Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Destroying What the UAW Built"

The WaPo editorial page has a fine op/ed by Harold Meyerson on the Rethug efforts to sabotage an auto industry bailout. As we recently pointed out, Rethug senators - mostly from the South, where unions are anathema- have been working to blow-up any agreement to provide a bridge loan to automakers that doesn't include punitive cuts in auto worker wages. Here's what Meyerson says about these neo-Hooverites:

"In a broad sense, they want to destroy the institution [the UAW] that did more than any other to raise American living standards, and they want to do it by using the power of government to lower American living standards -- in the middle of the most severe recession since the 1930's. The auto workers deserve better, and so does the nation they did so much to build."


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