Barb at Democracy for NM has an excellent point today.
The Republicans are more than willing to demand that union workers pay and benefits are slashed in Detroit before saving these 1000's upon 1000's of working class jobs, while not a peep about the enormous sums of money paid to the rank and file of AIG and other corporate titans of the financial and insurance world. Why is it just the CEO and top execs at those companies that the Republicans spout off about if they're so concerned about what workers get paid?
I'll tell you why.
It's because Republicans are solidly anti-union and they see an opportunity to destroy some of our last remaining union manufacturing jobs. And they're willing to let Detroit crash and burn over it.
The problem with GM, Chrysler and Ford is their staunch refusal to get on board with fuel economy vehicles. It's the top of the chain where that fault lies, not with the workers.
Friday, December 12, 2008