporters, sales people mean that we often end up subsidizing those underpaid workers. I bought several pairs of Haynes boxers last week, mostly because they were US made. If they go offshore, that will be the last pair I buy, if I have to sew them myself. Bigger government with more regulations is not the answer, personal standards and determination are.
The only fools are the ones who believe that politicians are not in the pockets of corporate lobbyists. Lobbying is BIG business in DC. These corporate mouth-pieces are not fighting for the benefit of the American worker; of course an idiot might believe that.
Jake

Asheville, NC

#17 Sep 25, 2008
Both Democrat and Republican parties are corrupt cults leading gullible, ignorant sheep. Anyone who promotes either party is either ignorant or also corrupt.
rickm

Raleigh, NC

#18 Sep 25, 2008
lawnguy wrote:
the fools that keep blaming the Republicans, or the Democrats, or any politicians have totally missed the real cause of the problems, which is the consumers, who ignore the nationality of the products, in favor of the lowest price.
Don't forget that everyone wants a job that pays 6 figures, wants a big car that uses cheap gas, to live in a house with super low payments and to have the ability to vacation in neat places for next to nothing.

The "cheap" part has to come from somewhere.
dadoh

Asheville, NC

#19 Sep 25, 2008
Skip Roth wrote:
McSame voted to give Hanes millions in tax breaks. Some want four more years of this? How do y'all like being trickled down on, does it feel good?
A vote for republicans is a vote for another great depression and a vote against America's working class. Republicans have slowly and completely distroyed the "New Deal" starting with Nixon.
We need democratic leadership and a new "new deal"
There is nothing new under the sun, both candidates are empty suits.
dadoh

Asheville, NC

#20 Sep 25, 2008
KRice wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly right!!! The time for change is now!!! We cannot afford, our chidren and grandchildren cannot afford four more years of the Republican rule. That is what we will get if America elects McCain.
Blah, blah, blahhhhh...

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