Michelle Malkin has the news- Bush is calling McCain, Obama, and a bipartisan group together for a meeting.
This sounds like the beginning of a bad joke.
So when will the handouts stop?
I’m sick today from all of this nonsense. Now we are bailing out the auto industry? 25 billion- big deal, right? Billion here, billion there, I guess it eventually adds up to real money. Guess that buys some votes in Michigan and Ohio.
By the way- does the Honda factory in Marysville, Ohio need some of the taxpayer’s money? No, they don’t need it. THIRTEEN THOUSAND AMERICANS make it the old-fashioned way in Marysville. They build cars people buy.
Oh, yea, and what about that new Kia plant in Georgia? Over five thousand jobs to Georgia. Americans making cars! WOW! Taxpayers don’t need to bailout Kia.
And finally, my car. A wonderful Hyundai Santa Fe buit in Montgomery, Alabama. I love it! Great price, wonderful features, much better than any subsidized car made in Detroit. And I helped the new South create jobs!
And finally, let’s not forget a trip up I-85 from Atlanta to Charlotte, NC. What do you pass in South Carolina? A BMW factory! Wow!
And we need to prop up the US auto industry?
Temporary workers, some of whom joined the plant to replace workers who left in a big wave a few years ago, aren’t so lucky.
“A lot of the temporary workers are — I don’t want to say upset — but they’re done with it,” said Sam Alston, a temporary worker who installs second- and third-row seats in the vans. “They’re not giving us severance packages or a chance to transfer. It was rough being a contract worker. We didn’t get any benefits. No vacation and our pay was less than the actual GM workers.”
Alston came in two years ago making $18 an hour and now makes $25 an hour. A full-time GM worker doing the same work earns about $30 an hour, Alston said. Many workers are just counting down the hours.
“It’s like a ‘fine-get-it-over-with mood,’ ” Alston said.
Someone installing seats in vans makes 60K a year?
And we are bailing this nonsense out?