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President Obama’s visit a winner for Schenectady

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I confess that I did it. I hied myself down to the GE main plant yesterday for the ceremonial appearance of President Obama, and I further confess that I did not regret it. True, if there had been a boisterous Tea Party demonstration outside as there was when Obama visited Hudson Valley Community College about a year and a half ago, I would have attached myself to that event instead, simply because it would have ...

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January 22, 2011
8:53 a.m.

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How about what this really is... It is Obama using GE to sell secret Avionic technology to China... If you were a real journalist you would have dug in and found that... How did I a mere mortal????

January 22, 2011
8:59 a.m.

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Fanboy, wheres all the " evil corporations run America" talk? It's only bad if a right winger gets in bed with companies, but when O does it.... it's " jolly"

January 22, 2011
9:32 a.m.

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it may have been a winner for Schenectady, but, the NY taxpayers got "taken" by Sen Schumer. I wonder how much it cost in travel expenses for Schumer to be in Utica Thursday then get back to DC in time for him to ride Air Force One to Albany. And the Gazette fed Schumers ego by having a pix of him getting off AF1 in Albany on the front page instead of 1 of our mayor getting off AF1....

January 22, 2011
4:47 p.m.

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I was impressed by the President's visit, especially when he got off the plane and walked over to the crowd to shake hands. It could have been scripted, but who cares... it was still a nice thing to do. Good, bad, or indifferent, he IS our President and we should respect the office, if not the man. He has 2 more years ahead of him to prove he can be a worthwhile President... time will tell.

January 23, 2011
3:13 a.m.

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AS a former GE employee, I share your enthusiasm. Obama did the right thing by coming to Schdy and promoting one of the biggest manufacturing plants in the US, located right in the heart of Schdy. The area should be proud of such an enormous industry despite the fact that thousands of laborers were eventually let go because of foreign competition. I firmly believe this country is on the right track in turning our economy around. With great leaders like Jeff Immeldt appointed to the new Economic Advisory board, I have high hopes for our nation.