Gov. Ed Rendell Wants Sunoco to Resci...

Gov. Ed Rendell Wants Sunoco to Rescind 750 Job Cuts: Governor ...

There are 70 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 19, 2009, titled Gov. Ed Rendell Wants Sunoco to Rescind 750 Job Cuts: Governor .... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is calling on Sunoco officials to rescind their plan to cut 750 jobs.

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Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem, PA

#44 Mar 19, 2009
On 2/24/09, just a few weeks ago, PP&L announced their elimination of 200 positions, representing 6% of its' non-union workforce:

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-pplbreaki...

This despite all the push-and-shove over PP&Ls huge revenue increases, together with their announced rate hikes.

So why hasn't Rendell made a stink about this???!!!

Would it be "politically incorrect" for our Governor to have a similar hissy-fit where a PA-based company is at issue?

KEEP THE PEOPLE STUPID: THE NEW WORLD ORDER.
John Arthur

Macungie, PA

#45 Mar 19, 2009
Maybe I didn't type slowly enough before.

IT IS WHAT IT IS.

that bad moon is still risin'
Dennis Mac wrote:
On 2/24/09, just a few weeks ago, PP&L announced their elimination of 200 positions, representing 6% of its' non-union workforce:
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-pplbreaki...
This despite all the push-and-shove over PP&Ls huge revenue increases, together with their announced rate hikes.
So why hasn't Rendell made a stink about this???!!!
Would it be "politically incorrect" for our Governor to have a similar hissy-fit where a PA-based company is at issue?
KEEP THE PEOPLE STUPID: THE NEW WORLD ORDER.
what

Bethlehem, PA

#46 Mar 19, 2009
because mr spendell knows how to run buisness sooooo much better.
what

Bethlehem, PA

#47 Mar 19, 2009
Dennis Mac wrote:
On 2/24/09, just a few weeks ago, PP&L announced their elimination of 200 positions, representing 6% of its' non-union workforce:
http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-pplbreaki...
This despite all the push-and-shove over PP&Ls huge revenue increases, together with their announced rate hikes.
So why hasn't Rendell made a stink about this???!!!
Would it be "politically incorrect" for our Governor to have a similar hissy-fit where a PA-based company is at issue?
KEEP THE PEOPLE STUPID: THE NEW WORLD ORDER.
Just read your quote after i posted by first one. Sunoco is a PA based company. Their headquaters are in Philly.
amanda

Philadelphia, PA

#48 Mar 19, 2009
slc512 wrote:
Ha. My job with the state is safe. I work for welfare and there's no way I'm getting the axe. All you suckers losing your job should go to PA civil service site and test for some sweet state jobs.
I wouldn't brag buddy because NO JOB is 100% secure. So if and when you get laid off or terminated I hope you feel stupid for bragging and putting others down like you did in your post. Because you too my friend may be a "sucker" as you put it, one day. I don't wish that upon you, but please think before you put others down because you may be in the same boat one day.
Allentown Joe

Emmaus, PA

#50 Mar 19, 2009
I have dealt w/ Sunoco as a vendor and these guys are union pigs! Probably just a way to send a message that the company is in control. Rendell, STAY OUT of the private sector!
Well Sunoco

Allentown, PA

#51 Mar 19, 2009
I just think you made your company less pleasing to investors and consumers.

This is the jump on the band wagon as so many companies are doing now. Laying off and they are still profitable. Truly our American Companies have become immoral and unethical.

So sad yet one day all will have to answer to their maker. I think some of these men and women except eternity in Hell as part of doing business. Yet, this is for eternity. Care for your fellow man and profits are good yet excessive profits at human beings expense will be questioned.
Well Sunoco

Allentown, PA

#52 Mar 19, 2009
Anon wrote:
Oil is too essential to our country to be left in the hands of profit-making companies. They screwed us, making huge profits when consumers stuggled to afford the gas and heating oil. Instead of reducing profits, they just raised prices. It's time to regulate oil as a public utitily, where profit isn't the goal; keeping oil and gas affordable is. Oh, that's right - the utilities talked politicians into not regulating them and allowing them to compete. The PP&L rate hikes that are coming show how well that worked.
I have been saying this for a long time. I agree with you 100%. National Security and Economic stability is essential to a prospourous nation. I say Nationalize OIl, ELectric and all facets of business that will stabilize our economy. Chavez has it right. 2% of the wealty control 98% of the people. I say time to take it to the streets. A spark will set the fire of revolution and change. What will that spark be. Thousands living in our parks? Desolation ? Slavery? Inhumanity? Greed?....
news4you

Allentown, PA

#53 Mar 19, 2009
What an idiot, why does he think he has any voice in what a company has to do????? I don't care how much profit they made if they have jobs that need to be cut because they don't have use for them or because the job is obsolete that is for the company to decide. Not some fat socialist parading around as a democrat.

