Ok, we have a mess on our hands. But why do the American taxpayers have to foot the bill for yet another bailout? And one with no guarantees no less.
Pass some 15 Billion dollars of our money off to the imcompetent idiots who have been running the business, and it will only stave off total bankruptsy for maybe a few months.
Oh, and it's not just the management of the Big 3 who are at fault! Take a close look at the UAW's record of demanding more and more over the past thrity years. Remember who it was who actually sowed the seeds of today's problems, when things were still actually running pretty well.
When the robotics technology was introduced (by American developers)and presented to the Big 3, the UAW was the first to complainthat it was going to force layoffs of their workers. Never mind that the workers were employed by Ford, GM and Chrysler, the unions and often the members, feel that they work for the union.Immediately, they threatened "Strike!" if the technology was
introduced. Of course the UAW wasn't worrying about the workers,
but about the huge dues that would be lost if anyone were let go.
Unions have always worried about their "special funds" and top leaders, with the needs of the members coming second.
This is just a continuation of "business as usual"
I say, let the auto makers sink!!!......... we can't be responsible for greedy unions and poor management. They made their beds, so let them fall out of them if they want. It's time to cut the cord, and let them go. For years, they were warned to produce cars that were practical, inexpensive and safe........... those three things never came together. Not in American cars at least. Then they wonder why the Japanese have beaten their pants off. I can tell you why in a few simple words. Greed, greed, greed! Greedy union executives. Greedy business executives. The unions worried about their golden contracts, and the executives worried about their golden parachutes. It's OVER!!!!
Bankruptsy is the solution. Let them collapse, and then the courts will dictate the union contracts. Make them viable with a working company, that can produce a worthy car at a fair price. That is the only way out of this mess!
The Japanese manufacturers are producing cars, with labor costs at one third of what the American makers do. Between actual salary, contributions to pension, medical and other union-demanded benefits, the American worker is earning approximately $60 per hour. OBSCENE! How could anyone expect Ford, Chrysler or GM to produce affordable cars with expenses like that? Add to that the overpaid excecutive expenses at these plants, and there is not a doubt in my mind, that the courts could do it better!
Friday, December 12, 2008
“Creating an ideology pegged to carbon dioxide is a dangerous nonsense…The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social control, a pretext for major businesses and political battle. It became an ideology, which is concerning.” - Environmental Scientist Professor Delgado Domingos of Portugal, the founder of the Numerical Weather Forecast group, has more than 150 published articles.Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday December 9, 2008 that there was no conclusive evidence the world is in imminent danger [due to Global warming].
"I don't think we should jump to conclusions if we get material that is based on the last one or two years," the Indian scientist said. The IPCC issues its reports every five or six years.
This statement was neatly tucked away in an article reported by Arthur Max of the Associated Press December 10, 2008 announcing that a UNIPCC panel is set to negotiate a new climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. (see story)
But wait one Global warming catastrophic moment; isn’t the whole Al Gore inconvenient lie based on the scare that we and the planet are in imminent danger? And hasn’t scientific warnings of potential catastrophe been the impetus that has keep Media and the “Go Green” environmentalist at the forefront of tilting at Global warming windmills which, by the way, make them part and parcel of this Global warming fallacy. Because it is their efforts that are key to ginning up support from misinformed earth environmental do-gooders.
This is all an effort to place humanity on environmental lockdown while Internationalist control the planet with environmentally friendly draconian international edicts called Kyoto protocol or some other fascist anti CO2 international environmental treaty.
“CO2 emissions make absolutely no difference one way or another….Every scientist knows this, but it doesn’t pay to say so…Global warming, as a political vehicle, keeps Europeans in the driver’s seat and developing nations walking barefoot.” - Dr. Takeda Kunihiko, vice-chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology Research at Chubu University in Japan.Furthermore, this is all a United Nations plan to create a global environmental tax a new stream of global money which will give unelected U.N. representatives the resources they need to govern the world from a centralized base of power.
“The [global warming] scaremongering has its justification in the fact that it is something that generates funds.” - Award-winning Paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the Committee for Scientific Research in Buenos Aires and head of the Paleontology Department at the University of La Plata.The U.N. will build an Empire on a treaty to control the emission of greenhouse gases and President Barack Obama’s people of the world will be the U.N.’s loyal chattel from which to extract fees and taxes to implement this one world rule. This will all be enacted under pseudo scientific claims that these actions are needed to save the planet.
Lawrence E. Buja, a climate change researcher for the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado claims that there now is ironclad proof of anthropogenic global warming so the way should be cleared to proceed with plans and solutions.
Is that true? Is there now irrefutable proof of anthropogenic catastrophe global warming/climate change?
Mr. Buja is referring to a IPCC study published last year of the collected the work of more than 2,000 scientists, which states that climate change is "unequivocal, is already happening, and is caused by human activity."
However the scientific evidence shows a much different outcome than the failed theory of global warming. In actuality scientific data show that the earth is cooling and that 2008 will be the coolest year this decade despite objection from biased scientists that make their livings from the pop scientist of global warming the evidence shows cooling not warming. (see story)
Also as reported by Lorne Gunter, Don Easterbrook, a geologist at Western Washington University, says, "It's practically a slam dunk that we are in for about 30 years of global cooling," as the sun enters a particularly inactive phase.
His examination of warming and cooling trends over the past four centuries shows an "almost exact correlation" between climate fluctuations and solar energy received on Earth, while showing almost "no correlation at all with CO2." (see story)
I think Comedian George Carlin says it best about anti CO2 fanatics and Environmental Global warmist (See 7:39min video)
Listening to a Comedian’s take on Global warming beats voting for a Comedian to be Senator of Minnesota any day! One you can take serious the other is a literal joke Minnesota!
Much like the joke that Al Gore and his Dr. James Hansen produced, U.N. backed preposterous theory of anthropogenic Global warming turned out to be!