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Polaris to start layoffs at Osceola plant on March 1 as work moves to Mexico

There are 99 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 23, 2010, titled Polaris to start layoffs at Osceola plant on March 1 as work moves to Mexico. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Polaris Inc. plant in Osceola will start laying off workers March 1, and the cuts will come in phases for six months.

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Regan Planned This

Houston, TX

#21 Dec 24, 2010
lol wrote:
<quoted text>If you charged these guys you would have to charge ever republican in America. They are all just as guilty. They HATE America and free enterprise of mall business. they only upport huge business.
This as many reporters had reported. This was Reagans plan in 1980 to shippout all the jobs and bust the union. It just took 30 years longer than they planned. King George has stated his biggest disappointment was not privitizing social security. His biggest accomplshment was fininshing Reagans oppressing of America and torturing.
Regan Planned This

Houston, TX

#22 Dec 24, 2010
the troll wrote:
<quoted text>Try to buy a harley in japan. Japan has import tariiff to keep the competition out. Maybe we need to enact a tariff for companies who relocate to mexico and then import to the US.
These laws already exist and have sinse the 1930`s. These are laws like imigration laws. They benifit the rich not to enforce these laws. Cheap labor the Right wing needs is what it i all about. The laws that exist is what has always protected America. I had this in history class in public schools. Something not taught in private schools. Reality. Private schools help create generations of Republicans.
Karl

Mankato, MN

#23 Dec 24, 2010
Unfortunetly, the democrat socialists have insisted on attacking business and production in the United States for 75 years, and the little guys are going to suffer for it. Huge corporate taxes, stifling regulatons, ObamaCare, and union greed make it very difficult for business to compete, thus the relocation and off-shoring. It's too bad, but until people wake up, it's going to keep happening. Now the democrats have got their grips on our energy supplies, and wait until all this regulation ( CO2, etc ) takes hold - you ain's seen nothing yet. Boy, are we all going to pay a huge price for the charade of "going green Wait until middle-class people can't afford to pay heating and electric bills due to the government mandated, grossly expensive, ineffcient "green energy". Wait for the economy to implode. It's coming.
Bobster

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Dec 24, 2010
Good luck selling Polaris products to the Mexicans.
Trickleing

Saint Paul, MN

#26 Dec 24, 2010
Trickle down economics. Trickles down to the third world. The selling of our manufacturing base in the name of profit for the 1%. Read City Groups plutogracy memo to the uber rich. Economic treason.
Ryk

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Dec 24, 2010
I kid you not...I'm canceling my order for a polaris
Pam

Mankato, MN

#29 Dec 24, 2010
Regan Planned This wrote:
<quoted text>These laws already exist and have sinse the 1930`s. These are laws like imigration laws. They benifit the rich not to enforce these laws. Cheap labor the Right wing needs is what it i all about. The laws that exist is what has always protected America. I had this in history class in public schools. Something not taught in private schools. Reality. Private schools help create generations of Republicans.
You "read this in history class in public schools" - from a text book written by some anti-american liberal who's job is to create more liberal drones like you who don't know any better and never will. Good luck. http://townhall.com/columnists/LarryElder/201...
Gary

Mankato, MN

#30 Dec 24, 2010
Trickleing wrote:
Trickle down economics. Trickles down to the third world. The selling of our manufacturing base in the name of profit for the 1%. Read City Groups plutogracy memo to the uber rich. Economic treason.
Most liberals prefer trickle up poverty. Especially since socialism has been so sucessful throughout history.
All the companies I've worked for were founded by poor socialists.
Show the Money

Milwaukee, WI

#31 Dec 24, 2010
I wonder how many Mexicans buy snowmobiles? Good for the short term of the company. Doubtful that it is good in the long term.

“Peace the old fashioned way”

Since: Jan 09

Montevideo

#33 Dec 24, 2010
they will buy wrote:
Blah! Blah! Blah! Everyone says they hate Crap-Mart to, yet the parking lots are always full?
Americans have the minds of a pile of crap! They all want to make 100K a year but they want the products they buy to be dirt cheap. Just drive threw a Crap-Mart parking lot and read all the proud to be union bumper stickers or proud to be an American, HA!HA!HA!. How is it your so proud to be an American? By supporting China? Proud union member? How? By putting a Chinese person to work? Thank you all for being so proud? HA!HA!HA!HA!
Not very bright now are we? I can tell by your rambling diatribe that cognitive thinking is not your strong suit. while our country is definitely be and flushed down the crapper by foreign imports you cannot lay this entirely on Wal-Mart. Go to any fleet farm, Menard's, target, ShopKo, Sears, Cabela's, Gander Mountain, or any retail store in any community and you'll find an equal amount of Chinese junk. It is getting harder and harder to buy American. American icons such as Aladdin thermoses, Carhartt work clothes and red wing boots are now made overseas. My last pair of boots I had to purchase online to get American-made. My old Aladdin thermos looks like it's been through a war that hasn't been replaced because all the new ones are now made in China. China is now the new Japan. When I was a youngster you avoided anything made in Japan because of its low quality. Now that honors been handed over to China, Vietnam, Pakistan and several other Third World crap holes. If I absolutely cannot find American I will then go Mexican as it least it's still on the same continent. Buying Canadian is no better as they seem to be going through the same ills that we have. I put Canadian goods in the same category as American but even now you cannot find Canadian made goods. My last pair of Sorel boots were Canadian made, great quality, now they're made in some third world cesspool. I think it's time we take care of our own and bring back high tariffs and give the American companies an equal opportunity. BTW my new pair of Thoreau workboots, made in Wisconsin, were only a few dollars more than imported redwings.
they will buy

