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That Janesville GM Plant? Yeah, it closed. In May 2009.

Sorry fact checkers, GM has to burst your bubble. The Janesville WI plant that Paul Ryan referenced in his RNC speech on Wednesday night was placed on standby capacity (read: closed) in May, 2009. Oh wait, that’s after January, isn’t it?

GM News: Michigan Plants Will Build GM’s Future Small Car.

Read down, it’s in the third to the last paragraph, there in black and white.

As Empire of Jeff says in the AOS comments, “Calendars, how do they work?”

Update: from a local paper in Wisconsin. There were people working IN the plant until April 23rd, 2009, which is the day the plant closed.

Gazette Xtra (Janesville): GM plant’s last day finalized (thanks MamaAJ at Ace of Spades comment section)

Fact Checkers, how do they work?

Update 2: This plant could have been reopened, but lost out to a “greener” plant. Current policies of this administration has nothing to do with it?

Wall St. Journal: Economics Wasn’t GM’s Only Criteria for New Plant via National Review

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  1. August 30, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Backwards Boy has the speeches up at his place:

    http://backwardsboy.blogspot.com/2012/08/highlights-from-rnc-day-two.html

  2. August 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

    It’s tough for people to check facts when they start of every day with a new slate.

  3. August 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    As regards your second update: UAW was probably the deciding factor on choosing the Orion plant.

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