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Old 11-18-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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on Tuesday with VP Biden also. This could be a more positive light shown on IN with the work force recovering up there. Unlike the Gary, wasn't it, focus in his campaigning?
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Actually, it was Elkhart County ... sad to say, but there's little to no hope left for Gary and I say that with a heavy sad sigh.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Positive light? Given Obama's popularity, will anybody be watching??
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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McDonalds is popular. Everyone will be there.
Well, most of you.

Rap is popular.

Just because something is popular, or not... doesn't automagically make it correct.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:12 PM
 
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I am guessing his speech is going to be on the economy and it's recovery. Kokomo has had several announcements in the last year (Delphi, Chrysler, the solar panel company going in the Getrag Plant in Tipton County) there could mean thousands of jobs. Granted, these are all jobs that were lost during the recession. Nevertheless, it is great that he is going to Indiana, again!
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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The job loss in Kokomo is bad. The unemploment # is higher than the state or national average. The economy is still pretty bad.

The comments I've heard so far are complaints about how the traffic will be snarled, streets closed, and security & news crews will be a mess.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:36 PM
 
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Actually, it was Elkhart County ... sad to say, but there's little to no hope left for Gary and I say that with a heavy sad sigh.
Oh yes you're right thanks.

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Positive light? Given Obama's popularity, will anybody be watching??
Well I'm thinking to the world how Kokomo has rebounded will be positive compared to how dead that town would have been if all the factories folded up. Agree Obama himself is not very popular.

KSlass I never thought about all the camera crews etc that will be hard getting around town then.

Still no matter if you voted for Obama or not he is our country's president I remember when JFK rolled through back in the 60s. Our teachers took us to the side of the road as he passed by waving from a convertible. Pretty big deal to say you saw our presidentin person, maybe a Kokomo student will have that memory with Obama.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:52 AM
 
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it's horrible enough trying to get through slo-ko-mo on a non-presidential visit!!!
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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Kokomo is testament to the effectiveness of the Stimulous package. For all of the bad press the fact is this town would be full of ghosts if not for the bailout. Those who say cutting taxes is the best way to revive the economy should look at this town and ask themselves what tax cuts would do for several thousand unemployed people and the small businesses that rely on them for revenue. Answer: not too freaking much.

The bailouts worked. Like them or not, they worked.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Kokomo is testament to the effectiveness of the Stimulous package. For all of the bad press the fact is this town would be full of ghosts if not for the bailout. Those who say cutting taxes is the best way to revive the economy should look at this town and ask themselves what tax cuts would do for several thousand unemployed people and the small businesses that rely on them for revenue. Answer: not too freaking much.

The bailouts worked. Like them or not, they worked.
For now, I can't argue with what you're saying. Long term, however, it remains to be seen whether Chrysler and GM can become efficient, competitive carmakers that don't have to rely on gas-binging trucks and SUVs. CAFE standards will force it to some degree, but let's wait and see how well they stack up against Ford and the foreign competition.
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