Gateway Pundit adds the following information in regard to the ‘Big 3’ auto bailout that will be discussed next week:
The Senate will meet on Monday to debate the bailout of the troubled auto industry. A dozen to 15 GOP votes in the Senate will be needed to prevent opponents from blocking it in the Senate.
Titan Trader at Power Line Forum asked today:
Why should a taxpayer making $50 grand per year be expected to bail out NON-Skilled Union laborers making $152,256.00 per year. SKILLED Union Electricians who went through two years of day school and four years of night school – paid for by themsleves- make only half as much as the United Auto Workers.
UAW Contracts Put Detroit On Road to Ruin, and A $50B Bailout Would Only Be The Down Payment
If you haven’t yet been persuaded to make a couple phone calls about this, maybe the per hour compensation of the ‘Big 3’ union-entrenched workers will push you over the edge. I don’t know about you, but $73/hour sounds pretty damned good to me, especially if I’m not actually doing any work all day long!
The bailout is a bad, bad idea. Call ’em and let ’em know.
There’s my two cents.