• • • Do you support Sen. Sherrod Brown? I do. Sen. Sherrod Brown has worked to keep our jobs in Ohio, helped save the American auto companies, protected the rights of women, helped our public schools, preserved Social Security and Medicare, has assisted our vets and their families, worked to preserve Pell grants and college assistance, etc., etc., etc.
However, right winger, Republican Josh Mandel, Ohio's absent Treasurer, has accused Sen. Sherrod Brown as being un-American. Josh Mandel has stepped into gutter politics again, just like he did when he ran against Kevin Boyce. Josh Mandel should be ashamed of himself. The following video shows that Sen. Sherrod Brown has the support of veterans.
(Video by OhioCapitalBlog:)
Saving American jobs and American industry is American. Sen. Sherrod Brown has demonstrated his love of country by saving the auto jobs and helping all of us.
**** Paul Ryan claims that President Obama was responsible for closing a GM plant in Janesville, Wisconsin? Really? Paul Ryan is apparently very loose with the truth.
....February 2008: At a campaign stop in Janesville, Obama says, ”I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years.” As Politifact writes, “That’s a statement of belief that, with government help, the Janesville plant could remain open — but not a promise to keep it open.”
...November/December 2008 – Congress weighs a bailout of GM and other automakers. One proposal, backed by Ryan and 31 other House Republicans, but not Mitt Romney, would have provided $15 billion in bridge loans. The bill passed the house but was not picked up by the Senate. The Bush administration declines to use TARP funds to rescue automakers, but approves a bridge loan on Dec.19, too late to save the Janesville plant....
...Dec. 23, 2008 – Lacking a bailout, the plant closes. The plant holds a “final goodbye ceremony” as it builds its last SUV. In a statement to MSNBC, GM confirmed that the plant “was idled” in December. But — and this is where it gets confusing — winding down a plant takes time....
As the photo in the article indicates, the last auto rolled off the line on December 23, 2008. Barack Obama was sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.