Yes people socialism is here and gaining strength.
news4you

Allentown, PA

#54 Mar 19, 2009
Well Sunoco wrote:
<quoted text>
I have been saying this for a long time. I agree with you 100%. National Security and Economic stability is essential to a prospourous nation. I say Nationalize OIl, ELectric and all facets of business that will stabilize our economy. Chavez has it right. 2% of the wealty control 98% of the people. I say time to take it to the streets. A spark will set the fire of revolution and change. What will that spark be. Thousands living in our parks? Desolation ? Slavery? Inhumanity? Greed?....
I hope your kidding.
Princess

Reading, PA

#55 Mar 19, 2009
Anon wrote:
Oil is too essential to our country to be left in the hands of profit-making companies. They screwed us, making huge profits when consumers stuggled to afford the gas and heating oil. Instead of reducing profits, they just raised prices. It's time to regulate oil as a public utitily, where profit isn't the goal; keeping oil and gas affordable is. Oh, that's right - the utilities talked politicians into not regulating them and allowing them to compete. The PP&L rate hikes that are coming show how well that worked.
God forbid a company makes a profit. Do you even hear yourself or think before you speak(type)? The stupidity of people. When will people wakeup and realize what is happening? This whole class envy will never get us anywhere! You will always have the have and have nots. When will you realize that everytime a regulation and tax is added, who do you think pays it? Why do you think companies are flocking to other countries? We are in big trouble. We hardly produce anything anymore.
David-1206

Atlanta, GA

#56 Mar 19, 2009
So Rendell is telling businsess how to manage its affairs?
Sondra

Poulsbo, WA

#57 Mar 19, 2009
Rendell ought to recind his governorship. He is a total failure and has nearly bankrupted the state.
comment

Korea

#58 Mar 19, 2009
Mr. Governor,

As a fellow Democrat, may I suggest one of two thing, either
1) STFU
or
2) Send a letter demanding every and each employer in Pennsylvania who contributed to the 41,000 jobs last month to reinstate their employees.

Should we wait for a company to go into bankruptcy and then help them out like you did for your buddy Al Boscov? I know government has deep pockets, but Sunoco is will require a heck of a lot more money and is a heck of a lot more important than some retailer, but we know they will not be on the list for a bailout.

So shut your freaking cheesesteak hole and let a company that produces profits year in and year out and has been entrepreneurial in the creation of Sunguard, which then bought other IT firms such at Pentamation. It is also the original company of the Pew family who contribute heavily to the greater Philadelphia community via the Pew Charitable Trusts.

I am a Democratic Party member and government is still best when it governs least or at least just regulates. It needs to get out of the business of wanting to be in business. You people are not equipped to do the job. If you were, then the USSR would have won the great philosophical argument of what is the better economic and life philosophy to live under.

I call on my fellow Democratic Party members to tell this CRIMINAL to shut his pie hole.

Respectfully submitted,

COMMENT
John

Bethlehem, PA

#59 Mar 19, 2009
comment wrote:
Mr. Governor,
As a fellow Democrat, may I suggest one of two thing, either
1)****
or
2) Send a letter demanding every and each employer in Pennsylvania who contributed to the 41,000 jobs last month to reinstate their employees.
Should we wait for a company to go into bankruptcy and then help them out like you did for your buddy Al Boscov? I know government has deep pockets, but Sunoco is will require a heck of a lot more money and is a heck of a lot more important than some retailer, but we know they will not be on the list for a bailout.
So shut your freaking cheesesteak hole and let a company that produces profits year in and year out and has been entrepreneurial in the creation of Sunguard, which then bought other IT firms such at Pentamation. It is also the original company of the Pew family who contribute heavily to the greater Philadelphia community via the Pew Charitable Trusts.
I am a Democratic Party member and government is still best when it governs least or at least just regulates. It needs to get out of the business of wanting to be in business. You people are not equipped to do the job. If you were, then the USSR would have won the great philosophical argument of what is the better economic and life philosophy to live under.
I call on my fellow Democratic Party members to tell this CRIMINAL to shut his pie hole.
Respectfully submitted,
COMMENT
Wow..... Your proxy goes halfway around the world before your comment is posted to Mcall. Be "green" and use a proxy in the USA.
comment

