Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The unthinkable auto bailout

$25 billion to save (maybe) the American automobile industry? "Unthinkable" according to many, if not most, in Washington and on the airwaves. $57 billion to continue the wars against the people of Iraq and Afghanistan through 2009? Also "unthinkable," although in a different sense of the word. Unthinkable in that no one in Washington (outside of Dennis Kucinich and a handful of others) will give it a second (or even a first) thought. Nor will they give much, if any, thought, to the overall war budget of $581 billion. Challenging that is also "unthinkable."

As far as the auto bailout, I suspect I'm actually opposed to it too. Not because I don't think saving jobs is a good idea, but because I have the sneaking suspicion that what this is really about is breaking the UAW, and taking the money out of the hide (and the pockets) and the autoworkers.

Why stop here? There's more...

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