December 12, 2008

Profiteering and Ideology Trump the Country

From the Huffington Post:
Republicans Kill Any Help for Detroit -- Steve Parker

Late Thursday night, Republicans in the Senate derailed a bill, passed the day before by the House, to loan $15 billion to the Detroit Three. The Senate vote was 52 to 35, with 10 Republicans joining 40 Democrats and two Independents in favor.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN, after the talks collapsed late Thursday said, "We are three words away," from a deal.

Those words? Most likely, "United Auto Workers."
I'm seeing names and states of those who voted against the bill. Isn't it interesting how many of those guys have Japanese- and German-based factories in their states?
Unfortunately, they don't seem to understand that, the parts suppliers may be caught up in the ripple effects-- leaving those factories out in the cold when it comes to being able to attach those special touches to their cars. You know, things like tires, windshield wipers, seats, radios and carpets. Little things like that.
Business savvy guys these senators aren't.
Anyway, here's the link for the rest of the article.
And here's a link to another, related article by Stanley Bing [Thanks, Senate! For Nothing]
Psssssssst! Let's all go to the websites of those senators and flood their email inboxes with our own brand of hate and threats to recall em in 2 or 4 years.

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