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Smoke screen

To the Editor:

Once again, the campaign smokescreen is on the rise by our fearless leader. A bailed-out General Motors expanded its small truck and SUV manufacturing in China. Soon after closing down, similar facilities in Janesville, Wis. – that same plant President Barack Obama, in person, pledged to their employees to save and keep open for “another hundred years” – closed.

How is that hope and change working out for the Janesville locals?

This makes me sick. Taxpayers in America handed GM bailout money to save American jobs, yet it continues to build plants in China.

Since taxpayers now own 70 percent of GM, it would be a good move for us to get back all of our money from GM. We gave GM the money to stay out of bankruptcy and keep Americans working, not to build factories in China, where labor is so much cheaper and where they don’t have to deal with unions. 

There is no justification for sticking taxpayers with the bill for this misadventure.

Taxpayers didn’t want the bailout in the first place. Every poll, not to mention the 2010 elections, confirmed that view.

I say we let Chevrolet break away and keep producing the best American cars in China and Mexico so they have the ability to pay the debt back. Yeah, right.

Joseph A. Evanoff

Woodstock

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