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There are 56 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 4, 2010, titled Labor Day finds 200,000 unemployed Minnesotans looking for the next.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

St. Paul resident Merrie Chris Steiner's job was outsourced to India so she is studying at St.

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Merrie

Saint Paul, MN

#47 Sep 6, 2010
I'm sure glad to live in a country where we can BASH our government! Nobody voted for this guy, than how in the H*LL did he get in the office?
Merrie

Saint Paul, MN

#48 Sep 6, 2010
Doug in Richfield wrote:
Merrie Steiner is the ultimate argument against raising the retirement age to 70. This lady has given her whole working life for one employer and has been given the shaft. Where is the justice and where is the job so she can work until she is 70?
Doug,
Thanks for your comment.The only thing I can take from the "SCREWIN'"I got from Ecolab is, AT LEAST I DIDN'T HAVE TO KISS EM'!
mervin hagworth

Minneapolis, MN

#49 Sep 6, 2010
how come billionaire democrats wont invest in their failed energy polices that they constantly push . they could hire hundreds of thousands of people ofcourse there would be no profit so they dont. i dont see dems doing what they expect others to do . that is throwing away money for losses. air america could hire 300,000 people and soros and hollywood could fund it they have the money to do so greedy bastards.
GreatDay

Fayetteville, NC

#50 Sep 7, 2010
TheMaster wrote:
Obama will go down as one of the biggest failures as President. His solution to the economy hasn't worked and has left us with tremendous debt - all of this before his asinine health care plan is enacted which will bankrupt the country. Time for him to go now.
Oh this colossal failure is a one term wonder...don't worry about that!
blindman

Summerfield, FL

#51 Sep 7, 2010
who have you got too thank ha!Yes You voted him! now he wants to spend another 50 billon on roads. I would go along with that only if he takes one out of the country!
Yikes

Paia, HI

#52 Sep 7, 2010
Looks like the morons are out in force today!
Cory in St Paul

United States

#53 Sep 7, 2010
This # doesn't include the Minnesotan's out of work who do not collect unemployment. Nor does it count the "under employed. That total number is pushing 450,000.

Good news!!!! Obama wants you to help build trains and run ways.
tww

Minneapolis, MN

#54 Sep 7, 2010
TheGreatestObserver wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, the economy is going down the tubes, but voting for a Republican teabagger would be even sillier.
Voting for Mark Dayton is scary. He and his space alien friends he speaks with will run the rest of the jobs out of the state.
AntiMelting

Buffalo, MN

#55 Sep 7, 2010
Laura wrote:
Eco Lab out to be ashamed of themselves for outsourcing jobs to other countries when our own country has such high unemployment rates! Not only has Eco Lab done this, but many other large corporations are outsourcing too. When will this outsourcing stop? How can people in the US survive when these companies continue to outsource jobs to foreign countries? Maybe we need to start boycotting these companies who are outsourcing jobs and taking away employment from US Citizens?
Maybe if you new anything about business, you would realize it's cheaper and more profitable (because of loser liberals like you) to do business out of the country.
Imagine

Saint Paul, MN

#56 Sep 7, 2010
Doug in Richfield wrote:
Merrie Steiner is the ultimate argument against raising the retirement age to 70. This lady has given her whole working life for one employer and has been given the shaft. Where is the justice and where is the job so she can work until she is 70?
Absolutely. After all, it is a company's job to take care of you until YOU decide to retire, right? What union do you blindly pay your due to each month?

If she has a skill set that was in demand, and not 'taking staples out of paper', she would be able to find a job, but she apparently does not. I don't know anyone who has been out of work for more than a month after being laid off in the past 10 years except one guy...and he was a warehouse forklift driver. The rest were all skilled professionals. See any correlation?

