Before they could even have the success that they had, they had to have all sorts of tax breaks to make it profitable. What does that say? To me it says that current taxes kill US businesses and keep people unemployed.
They had to get the unions to agree to $13/hr _STARTING_ wages. Meaning that companies can't afford to pay exorbitant union wages for every single person whether they are qualified or not. No one that commented mentioned how the unions leech money from the workers, how rich the unions and union bosses are, and how they really do enrich themselves off the backs of the poor.
One of the themes in the comments seems to be that 1980s wages are a joke and that they're beating the workers into submission. Really? Again, here is an opportunity to work, not a forced labor camp. These same people would have complained if the company had just closed the doors altogether.
I do not appreciate that GE appears to get all these tax breaks because they are huge donors to the Democrat party and Mr. Obama. If it is so good for GE and he's serious about putting people back to work, then it seems to me that this whole notion of raising taxes is not the way to get people employed after all.
I was excited to see that they were using Windchill for PLM. I would like to have seen some detail of the systems they implemented and how that worked, how did they integrate the Oracle ERP systems with Windchill, what pieces of Windchill did they use, what other PTC products did they use. What architecture does all of this run on? How many servers are required to support all this? Did it really take some huge datacenter to support this one division? Perhaps that could be a topic of another article?
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