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Old 12-13-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Tennessee's nonunion workers bristle at bailout talk for Detroit's Big Three.

SMYRNA, Tenn. - People in this small town surrounding one of Nissan's busiest U.S. car plants have followed the news of the auto bailout with particular interest.

Views on auto aid fall on North-South divide - Washington Post- msnbc.com
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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The Big Three do NOT deserve a bailout for so many reasons...
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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The auto industry as a whole should be allowed to sink or swim on it's own.

They are guilty of decades of mismanagement, overpaid CEOs, corruption, and frankly, not making superior products and keeping up with competition. If they want to win back American buyers, then produce a superior car, with superior miles per gallon, at a reasonable price. All while not flaunting CEOs with a dozen homes and private jets.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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The auto industry as a whole should be allowed to sink or swim on it's own.

They are guilty of decades of mismanagement, overpaid CEOs, corruption, and frankly, not making superior products and keeping up with competition. If they want to win back American buyers, then produce a superior car, with superior miles per gallon, at a reasonable price. All while not flaunting CEOs with a dozen homes and private jets.
This could be seen as Southern Senators subterfuging their way into a self-fulfilling prophecy. But how could one keep a straight face producing SUVs when the Green Movement and high gas prices converged at once? It's better to spend the money so it will be clear that it wasn't caused by the financial crisis that they failed--it was their mismanagement that led them to destruction. (BTW they didn't have to drive a hybrid to Washington--there are direct airline flights to D.C. They don't need a private jet since they don't live in the middle of nowhere; they live in a major metropolitan area that just happens to be on the international border with Canada. Business class isn't as extravagant as it once was with the popularity of private jets and the increased security burden using airlines. What's this mulling about health care costs being lower across town in their Canadian plants? Another reason for single-payer healthcare!)
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:59 PM
 
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Tennessee's nonunion workers bristle at bailout talk for Detroit's Big Three.

SMYRNA, Tenn. - People in this small town surrounding one of Nissan's busiest U.S. car plants have followed the news of the auto bailout with particular interest.

Views on auto aid fall on North-South divide - Washington Post- msnbc.com
Didn't you already start a similar thread about this just a few days ago?

News, Southern critics out of line on aid to automakers.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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OOPS your right I have forgot and posted the same news article. Memory is going.

Thanks, John
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I bet you if the UAW pay is slashed, so will the import worker's pay. Mark my words!
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