Local Reaction To The Bailout Possibility For Auto Industry

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  • by mark higgins Location: reno,nv on Dec 4, 2008 at 08:44 AM
    yeah the auto workers unions officials are corrupted. You dont think your govt. is corrupt? Dont you wish you could get paid when you are laid off? Republicans tell us constantly how bad government is,,, get elected, rape pillage, plunder, and steal total royal screw up of everything and then say SEE HOW BAD GOVERNMENT IS!!!! Then they say FREE MARKET, FREE MARKET,, until we need a trillion dollars for bailouts. The car companies are in trouble a large part due to the banking/credit crisis.[maybe they will tell us who shot kennedy] UNIONS HELP WORKERS GET BETTER CONTRACTS AND LIVE BETTER LIVES!TOETHER WE BARGAIN,ALONE WE BEG!
  • by wombat Location: Seattle on Nov 21, 2008 at 08:34 PM
    Any money given to the Auto Makers is just a direct transfer from taxpayers into the pockets of the UAW and their workers. They have 12,000 laid off workers as Job Banks who are getting paid 90% of their wages to sit around playing cards, doing crossword puzzles and watching videos! Until these Job Banks disappear there should be no bailouts. Oh, one more thing. They should tell what where Jimmy Hoffa is buried!
  • by MARK HIGGINS Location: nevada on Nov 20, 2008 at 09:44 AM
    all you union busters are petty ,jealous whiners. union members used to be shot by law enforcement and federal troops. pull your head out. together we bargain ,alone we beg. do you act5ually believe that employers care about their workers. pull your head out
  • by Colin Location: Alberta on Nov 19, 2008 at 03:47 PM
    Its interesting to see how every person becomes an economist once there are financial problems. Obviously it makes sense for the governemtn to 'bail out' the auto industry not because of the execs and such but because of all the people who work in the INDUSTRY, if 3 major auto manufacturers go out of business who's going to buy the car parts? its the same companies that make the parts of GM Chrysler Toyota Honda ect ect and if a large chunk of their business is gone how are they going to continue to operate? It seems that people dont want to waste their tax money on bailing out jobs... they just want to spend it on unemployment benefits to a huge part of the population...
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 19, 2008 at 05:47 AM
    Alex, there is a lot of influence by the mafia and also both houses. I agree, they should let them file bankruptcy and clean house and start over. It is the UAW that has made them non-competitive in the auto industry. But, everyone is on the take, even management and government. Yesterday the CEOs of all the big 3 said they would work for a dollar, what about bonuses? Doesn't sound like they deserve one having run the corportations dry of money.
  • by Doug Location: Greenville on Nov 18, 2008 at 03:00 PM
    People, hold on tight to your money if you can. You are not going to believe what's going to happen in the next year or two. Cash will be KING.
  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on Nov 18, 2008 at 01:26 PM
    This is nothing but a free check to the mafia influences United Auto Workers union. If this passes i will never buy another American car
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Nov 18, 2008 at 10:23 AM
    Alan Mullally CEO GM (probably mispelled) will go before Congress begging for his handout. Let's see, take his salary x just one year plus bonus and divide it out to his employees (you know/spread the wealth around) and it would help tremendously. I do not support any kind of bailout for our car makers. Ford also offers same sex benefits to their employees. Think about that next time you make your Expedition payment.
  • by American Biker Location: Eastern Nc on Nov 18, 2008 at 08:28 AM
    Here's the plan. The government just purchase every "LEGAL" American family an automobile. This gets the ball rolling. Helps out the people that need help, keeps all auto manufacturers employees employed to the hilt,thus keeps americans working, and then the companies can't just squander the money like AIG is doing. WOW.... I should have ran for president. " A Car In Every Garage.....
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Nov 18, 2008 at 07:26 AM
    Used to be that the CEO of a company was salaried based on merit and performance. Well, the CEO of GM as an example, makes 250 million per year plus bonus. Now you want us to bail out this company? The only way to do that unfortunitely, is bust the union, restructure management and salary based on this; ready; performance or lack of it. No wonder they are not making money on cars, its all going to unions and management in excessive amounts. Well, I am not paying it and I don't support it until they explain to "us" the American taxpayer, what are you going to do to clean up GM, Ford and Chrysler? How are you going to cut overhead? How will you pay the money back? What will you focus on in the future to get your corporations back in the black, not what you will do to status quo. We bailed out a corrupt banking institution and now we "have to" do the same here? Then some want these companies to have strings attached by government? Since when did an attorney know about cars?

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