I'm glad she's going back to school to get training in an in-demand field. But she should have been doing that for the last couple of decades, not the last couple of months.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#57 Sep 7, 2010
Any story of the unemployment rate that does not mention the loss of trade and manufacturing jobs that will never return as the world changes to different fields that are growing does not really paint an accurate picture of the jobless rate. Much of this blame goes to the unions who failed to understand the changing dynamics of our economy. All one has to do is look at the Harley-Davidson plant in Wisconsin where Harley was threatening to leave their long-time home because the union would not re-negotiate it's contract.
On the other hand, I really have to laugh at these anti-Obama dimwits who want to blame him for our current situation. Apparently history was a subject they forgot to take in school (or slept through it). This economy was heading on a sharp downward curve long before he took office. Plus history will tell you that the last thing to return to normal after a recession is jobs. We are just now barely and I mean barely climbing out of this deep recession. It will be several years before real growth happens and the jobless rate starts declining. The new housing market for example probably has peaked anyways, so construction jobs may never return to their previous high.
But it ain't gonna happen overnight.
Livin Woodbury

Saint Paul, MN

#58 Sep 7, 2010
Da Crusher_RIP wrote:
Any story of the unemployment rate that does not mention the loss of trade and manufacturing jobs that will never return as the world changes to different fields that are growing does not really paint an accurate picture of the jobless rate. Much of this blame goes to the unions who failed to understand the changing dynamics of our economy. All one has to do is look at the Harley-Davidson plant in Wisconsin where Harley was threatening to leave their long-time home because the union would not re-negotiate it's contract.
On the other hand, I really have to laugh at these anti-Obama dimwits who want to blame him for our current situation. Apparently history was a subject they forgot to take in school (or slept through it). This economy was heading on a sharp downward curve long before he took office. Plus history will tell you that the last thing to return to normal after a recession is jobs. We are just now barely and I mean barely climbing out of this deep recession. It will be several years before real growth happens and the jobless rate starts declining. The new housing market for example probably has peaked anyways, so construction jobs may never return to their previous high.
But it ain't gonna happen overnight.
Give Obama credit where it is due; record deficits, record americans on food stamp usage, record forescloures, an economy where 99 weeks of unemployment benefits is not good enough to find a job. This Pres is simply the worst ever.

Both sides of the coin are bad for Obama. There is no reason to believe marxim is a solution to an ailing economy and paying off union thugs as you mention.
advocate of america

Cass Lake, MN

#59 Sep 7, 2010
Those of you who are complaining there's no jobs, find a Mexican and follow him around a little bit, I'm sure you'll find a job then, but wait, you don't want to do those jobs!
Wild

Salem, OR

#61 Sep 7, 2010
The Golf Guy wrote:
<quoted text> Just because I don't badmouth him, doesn't mean I voted for him. Unlike many, I don't blame one person for my, or anyone else's plight. If your job runs out, take two that pay less, if that is what you have to do. The government can't, nor should be expected to, hold everyone's hand, all their life. To blame Obama for everything that goes wrong, is a cop out. Quit laying blame, and do something about it.
Actually you make a very good point like "The government can't, nor should be expected to, hold everyone's hand, all their life." I agree with this since America was not founded on welfare. If you do not like the current business practices of out sourcing then form your own business that is one part of our freedom in this country.
Merrie

Saint Paul, MN

#62 Sep 10, 2010
Imagine wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely. After all, it is a company's job to take care of you until YOU decide to retire, right? What union do you blindly pay your due to each month?
If she has a skill set that was in demand, and not 'taking staples out of paper', she would be able to find a job, but she apparently does not. I don't know anyone who has been out of work for more than a month after being laid off in the past 10 years except one guy...and he was a warehouse forklift driver. The rest were all skilled professionals. See any correlation?
I'm glad she's going back to school to get training in an in-demand field. But she should have been doing that for the last couple of decades, not the last couple of months.
Imagine,
I don't think the whole point of the story was wether or not I had "skills in demand"instead of pulling staples out of documents. The whole point of the story was to report on unemployed minnesotans going back to school in a completely unrelated field from what they were used to doing....Like I said in the article "I LOVED MY JOB" AND I MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING RIGHT TO LAST 35 YEARS.
Al Sharpton

Minneapolis, MN

#63 Sep 10, 2010
advocate of america wrote:
Those of you who are complaining there's no jobs, find a Mexican and follow him around a little bit, I'm sure you'll find a job then, but wait, you don't want to do those jobs!
Boyd pleads guilty to smuggling

http://www.willcoxrangenews.com/articles/2008...

The son of a Democrat Florida congressman arrested near Willcox on Sept. 14 pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to transport and/or harbor illegal aliens for financial gain, said Sandra Raynor, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix. The felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both, Raynor said.

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