I try to convey often on here to you friends around the country how difficult it is here in MI with the economy and such. Now a lot of the guys from MI, including me, who are on this site, were doing okay. Were making money and fixing heat. But it's not so for the majority of the population here.
In another example. On the News this AM, an article about the closing of GM Willow Run. Opened Dec 8, 1941. The plant has been idle for the last several years. It's official closed date is Dec 10, 2010. This is a vast 88 acre complex. At it's peak, 14,000 employees worked there 7 days a week. It started as a plant that made the bombers for WW2, then later after the war was retooled and made many many many GM cars.
Final Auctioning was complete this last week, basically buyers from all around the world, from China, to India and beyond came in, bought the contents of the building, such as the robots and everything in between for pennies on the dollar. The complex will be demolished at a later date.
So here is what you have folks. Some say. It's the union guy leaning against the broom, overpaid. It's his fault. Really?
This sequence of events has repeated here over the last 10 years so many times, it's just so sad. Plant after plant. Before long it's gonna catch up with us. It's here. That time is here.
America. What do others think of us? There was an Indian Business man who was interviewed for this article. He came here to buy up tooling to take back to India. He was saying how he goes around our country buying things up and sending it back to India. He said. "this country is dying and the rest of the world knows it. so they are coming to buy".