Friday, December 12, 2008

Thanks for nothing W

White House readies new rescue for auto industry

At a news conference on Friday, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger accused GOP senators who blocked emergency loans of trying to "pierce the heart" of organized labor.

As much as the UAW function like a vampire sucking the life out of the Big 3 my preferred method of destruction would be to ...

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who played a leading role for Republicans, told reporters at the Capitol that the talks came close to success but failed when the UAW refused to commit to lowering its pay-and-benefits package in 2009 so it would be "at parity" with the Japanese companies.

He also laid blame at the feet of the administration. "I think it being known that the White House at the end of the day would probably blink probably helped keep us from a deal," he said.

You think?

Of course the UAW didn't budge since they knew the Bush administration was going to cave. They only have to make until Jan 21st when Obama is sure to give the UAW/Big 3 whatever they ask for get some stones W.

Maybe we need someone else to deal with the UAW and Big 3 management.

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