What an amazingly ignorant statement.
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If I am praying, it means that I am in conversation with God. If that offends someone, too bad, they should mind their own business.
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What a bleak perspective. Yes, there are a lot of areas that benefit financially from the the holiday, but in the heart of our contemporary and hostile society, would it be so terrible to promote a little love? Be it for a mate, a family memeber, a pet, or yourself, there should be more emphasis on the positivity. Perhaps a little effort toward spreading love might help instead of feeding the bitter beast. At least Dr. Kaiser is optimistic.
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Ebergstrom, interesting concept, but universal health care would only create a further imbalance in Janesville's economy due to the tax hikes added to already astronomical property tax rates. For the people that want to hang on to their homes, it will be extra difficult because of the hit they will take in wages. Not to mention the fact that property values will most likely go down while the taxes stay the same or could even increase on the wake of a panic attempt to compensate for a future downfall. This doesn't even include the hikes in sales tax across the board that would inevitably be implemented.
Also, universal health care doesn't have the benefits of being able to see a doctor of choice or even getting proper care in a timely manner.
Lynda - if you took something I said as insensitive, then that is your problem, not mine. If you want to debate something I said, then by all means go for it.
Go back and read again. I never once said that all GM workers were living the high life. There are really some wonderful people that work there. It's the ones that have gone out of their way to live beyond their means that are facing the most frustration now. That is no one's fault but their own. My comments are directed at those who didn't respect what they had and are whining about it now.
It is understandable that people don't want to leave what their whole life has revolved around, however, change isn't bad. It is simply change. Worse things could happen.
I do know something about it, being that I HAVE worked at the GM plant. My picture is painted from the real thing Baby. I listened to people on their breaks and on the line. I have heard their concerns about the potential of the plant closing and listened to them blame everything bad in the world on everyone but the correct source, and watched them drive away in a &50k vehicle to the bar. I know how it all goes down, and anyone arguing that point is only fooling themselves.
I also know what it is to be poor and to move away from everything that I know - that is how I came to live in Janesville, so please check your assumptions. It is my own hard work and faith in the good Lord to see me through that has brought me to a better position.
I'm sure there are a lot people that feel confident that things will work out just fine, and that is the positive attitude people need to have for this town to survive. Sometimes it just takes making some adjustments, such as a move or discarding the unneccessaries, and doing it with a sense of pride for the ability to make bold and responsible choices.
The closing of GM is truly a huge blow to the community, but people also have to understand that the world is a lot bigger than Janesville, Wisconsin.
Janesville has become a commune of several generations toting the mindset of invincibility and lack of a sense of accountability, largly due to the influence of the UAW, and now that their false sense of security is ripped out from under them, they are panicking and whining about it.
I heard a GM employee last night cussing out George Bush for the closing of the plant. I could only laugh at his ignorance because it proven time and time again that it is the Democratic party that has created this problem by fighting every attempt that has been made for America to use its own resources to offset the energy crisis and high oil prices. The UAW was never looking out for their own. They were and continue to line the pockets of the people who took away jobs from Janesville.
As far as the city of Janseville is concerned, people need to give themselves a little more credit and less to General Motors for being able to sustain. It might be tough, and they might have to actually do without that leased Hummer, the 4 wheeler, the motercycle and the weekend cottage for awhile to make ends meet, or they might even have to sell their overpriced home and buy something that they can realistically afford. Maybe some of them might consider taking on the jobs that illegal immigrants are currently doing so they can quit complaining about THAT issue.
The universe does not revolve around General Motors, nor does it revolve around Jansevill, WI. Change happens. Build a bridge, get over it, and welcome to the reality of the average American lifestyle.
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