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Saturday, June 17, 2017

General Electric plans to close a plant in Waukesha and move its 300-plus jobs to Canada. Workers at the plant are angry, and they're accusing President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan of failing them, but GE officials say another factor is to blame. "I came to work on a Monday -- never in my wildest dreams thinking that one of the big upper echelon people/person would come and tell us that 'you're fired and we're moving to Canada,'" Jeff Neibauer said. Neibauer has built Waukesha engines at the same plant for 24 years. ... The factory drove the community's economy for more than 100 years. It sits just outside Paul Ryan's congressional district, but some workers say he failed them. "Doesn't he realize that we voted for him? He should have been there and saw my wife crying. He should have been there," Kenneth Olsen said.

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President Trump's promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. helped him win Wisconsin.

"This was actually the first time I ever voted. He was saying the things that the average person wants to see more decent paying jobs that somebody can support a family on," Bret Mattice said.

The workers even wrote a letter to President Trump after his victory, hoping he would save their jobs.

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The workers even wrote a letter to President Trump after his victory, hoping he would save their jobs.

They didn't get the memo that he doesn't give a ---- about them now that the election is over.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-14 06:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 11

If Donald were an African-American this golfing stuff would be out of hand.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-14 01:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

"If Donald were an African-American this golfing stuff would be out of hand."

Not if he knew his place and was a caddy like Bagger Vance.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-06-14 02:07 PM | Reply

Trump cant do anything without congress. These factories can not stay under the current laws and no one is changing those laws. No one wants to talk about why they are going.

#4 | Posted by tmaster at 2017-06-17 02:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

They failed themselves by
(a) falling for the Trump Hope and Change routine, and
(b) not availing themselves of any of the help the government actually does offer for job retraining, which unfortunately does vary sate by state, and they probably don't get much being in a Red state.

Canada, huh? I wonder how much GE is saving on health care costs. Probably about $10K a worker, Eberly wanna check my math?

"Speaker Ryan has slammed the Export-Import Bank as "corporate welfare," and Congress let its charter expire in June of 2015.

Canada saw an opportunity, offering GE financing if it would build a factory there. GE took the deal, and by the time Congress reauthorized the bank five months later, it was too late."

Well there you have it. Everyone rails against corporate welfare, until they figure out they need it.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-17 02:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

"No one wants to talk about why they are going."

Well, you certainly don't.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-17 02:08 PM | Reply

Nobody knew saving jobs could be so complicated.

#7 | Posted by cbob at 2017-06-17 02:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

When are working people gonna wake up? Working people who vote republican are betraying themselves.

#8 | Posted by squinch at 2017-06-17 03:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Why should US taxpayers and consumers subsidize these high cost US factory workers?
Cut costs to be competitive or find other work.
What is Canada doing right that the US is doing wrong?
GE knows the answer, ask them.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2017-06-17 03:14 PM | Reply

Guess these workers do not read the news or they would know that Congress is responsible for stymieing much of what President Trump wants to do.

#10 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-06-17 04:18 PM | Reply

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Deflection is strong with these Teajadists!

#11 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-06-17 04:24 PM | Reply

Working people who vote republican are betraying themselves.

#8 | POSTED BY SQUINCH

Well...they were dumb enough to vote for him based on what he said despite years of available evidence that he was conning them.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2017-06-17 04:25 PM | Reply

or they would know that Congress is responsible for stymieing much of what President Trump wants to do.

#10 | POSTED BY MSGT

And why is that considering it's controlled by the GOP?

It seems all they're interested in doing is dicking over the working class with their healthcare reform, budget cuts and tax cuts.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2017-06-17 04:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Guess these workers do not read the news or they would know that Congress is responsible for stymieing much of what President Trump wants to do.
#10 | POSTED BY MSGT AT 2017-06-17 04:18 PM | REPLY

The Republican controlled congress is "stymieing" Donnie Dump?

Are you sure you used the right verb?

If anything. It's thanks to the judicial branch that Donnie has been in anyway stymied.

But. In neither case do I see how either is preventing Donnie Dump from attempting to carry out his campaign promises to add tariffs to imports, which may have promoted more companies to manufacture their goods here in America.

Granted. While he was lying to the American public. He was importing all his goods for his campaign, such as his MAGA hats, from China. Cause. I guess he didn't want to pay Americans to do it.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-06-17 04:38 PM | Reply

"Congress is responsible for stymieing much of what President Trump wants to do."

Too funny.

Don't blame THAT Republican...blame THOSE Republicans!

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-17 04:42 PM | Reply

Trump cant do anything without congress.

The entirely Republican controlled congress????

He can't work with his own party to fulfill any of his campaign promises?

You actually believe this???

These factories can not stay under the current laws and no one is changing those laws.

Which laws are you referring to? The ones that say "pay your employees a decent wage". And "Don't pollute our environment".

No one wants to talk about why they are going.

Ummmmm. It's pretty well known why they're going. Cheap labor in dirt poor countries. With zero regulations. And no tariffs on imports.

It's a rich person's dream come true.

#16 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-06-17 04:50 PM | Reply

Canada, huh? I wonder how much GE is saving on health care costs. Probably about $10K a worker, Eberly wanna check my math?
#5 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Hmmmmmm. Health care is not free in Canada. Someone is paying for it. G.E. will pay for it no matter what.

#17 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 06:20 PM | Reply

Ummmmm. It's pretty well known why they're going. Cheap labor in dirt poor countries. With zero regulations. And no tariffs on imports.
#16 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

They are moving to Canada.

