The economy has been in the news most of the past week (so what’s new, right?) and we all know the Big Three automakers are swirling around the toilet bowl pretty fast, just hanging on by their fingernails.
As of this writing, the US Senate denied funding a $14 Billion bail-out because the United Auto Workers’ Union refused to take a pay and benefits cut.
While it is hard to feel sympathy for the corporate-criminal executives and the UAW, it’s still sad to witness a change of this magnitude finish off what’s left of the American civilian manufacturing base, eliminating the remaining blue-collar middle class paying jobs. And I’m not even bothering to mention the domestic support chain for the industry, those jobs pay better than the national average also!
So what to do? Do the taxpayers bail these guys out, only staving off the inevitable demise for a short time?
Or do we let them die a horrific, but natural death?
And what makes them any different than the criminal banksters, who precipitated this debacle to begin with?
I don’t know what the answer is, but I’ll make a suggestion to Mr. Obama, ‘why not have the automakers build mass-transit vehicles, like buses that run on fuel cells, mag-lev trains and other forms of efficient transportation?’
If Mr. Obama truly believes in anthropocentric global warming (as per his recent visit by The Gore-acle), green tech and rebuilding American infrastructure, he will do well to heed such advice.
Failure in this matter shouldn’t be an option, our very culture hinges on decisions this man makes.
Yeah, I know, Americans expect him to fix the Bu$hco criminal family’s destruction and he shouldn’t be held to a higher standard than the other guy.
Well, to that I respond, “Hey, he wanted the j-o-b and he was groomed, screened and picked for it by the same globalists who picked the previous patsie.”
We Americans, like the Roman Senate did 2000 years in the past abrogated our responsibilities of citizenship long ago.
We shouldn’t be surprised to receive our just desserts.
Now is the time the piper comes calling.
- Banksters Refuse To Honor FOIA Request
- Feds Refuses To Disclose Recipients of $2 Trillion
- Pakistan Demands Proof On Mumbai Allegations
- Justin Raimondo: Obama, Iraq, and the Cyprus Solution
- Obama to offer “Nuclear Umbrella” to Israel
- International forces indirectly fund Taliban in Afghanistan
- Culture of Contact: Podcast 56: “Life after Death and an Alien Family
- CNN correspondent Miles O’Brien, who had been reporting intensively on ET- and UFO-related subjects, was fired this week
- Richard Hoagland says this piece on the Mars ‘worm’ is what got O’Brien into trouble.
- “The ‘fossil worm’ looks very similar to images pointed out to us by Henry Deacon of an ancient collapsed tunnel construction on Mars.”
Baen Free Library:
Charlie Stross: Rules for The New Century (A “pornographic” rant )
Clarkesworld: “A Woman’s Best Friend” (And it ain’t diamonds!)
KarlSchroeder.com: Free eBook: Ventus
Orion’s Arm: Steve Bowers: Betrayals: Chapter One
Dad2059’s Weekly Recommended Classic: E.E. Smith, PhD.: “The Galaxy Primes”
I’m a little early posting the ‘zine this week folks, ol’ Dad’s feeling the pinch of the economy, so his InnerTubes pathway got cut due to lack of Federal Reserve Monopoly Money Notes, with no offers of a bail-out either.
So I have to post when I can until I get my connection back on, probably after the holidays.
Have a good coming week!