Minneapolis, MN

#34 Dec 24, 2010
Roughrider50 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not very bright now are we? I can tell by your rambling diatribe that cognitive thinking is not your strong suit. while our country is definitely be and flushed down the crapper by foreign imports you cannot lay this entirely on Wal-Mart. Go to any fleet farm, Menard's, target, ShopKo, Sears, Cabela's, Gander Mountain, or any retail store in any community and you'll find an equal amount of Chinese junk. It is getting harder and harder to buy American. American icons such as Aladdin thermoses, Carhartt work clothes and red wing boots are now made overseas. My last pair of boots I had to purchase online to get American-made. My old Aladdin thermos looks like it's been through a war that hasn't been replaced because all the new ones are now made in China. China is now the new Japan. When I was a youngster you avoided anything made in Japan because of its low quality. Now that honors been handed over to China, Vietnam, Pakistan and several other Third World crap holes. If I absolutely cannot find American I will then go Mexican as it least it's still on the same continent. Buying Canadian is no better as they seem to be going through the same ills that we have. I put Canadian goods in the same category as American but even now you cannot find Canadian made goods. My last pair of Sorel boots were Canadian made, great quality, now they're made in some third world cesspool. I think it's time we take care of our own and bring back high tariffs and give the American companies an equal opportunity. BTW my new pair of Thoreau workboots, made in Wisconsin, were only a few dollars more than imported redwings.
I used Wal-Mart as a example! I guess I should have rambled on and on like you? Most people on here are smart enough to understand that I didn't need to point out every store. Please tell us the rest of you life story. I didn't get bored enough reading about your boots!
lol

Dresser, WI

#35 Dec 24, 2010
Bill Moyer gives a speech how and why this depression exists. He talls how Reagan planned this in 1980. It just took thirty years. This was one of King George`s a complishments accourding the George himself. He is proud of everything he did. This economy is a republican economics. To blame anyone else just shows how stupid the redneck party is. I`m so dumb Party. Conservatives conserve stupid. The republicans are not conservatives they are theives.
edward

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Dec 24, 2010
same old story - tax tax tax and unions bleeding the company,they simply have to do it
lol

Dresser, WI

#37 Dec 24, 2010
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>Most liberals prefer trickle up poverty. Especially since socialism has been so sucessful throughout history.
All the companies I've worked for were founded by poor socialists.
If you only had a brain. Repulsive cans are not even human. They all see the same site and smell the same thing and all smell the same. That is because they are never the lead dog. They never take their head our of the others ars to see the real world. Their whole world is someone elses ars.
HCV

Saint Paul, MN

#38 Dec 24, 2010
From right now, we can't afford to have ANY company to outsource our jobs to another country anymore! The CEO/stockholders believe that they will have a last laugh, but don't foresee clearly that the unemployed people will not buy their products at all. Then we, all people of the USA, lose and lose!
g-del

Saint Paul, MN

#39 Dec 24, 2010
hey unions --remember when your leader stood next to wm. jefferson clinton and gleed when he signed nafta--- the socialist media championed this move for months----
Patriot

Dresser, WI

#40 Dec 24, 2010
Let put the credit where it belongs with my GOD. Thank You king George for moving out our jobs. Ending the jobs in our country. Oppressing our poor defensless people. Who do you want me to vote for so we can complete destroy America? I love torture and hate freedom just like you. Can I torture in our booking room now? We need water boards in the Metro rask force. I am so tired of hearing about civil rights and liberty. How long will it take for the peasants to know that they have no rights. They live in the American state of the New world order. Obama is doing just as he was told. a Good Boy. Democrats Liberty, justice honor, trust and democarcy will not even be words in the history books. Tyrants dicators war mongers are the words of todays right wing new world order.
Gary

Mankato, MN

#41 Dec 24, 2010
lol wrote:
<quoted text>If you only had a brain. Repulsive cans are not even human. They all see the same site and smell the same thing and all smell the same. That is because they are never the lead dog. They never take their head our of the others ars to see the real world. Their whole world is someone elses ars.
Give us some good historical examples of nations with hundreds of millions of citizens who prospered under a socialist/communist command and control economy? Do you ever study history? Fidel Castro is compassionate, and he murders citizens who try to escape his leftist utopia. Is this what you mean? The governemnt controls all the economic output and gives the people jobs, healthcare, housing, etc. And they're all mired in poverty - except, of course, those in the government regime. You've bought the class-envy bit pushed by the left hook, line, and sinker. They have no shortage of useful-idiots who will blindly fight for some fictional cause, all while fighting against the principals that have given American's security and unprecedented properity that you benefit from but don't understand.
fruit bat alert

Saint Paul, MN

#42 Dec 24, 2010
lol wrote:
<quoted text>If you only had a brain. Repulsive cans are not even human. They all see the same site and smell the same thing and all smell the same. That is because they are never the lead dog. They never take their head our of the others ars to see the real world. Their whole world is someone elses ars.
Merry Christmas, Scrouge!
Pam

Mankato, MN

#43 Dec 24, 2010
HCV wrote:
From right now, we can't afford to have ANY company to outsource our jobs to another country anymore! The CEO/stockholders believe that they will have a last laugh, but don't foresee clearly that the unemployed people will not buy their products at all. Then we, all people of the USA, lose and lose!
Give us some good examples of how you would end out-sourcing. Raise taxes so companies are less profitable? Increase regulation so they spend a fortune complying and have less money to pay salaries and benefits? Unionize all labor so their labor expenses are so high they can't compete in the world economy and reduce their work force to make up for the loss in profit? I'm just wondering what you're answer is? We've tried all of the above, and it seems to me the result has been less jobs in America.

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