Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Heinz Products

(forwarded message)

It's not that we as intelligent voters didn't already know this but, someone took the time to dig up some stats and looky here !!

I don't think that John Kerry approves of this message because it's a matter of simple fact and public record!!

Shortly after reading the following e-mail content, I happened to look at the label of a jar of Heinz sandwich slice pickles. Yep.... Made in Mexico. Check 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. 

"That cannot be said about Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry. 

"According to the Wall Street Journal, the Kerry's 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. 80% of Heinz products are made overseas. I wonder how many hundreds of American workers lost their jobs when these plants relocated in 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 (choke) Kerry is ever 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."