Obama lauds Marvin Windows in DNC speech

  • Article by: JANET MOORE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 7, 2012 - 9:02 PM

The Warroad, Minn., company's no-layoff policy was cited before the entire nation.

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mn1nativeSep. 7, 12 8:53 AM

They didn't build those windows!

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gjacobSep. 7, 12 8:58 AM

It's great that Marvin feels some sort of responsibility for their employees. Many other owners (as well as the GOP nominee Mitt Romney) would have laid off the workers or moved production to Mexico. It's also great that they were reconized for this even though they didn't buy the airtime with donations.

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bisonmikeSep. 7, 12 9:18 AM

Give it up mn1native. Instead of applaud Marvin windows for responsibly running their business during the worst economic conditions in the past 80 years, your only response is a worn out meme from an out of context quote. Thank you Marvin Windows for your commitment to your employees and community and thank you posters like mn1native for further proving the point that republicans would rather sling ignorant catchphrases than to provide actual solutions to problems.

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ubetcha101Sep. 7, 12 9:19 AM

I do business with the company. Good work ethic is key. Sound innovation. Quality and desire.

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solarnowSep. 7, 12 9:22 AM

There was a tax break for installing energy efficient windows. Not only did that help manufacturers weather the great recession, it also helped America conserve energy, which should be the foundation of any energy plan.

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kjmartinnSep. 7, 12 9:24 AM

They did build those windows, but they do require customers be able to buy them to have a successful business. Businesses don't hire when they have extra money , they hire when there is more demand for their product. This may seem obvious, but the Romney economic plan is to get more money in the hands of corporations and business owners and they will celebrate by hiring more workers regardless of need.

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govt4peopleSep. 7, 12 9:33 AM

so bisonmike.....2 wrongs make a right?? What are your real solutions???? Let me guess.......ohhh...ahem....raise taxes on the rich so they pay their fair share?

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bisonmikeSep. 7, 12 9:54 AM

govt4people - I'll pretend that you're actually interested in hearing solutions, even though you will ignore any evidence to the contrary and continually parrot the idea that giving millionaires tax breaks will magically make the economy rebound. We tried that, it didn't work. Tax rates for millionaires are and have since 2004 been at their lowest rate in over 50 years. Cutting them more is going to help how? What Romney/Ryan want to do is to cut tax breaks than I and many other middle class people use. For instance the mortgage interest credit. That saved me a couple thousand dollars last year alone. I could go on but I'm sure your agenda won't be swayed by "facts".

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leakyboatSep. 7, 1210:03 AM

Imagine Marvin Windows under Bain management! Half the workforce would have been gone. To conservatives, a job is just something that should be done as cheaply as possible or, ideally, eliminated so the owners can make more money. To a liberal a job is something held by an individual to enable them to have dignity and be self-supporting. Thankfully the folks at Marvin Window seem to hew more towards the liberal viewpoint.

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mthanson65Sep. 7, 1210:08 AM

In spite of the fact that the owners of the company are known Republican supports and have donated to the Romney campaign, President Obama praises them. A sign of a true leader who WORKS with EVERYONE and cares more about the people than the office.

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