Kerry's ketchup

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  1. JSracing

    JSracing Founding Member

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    An interesting side-light on the election campaign.

    Look at the label of a jar of Heinz sandwich slice pickles.
    Yep...."Made in Mexico" Check out some of your Heinz products.

    Sen. John Kerry keeps talking about U.S. corporations leaving this
    country and setting up shop in foreign countries, taking thousands of
    jobs with them. He is right, because that has happened. However, he is
    trying to blame it on George W. Bush.

    As far as I know, Bush has not moved one factory out of this country
    because he is not the owner of a single factory.

    That cannot be said about Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry.
    According to the Wall Street Journal, the Kerrys own 32 factories in
    Europe and 18 in Asia and the Pacific. In addition, their company, the
    Heinz Company, leases four factories in Europe and four in Asia. Also,
    they own 27 factories in North America, some of which are in Mexico
    and the Caribbean

    I wonder how many hundreds of American workers lost their jobs when
    these plants relocated to foreign countries. I also wonder if the
    workers
    in Mexico and Asia are paid the same wages and benefits as workers in
    the United States.

    Of course they're not. However, Kerry demands that other companies
    that relocate should pay the same benefits they did in the U.S. Why
    does he not demand this of the Heinz Company, since he is married to
    the owner?

    If Kerry is elected, will he and his wife close all those foreign
    factories and bring all those jobs back to America? Of course they
    won't. They're making millions off that cheap labor.
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  2. tiger fan 2001

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    Good post. This is the sort of stuff that it may take for the"swing vote" to keep President Bush in office. It's amazing that it's right under our noses that this guy is a phoney.

    The percentage of Dem's that vote left will not change just as the right will not change. It's the swing vote that's becoming very important.
     
  3. marcmc99

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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I'm not particularly surprised that an international corporation like Heintz has factories all over the world. So do other American-based multi-national corporations like Ford, Dupont, and ExxonMobil. It has been so for over 100 years, ever since they discovered foreign markets.

    Food production especially is an international business and all of the major players have production facilities on other continents. It is necessary to have growers in equitorial climates and in the southern hemisphere for year-round production. Clearly perishable products like food are processed near the source for efficiency. Where do you think those fruits and vegetables come from in the winter?
     
  5. rookie

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    I have no problem with it. Ask Kerry why he is though. This is the same guy that said he didn't own an SUV when he clearly did. If this guy can't be honest about the car he drives, how in the hell do expect to get any truth out of this SOB when the sh#t starts flying?
     
  6. ledfoot

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    from now on I'm going to buy Hunt's ketchup.
     
  7. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I won't vote for Kerry but I'm going to keep on buying Heinz ketchup. It is way better than Hunts.
     
  8. rookie

    rookie Founding Member

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    Unfortunately, they do have the only Ketchup worth eating. As much as it kills me, I have to eat the stuff. You see, that is where us Republicans draw the line. We aren't going to die if Kerry were to be elected and not buying a certain brand of Ketchup will not change one thing. Life will go on.

    The Democrats act as if they just lost a brother if a Republican gets in office. Hollywood acts as if they are so appalled they "must" move out of the country. My only thought is, "Don't let the door hit you in the ASS." I guarantee you that if Bush owned Heinz, not one Democrat would buy his Ketchup. They would suffer b/c that is what there political party is harboring. Hatred for people with morals, character and religion. I am no bible thumper but I do believe this countries values are directly realated to strong Christian beliefs. While I don't think anyone has to be a Christian, it really pisses me off when the ACLU, a very liberal institution, continually tries to burn the moral fabric of our country.
     
  9. crawfish

    crawfish Founding Member

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    Correct me if i'm wrong, Senator Heinz from Penn. was a Republican.
     
  10. SmaxCom2

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    I think that is right. He was republican.
     

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