This is disgusting. Amanda Carpenter reported today that the United Auto Workers (UAW) is planning ads in favor of the auto-maker bailout.
The United Auto Workers are among the biggest cheerleaders for the auto bailout. Their members say they must have the tax dollars in order to keep their jobs.
So how is it that the UAW has enough money to run TV ads for the bailout? UAW President Ron Gettlefinger said his union was going to start running advertisements in Maine, Kentucky, Indiana and Minnesota to "put a face" on the bailout and encourage Congress to pass it.
They should be too ashamed to even show their face over this. They'll be spending millions of dollars to try to convince you and me that we need to give our tax dollars to save their butts--because they don't have enough money.
The Big Three auto makers have cut their CEO salaries to $1 per year (Ford will do this if they take bailout money). What are the chances the UAW bosses will do the same and also give their political and other slush funds back to their members to allow for salary cuts to save jobs? Anyone?
I thought not. The unions don't really care about any jobs but their own. It's time to let the Big Three go into bankruptcy, reorganize, and come out without the UAW anvil hanging around their necks. Then maybe--just maybe--the American auto industry might have a chance to make a viable comeback.
No bailout for the Big Three, and especially not for the UAW!