Republicans responsible for even more lost jobs

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    Siemens to lay off 400+ Iowa workers; congressional failure to renew wind credit blamed



    Siemens has notified local communities that it is reducing the workforces at its blade manufacturing plants at Fort Madison and Hutchinson, Kan.

    Siemens spokesperson Melanie Forbrick says 407 employees will be laid off at the Fort Madison plant. A total of 220 will remain at the plant, which has 600,000 square feet. The Fort Madison plant is the largest employer in the city.

    The layoff will be the second in Iowa this year. Clipper Windpower in Cedar Rapids reduced its workforce there by 76 workers of its 300 employees beginning on Aug. 27.

    Wind energy interests have warned that job losses are inevitable if the 2.2 cents per kilowatt hour production tax credit is not renewed by congress before its Dec. 31 expiration.

    U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said that the tax credit is part of a package of so-called "extenders," also including the $1 per gallon tax credit for biodiesel, that are to be taken up by congress after the November election.
     
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    Ok if your willing to say Obamma is responsible for just as many at Lockheed martian when he canceled the new presidential chopper program.

    It works both ways
     
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    So you can't or won't be honest?
     
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    Republicans responsible for even more lost jobs

    Dishonest thread title.
    Article says CONGRESS.
    And it's speculation.
     
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    Well, good, that falls under Obama's new plan.

    Leno: Obama's 'Encouraging More Americans to Give Up Looking for Work' to Bring Down Unemployment
     
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    When will the radical left ever stop whining about the unfairness of only controlling 2/3 of the government? Now the left is blaming republicans for the failure of wind energy? How absurd.
     
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    Who is blocking everything in Congress?
     
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    Umm, maybe the democrat majority in the senate is "blocking everything"? The do-nothing senate hasn't even considered a budget since their feelings were hurt when republicans gained the majority in the House. For a little historical perspective about congressional majority think about the last administration. President Bush didn't whine when he had to deal with a democrat majority in both houses of congress for his last two years in office. Barney Frank was chairman of the house banking committee when Fannie Mae went under bringing the entire economy down. Frank told America "Fannie is doing fine" when it was on the verge of collapse. What was he thinking? Democrats had the majority in congress for four years with two of them with a socialist president and they couldn't even get the health care monstrosity passed without shutting republicans out and resorting to bribery and extortion. Now they whine about only having a majority in 2/3 of government for the last year and a half? What a bunch of pathetic jerks.
     
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    Harry Reid and the Dem Senate.

    BTW Wind energy isn't viable.

    T Boon Pickens used millions of his own money to find that out.

    Waste of tax dollars if we're susidizing Siemens.

    Oh wait. I forgot. We already wasted 500 million on Solyndra. What a few more wasted taxdollars on Wind?? Never mind.
     
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    Don't the democrats want big corporations to pay more taxes? Is there some reason why democrats want a big company like Seimens to have a tax credit?
     

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