Saturday, November 27, 2010

Obama: Unions 2, Investors 0

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Thanks to a generous share of GM stock obtained in the company's 2009 bankruptcy settlement, the United Auto Workers is well on its way to recouping the billions of dollars GM owed it — putting it far ahead of taxpayers who have recouped only about 30 percent of their investment and further still ahead of investors in the old GM who have received nothing.
The boon for the union fits the pattern established when the White House pushed GM into bankruptcy and steered it through the courts in a way that consistently put the interests of the union ahead of many suppliers, dealers and investors — stakeholders that ordinarily would have fared as well or better under the bankruptcy laws.
Obama: not a Messiah, not even a great or good leader -- just another unprincipled politician paying off his support base at the expense of justice to ordinary citizens who invested their hard-earned money in GM shares.
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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"