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Obama laments Bears, Lions, praises plant spending

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - President Barack Obama says Michigan autoworkers would take a big hit if an automatic tax increase takes effect next month.

Obama has finished an address that followed his Monday afternoon tour of the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Wayne County's Redford Township.

Before getting down to the business of promoting his drive for congressional Republicans' acceptance of his tax overhaul plan, Obama joked about the woes his hometown Chicago Bears share with their NFL rivals, the Detroit Lions.

Both teams lost Sunday.

Obama also praised a $100 million investment at the plant that was announced during his visit while criticizing Michigan Republicans' push for right-to-work legislation.

Earlier, right-to-work backer Gov. Rick Snyder and others greeted Obama as he landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

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