Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Wheel Coming Off the Liberal Cart

I was reading the news and blogs on the internet this morning. There are a lot of Union members griping because yesterday the car bailout failed to pass in the Democrat controlled Senate. The reason it failed? You got it, Republican Senators. You know the minority party in the US Congress.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Led by Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, they asked the auto workers to show they were serious about making Detroit competitive again. In exchange for a lifeline from Washington, Mr. Corker wanted the union to set a "date certain" in 2009 for lowering the Detroit Three's hourly labor costs to the average of foreign-owned auto makers in the U.S. He also wanted creditors to bring down Detroit's total debt by two-thirds through an equity swap, making sure debtholders share the cost of restructuring.

The union's counteroffer was that it would bring down labor costs in 2011, when its current contracts run out. Maybe we missed something, but we thought GM and Chrysler were facing bankruptcy now, not in three years. As Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor, that sounds like "taxpayer money today for reforms that may or may not come tomorrow."

You see, even though the car unions steal millions from their members all year long to campaign against conservative, American principles at each election, the Republicans in the Senate are supposed to prop them up when their share of the business model fails. As of course it must, too.

Yeah, sounds right to me. And of course if you read the stories carefully you will understand that the UAW was unwilling to make any concessions whatsoever to help save their own jobs. If you have been around or in a union environment you know how that works. When they are done talking you would think it was management's idea to have 15,000 people every day (Jobs Bank) doing nothing and making between $100,000 to $140,000 a year.

On other liberal fronts you may notice this one little item in the news. Government at every level is bankrupt. Perhaps this is because we have been too strict in following the Constitution, eh?

If you follow the states that are the most liberal, like California or New York, you will see they are in the worst of trouble. It's not small either too. The amount of money needed to bailout California alone makes the auto bailout look like pocket change. At the end of February they are done. All for the sake of liberal public policies.

Every year since the 1930's our government has played a larger role in our lives. Our freedoms and Constitution have been destroyed in order to have the government running things. The principles behind these "liberal" (The biggest joke is liberals now call themselves Progressives) directions have ruined business, removed our freedoms, and made our future unsafe and uncertain.

True to form, everywhere its been tried, a lot of people are going to suffer in the name of liberalism. And now the wheel is coming off of the liberal cart here in America.

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