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April 01, 2009

Today's Must-Read: Obama and the UAW

You've got to give this to Obama, he stays bought:

The GM bailout has become a political operation run out of the White House. It will stay that way. Talk of UAW layoffs already disguises the fact that UAW workers are actually offered generous buyouts and early retirement -- they aren't just sent away with a last paycheck. What about Chrysler? A few weeks ago, Fiat was saying it would consider a merger if a loan from Washington was guaranteed. Now Washington is saying a loan will be forthcoming as long as Fiat does a deal. That's not an ultimatum -- that's a nod and a wink.
Worth your time.

After reading, consider this: the same administration who is willing to spend federal money backing GM warranties wanted to make wounded veterans pay for their own care.

Priorities.

(H/t: Hot Air's headlines)


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