Auto Workers Are Pissed About Barry’s Treatment Of The Auto Industry


Cry me a fricken river.

Many assembly line autoworkers reacted with skepticism and anger Monday to the Obama administration’s tough tactics, which stoked long-simmering feelings that the people who put the country on wheels get treated differently than the wizards of Wall Street.

“It’s the age-old Wall Street vs. Main Street smackdown again,” said Brian Fredline, president of UAW Local 602 at a plant near Lansing. “You have all kinds of funding available to banks that are apparently too big to fail, but they’re also too big to be responsible.”

“But when it comes to auto manufacturing and middle-class jobs and people that don’t matter on Wall Street, there are certainly different standards that we have to meet — higher standards — than the financials. That is a double standard that exists and it’s unfair,” Fredline said.

Many workers — not generally known for their affection toward executives — even sympathized with Rick Wagoner, who was forced to step down as chief executive of General Motors Corp. He was by turns called a “sacrificial lamb,” “scapegoat” and “fall guy.”

“We knew someone was going to have to take the proverbial `bullet,’ and it would have made it a lot easier to accept that had the CEOs of the banks also been required to give up their jobs,” said Jim Graham, president of a union local in Lordstown, Ohio, where GM produces the Cobalt and Pontiac G5 fuel-efficient cars.

Union auto workers overwhelmingly voted for Barry and now they are upset because all these changes he promised are not looking so good for them. Tough cookies, you pansy-ass crybabies. You think it is bad now, just wait because it is only going to get worse.

Still, maybe there is hope yet. Michael Moore can do one of his propaganda films attacking Barry’s takeover of private industry in the United States.  I wouldn’t hold my breath though.

And in the meantime don’t expect any sympathy from America, because Badass Baby and the rest of us don’t care.



1 Comment

  1. I’ve been of two minds on the action by the Pres. in firing the CEO of GM. One mind said, “Yeah, he probably needs to go, and someone needs to do something about the union, too.” The other said, “Okay, but do you really want the President of the United States micro-managing private business decisions?”

    “Absolutely not,” said Mind #1, “but how ‘private’ is any business that has taken unconscionable amounts of money from taxpayers in bailouts?”

    Mind #2 recognized the point made. Both minds decided further argument would be moot, anyway. And then my re-integrated mind recoiled at the news that the ousted CEO received a lousy $23 million. How’s a guy supposed to live on that??

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