Pioneer Press 100: 3M and good-old ma...

Pioneer Press 100: 3M and good-old manufacturing boost this year's list

There are 8 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 23, 2011, titled Pioneer Press 100: 3M and good-old manufacturing boost this year's list. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Two and a half years after the financial collapse, in an age where Wall Street is agog over Google and Apple's latest iGadget, who would have guessed a bunch of decades-old manufacturers would be leading the way to recovery? That's the way things look in Minnesota, where the state recently reported 12-month job gains of 7,800 in the manufacturing ...

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Evangilizer

Maple Grove, MN

#1 Apr 24, 2011
After the Republican legislature finishes cutting more business tax, these model companies can become even more global..........
Why didn't the article include McDonald's? Considering George Bush made the construction of a burger, a statistical manufacturing job.
Whatever

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 24, 2011
3M should be tariffed up wazoo for sending 65% of their human resources to foreign countries to make the rich richer. All companies should be tariffed that send over 25% of their human resources to third world countries.
Capt Crunch

Dateland, AZ

#3 Apr 24, 2011
Republicans, you are so screwed

Yesterday, I wrote about a poll that showed a whopping 80 percent of Americans were opposed to cutting Medicare. And the Republicans wouldn’t just cut Medicare, they would end it completely. But there’s even worse news for them: Even if they lie and claim that their plan would “preserve Medicare,” the numbers still look bleak.

Here’s why. The Republican plan to “preserve Medicare” would “preserve” it by turning it into a voucher program. That voucher program would effectively end Medicare because it wouldn’t come even close to covering the cost of seniors’ insurance. But even if the GOP pretends that’s not the case, they still have to try to make the case for a voucher program. And Americans don’t like that either.

A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that even if you didn’t mention cuts, and simply asked about vouchers, Americans are strongly opposed to the GOP plan.


What is your view about the future of Medicare for senior citizens?
•65%- it should remain as a program of defined benefits.
•34%- it should be changed to a program where people receive a check or voucher to shop for private health insurance.

In other words, if the Democrats effectively explain that the Republicans voted to end Medicare, the Republicans are in deep trouble. If the GOP can counter that they didn’t vote to end Medicare, just turn it into a voucher system, they’re still in trouble, just not quite as deep.
Scary Phailin

Homer, NE

#4 Apr 24, 2011
So...how many new jobs did 3M create in Minnesota?
Nuh uh

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Apr 24, 2011
So many 3M plants have moved to Mexico and China...doesn't 3M now stand for Mexico Mining and Manufacturing? Or is it Manchuria Mining and Manufacturing? Way to go 3M!
Capt Crunch

Göteborg, Sweden

#7 Apr 24, 2011
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annoymous

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Apr 24, 2011
What crap! Anybody that interprets this story by suggesting that corporate companies like 3M care about their workforce should ultimately get their brains examine!! NEWSFLASH PEOPLE!!! Corporate America DOES NOT CARE about your puny white collar and blue collar JOB!!!! They only care about making obscene profits on Wall Street and screwing the little guy over on main street by robbing their jobs away and depleting everyone with below living wage standards. This means the rich elites are getting richer by the minute and you're JUST NOTHING to these people, just a stupid lemming that spend all your life in a factory pulling levers until the 11th hour comes upon you!
Capt Crunch

New York, NY

#9 Apr 24, 2011
annoymous wrote:
What crap! Anybody that interprets this story by suggesting that corporate companies like 3M care about their workforce should ultimately get their brains examine!! NEWSFLASH PEOPLE!!! Corporate America DOES NOT CARE about your puny white collar and blue collar JOB!!!! They only care about making obscene profits on Wall Street and screwing the little guy over on main street by robbing their jobs away and depleting everyone with below living wage standards. This means the rich elites are getting richer by the minute and you're JUST NOTHING to these people, just a stupid lemming that spend all your life in a factory pulling levers until the 11th hour comes upon you!
Like the republicans, 3M only cares about profits.

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