Korea

#60 Mar 20, 2009
John wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow..... Your proxy goes halfway around the world before your comment is posted to Mcall. Be "green" and use a proxy in the USA.
I'll save that extra millionth of a second, next time.

#1 is edited for acronym S-T-F-U.

I guess S-N-A-F-U will not work either.
shawn

Allentown, PA

#61 Mar 20, 2009
BILL OF SALE wrote:
Is this the same Rendell that just hired a friend at $100,000 to spin the stimulus money, or the same Rendell that hired a friend to teach Liquor Store clerks how to say hello and thank you? Sunoco just needs to send him a bag of money and he will lay off.
Very well said!

I'm still amazed at the lunacy of paying some ex-spurt to teach common sense!

I'm very curious to find out what Rendell's accomplishments supposedly are and, even better, his alleged knowledge about the private sector when our commonwealth and many of our citizens are hurting under his administration.

It makes no sense to me that Rendell feels he can dictate to Sunoco, then have taxpayers' money pay for a "manners" course for liquor store employees.

His justification and/or
rationalization would be
interesting....
Anon

Perkasie, PA

#62 Mar 20, 2009
Princess wrote:
<quoted text>God forbid a company makes a profit. Do you even hear yourself or think before you speak(type)? The stupidity of people. When will people wakeup and realize what is happening? This whole class envy will never get us anywhere! You will always have the have and have nots. When will you realize that everytime a regulation and tax is added, who do you think pays it? Why do you think companies are flocking to other countries? We are in big trouble. We hardly produce anything anymore.
Seems that something went over your head. My point isn't that businesses shouldn't make a profit. I'm saying that oil companies shouldn't be businesses, or at a minimum, should be heavily regulated to serve our national interest because oil is vital to our way of life and our economy. Their focus on continued high profits during a time we called an "oil crisis" shows that a business model does not work with essential commodities and services. In a utilities model, prices would have been regulated to reduce profit and help keep oil affordable to businesses and people until the crisis eased. To me, that makes sense. It's not socialism. It's the government having control of services that are necessary to keep us safe, our economy in order, and promote the well-being of our country.
Bossy Gillis

AOL

#63 Mar 20, 2009
shawn wrote:
<quoted text>
Very well said!
I'm still amazed at the lunacy of paying some ex-spurt to teach common sense!
I'm very curious to find out what Rendell's accomplishments supposedly are and, even better, his alleged knowledge about the private sector when our commonwealth and many of our citizens are hurting under his administration.
It makes no sense to me that Rendell feels he can dictate to Sunoco, then have taxpayers' money pay for a "manners" course for liquor store employees.
His justification and/or
rationalization would be
interesting....
He's an expert at schmoozing.
comment

Korea

#64 Mar 21, 2009
Anon wrote:
<quoted text>
Seems that something went over your head. My point isn't that businesses shouldn't make a profit. I'm saying that oil companies shouldn't be businesses, or at a minimum, should be heavily regulated to serve our national interest because oil is vital to our way of life and our economy. Their focus on continued high profits during a time we called an "oil crisis" shows that a business model does not work with essential commodities and services. In a utilities model, prices would have been regulated to reduce profit and help keep oil affordable to businesses and people until the crisis eased. To me, that makes sense. It's not socialism. It's the government having control of services that are necessary to keep us safe, our economy in order, and promote the well-being of our country.
You are aware that humanity existed for 10 of thousands of years before the creation of the Hegelian State philosophical concept. I feel sorry for both the left and right who used the justification of the "State" for their reason for "existence."

Guess, what? If all forms of government ended, humanity would continue. We tried a form of a "state" where "government" controlled major resources. It failed miserably. It was called "Communism".

As Democratic as I am, it will be a cold day in H-E-L-L before I ever want the government running much more than a local transportation authority or public education. They should get out of the economic development game and just lower personal income taxes and corporate income taxes.

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