Manufacturers face recession in Midwest

  • Article by: DEE DePASS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 3, 2008 - 9:19 PM

Business owners and supply managers hunkered down in October, as economic uncertainty gummed up assembly lines, a survey found.

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NICOLE4511Nov. 4, 08 8:20 AM

Unions make employers accountable to it's employees (employees are a companies bread and butter). Why don't you take you conservative views on over to the story about the 16 million golden parachute that the Northwest CEO is collecting. Oh yeah, and lay off that lead based cereal you had this morning.

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t_stevensNov. 4, 08 8:49 AM

You are ignorant of the truth as are most Americans. Please open your eyes: George Bush has set us on a course for a socialist police state and a North American Union (with a new, single currency) consisting of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The primary objective being elimination of the middle class. If you want to find out what Jimmy Hoffa is really teed-off about, try googling "North American Union". If you think this is a farce, I've seen, first-hand, the road already under construction which will parallel 35E and run form Central America, through the lower 48 states, and then deep into Canada. Bud, unions won't be needed as the truckers will all be low-wage Mexicans, unable to pay rent much less union dues. If you think this can't happen take a look at the crew working on your neighbor's roof. The plan is for ALL blue-collar, living-wage jobs to be taken by cheap-labor Mexicans. Watch it happen (most likely with either presidential choice). Both are NWO lackeys. My only hope is that Obama will pull a "J.F. Kennedy" and decide to do what is right vs. helping administrate the sick NWO agenda for the world's filthy rich and powerful. I have ZERO faith in McCain.

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bgates1970_1Nov. 4, 0810:56 AM

Who are liberals going to blame when Bush is gone? I see this as a bigger societal issue. Someone is always to blame for your crappy life, crappy job, etc... Could it possibly be that you suck at managing your own finances or you are not educated enough to get a better job?

The left always claims the GOP is playing on peoples fears. Isn't that what the Left is doing now?

The manufactured recession by the media. Yes, manufactured by the media. Go to any major retail store.. Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot... the parking lots are always full with people spending money.

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uscitizenNov. 4, 0812:20 PM

Get as many Amercians working as possible! And get the system implemented for the next influx of illegal aliens.

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ShaneDNNov. 4, 08 2:34 PM

Good thing Obama is going to be our next president. We could use change. Like 20% increases on tax burdens for small business owners (like my boss). I love knowing that when Obama gets his tax plan implemented, we all have to worry about retaining our jobs. But hey, at least the people who survive the job cuts can pay for my new flat screen I intend to buy with my first unemployment check!

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magicmanrexNov. 4, 08 5:26 PM

.....if it were only so easy and simple as to pigeon-hole people like you assumed. There are plenty of well-educated, hard-working middle class people, who have been stuck at their same rate of pay basically for more than ten years. I know, as my friends and I who are all middle-aged, are in that boat. We all have our college degree. We are told, year after year, that earning between $35,000 and $45,000 a year is a GREAT salary still in this country. Hmmmm, we've all been earning that wage for more than a decade, with of course the obligatory "cost of living" increase, which in no way/shape/form has kept up with the actual rapid increase in the cost of goods and services. There are NOT enough jobs out there, for the whole middle-class to just "dump" their current job and go take a higher paying position. In fact, they're far and few between. They're just not there. So, in essence, we keep earning these stagnant wages, and year after year, have less disposable income. In a few years if things don't change, it truly will be the rich supporting the economy, because the rest of us will be doing service jobs to support their needs.

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