because it is too much government interference, but a few Republican
Senators dictating from Washington how much companies pay their workers
is just the invisible hand of the free market bitch-slapping you while
you are down. Those Senators, btw, make $160k a year and have full
medical and just decided that an autoworker making 50k a year is just
too damned much money. $700 billion for the millionaires and
billionaires who helped create this mess, not a dime for the guys who
make $50-60k a year and whose chief sin is showing up for work every
Granted, I think the car czar idea is bullshit because we should be able to handle overseeing stuff like this with the approximately 50 billion people Congress employs right now without going out and finding someone new. I hate this pervasive attitude of: “Something needs doing; instead of doing it, let’s spend six months on a search committee with multiple meetings catered in while we talk over various candidates for doing it, decide none of them suit, open up the search again, fucking WRITE A JOB DESCRIPTION and haggle over its approval, line up all the processes and lines of communication and make a manual and have it collated and bound in red alligator skin and OH MY FUCKING GOD CAN WE NOT JUST DO THE JOB ALREADY? IT WILL TAKE LESS TIME AND AS AN ADDED BONUS NOT MAKE ME WANT TO KILL PEOPLE WITH A BLUNT AXE.”
It’s not the oversight aspect that bothers me, it’s the total waste of time and money aspect. Remember when Bush appointed a war czar and everybody was like, “Erm, fucko, that’s like YOU last we checked?” Sort of like that. How’s about Congress try overseeing some of this shit for a change? They’re about to go on a three-week break, a break not available to any of the workers they’re talking about, how about they be forced to take a few phone calls along the way?
But this thing where the UAW is somehow responsible for the downfall of American industry is absolutely enraging, and not just because I grew up the granddaughter of somebody who wore coveralls and carried a black lunch box to work every day and came home deaf, big hands black with grease, from the days on the line. It’s enraging because SERIOUSLY, this is what we’re doing?
For forty years the Republican party has been assraping the American manufacturing base because demonizing American cities and screwing American workers is good politics for them. For forty years we’ve seen the results of this, as weeds grow up in the cracks in the asphalt of rusting steel mill lots. For forty years this has been true. And now that it’s coming home to kick them in the nuts, they’ve decided that what was wrong all along was that the people on whose backs are made their chewy little jokes get paid too much money.
accept wage cuts by a date certain in 2009, putting its members at
parity with workers at auto plants owned by foreign competitors like
Toyota and Honda—many in the Republican South.
The date certain was pivotal to a proposal by
(R-Tenn.) to toughen the terms set in the underlying administration’s
bill, which had cleared the House Wednesday night. Corker demanded
large concessions as well from bondholders to reduce the debt levels on
GM. But the labor provisions were the most contentious, and much as the
UAW gave ground on several fronts, it resisted the date certain demand
as unfairly political.
“What my colleagues would like to see is just a date certain when
something is going to occur,” Corker said before the vote.”We offered
any date in the year 2009—any date, any date, just when will we
actually get there.”
If we do not and I mean completely level this party even worse than we already have there is absolutely no hope for this goddamn country.