Yesterday, Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter introduced legislation S.64, a bill that will require states to send government bureaucrats to conduct medical tests on the blood or urine of recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Why? Senator Vitter is concerned
Is General Motors still a juggernaut? That depends on which definition of the word you use.
GM management says not to worry, because some of the profits from the sale of cheap cars made in foreign countries by workers who don’t have full labor rights in factories that don’t meet environmental standards will come back to the United States, to GM executives. A little of that money, then, will trickle down all over the rest of us.
It’s a shame to see President Obama pandering to the powerful political organizations at the core of Detroit’s 20th century manufacturing model, when he could be setting our nation on the course of true change into a better future.
General Motors wants public money? Fine. Let its shareholders take the money they want… in return for handing the corporation, lock stock and barrel, over to the federal government.
Until the Detroit automakers call off their lawsuits, they shouldn’t expect to hear anything at the negotiating table but laughter.