Dole: Auto Union Needed To Make More Concessions

North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole is disappointed that the auto workers union didn't make more concessions before a bailout proposal went to a vote.

Dole was one of 10 Republicans to vote Thursday night to allow the failed bill to move forward. But her office said Friday that she wouldn't have approved the measure. She was hoping that additional discussion of the proposal could have brought new amendments to make the bill better.

Dole's office said she wanted to lend a lifeline to the industry but was concerned that the measure didn't do enough to restructure the companies. She worried that the companies would return in a few
months needed more cash.

Her North Carolina colleague, Republican Sen. Richard Burr, voted against further discussion on the bill.

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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 12, 2008 at 10:31 PM
    Thank you Sen Dole for standing for the best interest of the American people one more time!
  • by ? Location: NC on Dec 12, 2008 at 09:58 PM
    She should of voted no to the bail out. Why should they get bailed out and why should the workers agree to lower pay?
  • by S Location: ENC on Dec 12, 2008 at 06:26 PM
    Thank you Sen. Dole....the unions are a large greedy part of the problem with the auto industry...Normally I do not agree with you on issues but you sure got this one right!! Let the car business operate like any other legitimate business....produce a good product (not like the inferior cars you have now) and sell it at a reasonable price (unlike the astronomical prices you charge now). When these things happen,I guarantee that the auto industry will thrive.
  • by Mr. Bob on Dec 12, 2008 at 05:28 PM
    That's right Senator Dole,make that greedy UAW sweat.We don't have to buy their cars and trucks.

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