DHL deal gone sour haunts McCain in Ohio

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  1. Manuel
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    Finally given a chance to address Sen. John McCain, Mary Houghtaling choked up Thursday and began to cry.

    Wiping away her tears, she told the presumptive Republican presidential nominee how a controversial corporate deal he backed in 2003 as chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee -- the sale of Airborne Express cargo service to a German conglomerate that owns DHL and the subsequent expansion of the air freight hub here -- had gone horribly wrong.

    Now, its business in a tailspin, DHL wants to combine operations with rival United Parcel Service and close its huge hub here. If the merger goes through, community officials and union leaders warn, staggering job losses will eviscerate the economy and the social fabric of nine struggling counties in southeast Ohio.

    "Never before have so many people been abandoned at once," said Houghtaling, who runs a local hospice. "It is inconceivable to think about losing 10,000 jobs in the first wave, and the estimates run in the 30,000 range as the wave continues."

    DHL deal gone sour haunts McCain in Ohio - Los Angeles Times
     
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    How is a deal he worked on in 2003 anything with the operating practices of present? He's now pulling the trigger on the same company.

    The Associated Press: McCain calls for probe of company he once aided

    Sounds like he'll turn in even friends when he sees wrong.

    Have you not helped someone only to find they where up to no good later? Oh wait... McCain is expected to see into the future of what a company is going to do. Is that it?
     
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    Another former American company's employees taking it on the neck.

    Are we ever going to learn?
     
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    That's right, it's called judgement. All McMain is doing now is pandering.
     

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