#18 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 06:22 PM | Reply

Trump cant do anything without congress. These factories can not stay under the current laws and no one is changing those laws. No one wants to talk about why they are going.

#4 | POSTED BY TMASTER

So you are telling us that he was lying when he said ""I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky. I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!"

Or when he said ""We had a great meeting. It's jobs. You just saw what happened with Fiat where they're going to build a massive plant ... in Michigan. And we're very happy. And Jack [Ma, Alibaba's founder] and I are going to do some great things."

Or "With all of the jobs I am bringing back into the U.S. (even before taking office), with all of the new auto plants coming back ... I believe the people are seeing ‘big stuff.'"

Or "Today, I was thrilled to announce a commitment of $25 BILLION & 20K AMERICAN JOBS over the next 4 years. THANK YOU Charter Communications!"

And there's no need to answer because we already know he was lying because all of those business decisions had actually been made a year or more earlier than Trump recycled old announcements.

#19 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-06-17 09:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Health care is not free in Canada."

But it costs about half of what it costs here.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-18 02:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

BAWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Shuddup and eat your Trump Sandwich, people are saying it's the best sandwich.

#21 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-06-18 07:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Geez....those jobs were toast long before trump even ran for president.

I hope nobody believes if Hillary were president these jobs would stay.

#22 | Posted by eberly at 2017-06-18 09:18 AM | Reply

#22 - Deflect much? Why isn't trump solving this problem as he promised he would.

#23 | Posted by schmanch at 2017-06-18 10:29 AM | Reply

Because he's a moron.

#24 | Posted by zelkova at 2017-06-18 10:34 AM | Reply

This started is 2015, over 2 years ago, but some how this has become a failure of the current administration, really?

#25 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-06-18 10:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#25 | Posted by Crassus

Donnie the Deal Maker was going to stop it. He was going to reverse all of these jobs leaving the country. He promised over and over again. Yet the only ones he stopped were a fraction of the jobs in Indiana where his running mate as governor gave the company incentives to stay... Have you heard of ANY others since?

Companies made announcements that made it sound like they were keeping jobs here - the Ford announcement for example. They canceled the plant due to weak demand and not anything Donnie did and then combined that announcement with already planned expansions in the US. It was kind of funny when you knew what was going on.

#26 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-06-18 10:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hey Trump voters - tired of winning so much?

#27 | Posted by Bubba10 at 2017-06-18 11:03 AM | Reply

Geez....those jobs were toast long before trump even ran for president.
I hope nobody believes if Hillary were president these jobs would stay.

#22 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Yes, it is true that the decision to move this plant was made before Trump was elected.

But people voted for Trump because he promised to meddle in the affairs of companies to supposedly make them stay in the US. It was a promise he couldn't keep and was likely a cynical promise made to get votes.

Of course, some of the blame also goes to the voters who were blinded by their wishful thinking when the cast their ballot for the lying conman.

#28 | Posted by jpw at 2017-06-18 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump cant do anything without congress. These factories can not stay under the current laws and no one is changing those laws. No one wants to talk about why they are going.

#4 | Posted by tmaster

They are going because capitalists want trade policies that make american workers compete with foreigners who live in huts and breathe poison.

And repubs/trump won't do a thing about it because they think that's how workers SHOULD live.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-06-18 02:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When are working people gonna wake up? Working people who vote republican are betraying themselves.

#8 | POSTED BY SQUINCH AT 2017-06-17 03:11 PM | REPLY | NEWSWORTHY 5

When are working people gonna wake up? non-millionaires who vote republican are betraying themselves.

FTFY

#30 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-06-18 04:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This started is 2015, over 2 years ago, but some how this has become a failure of the current administration, really?
#25 | POSTED BY CRASSUS

When Trump promised to reverse it, yes actually. That's the exact point. It also highlights the point made recently that the jobs he "did save" he actually had no influence over at all, save for those that circumstances that resulted in outright bribes. The "Trump Brings More Jobs Back Home! #Winning" canard that is being swept over Trump supporters necessitates undermining.

#31 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-06-18 05:02 PM | Reply

Less that six months in office and he failed them; they must be dems to believe that!

#32 | Posted by MSgt at 2017-06-18 06:35 PM | Reply

"But people voted for Trump because he promised to meddle in the affairs of companies to supposedly make them stay in the US. "

Voters are stupid.

#33 | Posted by eberly at 2017-06-18 06:40 PM | Reply

"Less that six months in office and he failed them; they must be dems to believe that!

Ahhh, the You knew what I was when you picked me up defense.

Well played, sir!

#34 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-18 06:56 PM | Reply

Suck it up snowflake. Your slogan is very true:

YOU DID BUILD THIS!

#35 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-06-18 08:16 PM | Reply

Voters are stupid.

#33 | POSTED BY EBERLY

You'll get no argument from me on that account.

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2017-06-19 01:27 AM | Reply

"Guess these workers do not read the news or they would know that Congress is responsible for stymieing much of what President Trump wants to do.
#10 | POSTED BY MSGT"

What specifically has Trump tried to do that would have saved these jobs and that was stymied by Congress?

#37 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-06-19 12:58 PM | Reply

Trump cant do anything without congress.

#4 | POSTED BY TMASTER

"Believe me. Nobody's leaving. We are going to stop it day one. A Trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving America ... Promise."

#38 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-06-19 01:19 PM | Reply

TMaster was dumb enough to believe that. Amazing, I know, but true.

#39 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-06-19 04:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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