Obama’s Marvin Window Model
I got a request for “what did I mean by the Marvin windows thing”. I had put out a couple tweets during Emperor Obama’s DNC speech. He praised Marvin windows for not cutting jobs during the great recession.
Well, I happened to have been up in Warroad last winter and guess what. People are less than satisfied with the details of that thing Obama praised. What Obama said does pass the fact check test, but it doesn’t tell you the whole story.
How does socialist France deal with its lazy workforce and sluggish economy, they can’t create more stuff for people to do, so they lower the number of hours for a full work week and lower the age of retirement. They basically just slowed down productivity and watered down the workforce in order to “keep people busy”.
And to their credit, that’s what Marvin windows did. Small town America is no fun when the major factory in a small town closes or sees its own market collapse. AHEM: Marvin windows makes windows for new homes, home market sucks, do the math.
Instead of layoffs and work stoppages to meet demand, Marvin reduced the number of hours people could work and cut benefits. I know the social engineers would prefer that Marvin build windows for no where, hire a crew to break them, then another to repair them but….
Again, what Obama says can pass the media’s standard “close enough for government work” test, but when you dig back into the story and find out the facts, then think back to why Obama said this, as in, this is what all businesses should do. Well, what did he really mean?
Obama doesn’t want to heal the economy and get America back to work, he wants to fundamentally transform our economy and change the way we live, that will have drastic reductions in our economy and demand side, but he doesn’t want people to feel the true effects of socialism, so he wants to just water down the workforce. Coerce businesses to limp along and not make real world decisions that will keep people in good paying jobs, but instead keeps everyone in miserable jobs.
Every reporter wants to be the center of the story. Its an ego thing. They think they are the only ones smart enough to understand what the people in fancy tailored suits mean, and we have a lot of journalists in this state. Emperor Obama happened to slip up and use a Minnesota business as an example of what all businesses should do. Maybe some reporters should go do some remotes and interviews with people up in he northern part of Minnesota. Go talk to people, go hang out at the coffee shops in Roseau and Warroad and see if people are as thrilled to “still have their job” as Obama lead the nation to believe.
In a court of law, one could have objected that he was leading the witness…. This Marvin windows thing is a great opportunity for some real journalism. Don’t take Obama’s word for it, go find out what people really think about having their job but no more benefits and it actually being part time but too much to pursue work somewhere else, because if the housing market does turn around, then they’d get their real job back….
Oh, and then there’s that angle of what Obama is doing in the housing market which is eerily familiar……
There’s headlines there in Warroad.
If they hurry, they can beat the cold.