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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bush Goes Along With UAW (aka: Wimpy)

"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." That was the essence of the UAW's message. And President Bush seems to be willing to go along with it. From the WSJ:

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."

Good for Senate Republicans. Shame on Democrats and President Bush if they throw money at a certain flushing of more taxpayer dollars down the union toilet.

Meanwhile, QandO points out that if Harry Reid had any leadership skills whatsoever, the 60 votes were there since 10 Republicans actually went along with the union bailout. (Again, this was a Democrat leadership issue.)