Friday, December 12, 2008

The Ghost of HUAC Haunts Michigan

I can't believe anyone would use this kind of language in a time of turmoil and trouble in the economy. If she were my governor, I'd be talking Recall.

"It is unacceptable for this un-American, frankly, behavior of these U.S. senators to cause this country to go from a recession into a depression," Granholm said during a radio interview Friday morning.

Negotiations over an agreement to assist Michigan's Big Three stalled last night in a 52-35 vote on a procedural motion to bring up the package for a vote. Republicans largely opposed the bill after it failed to win concessions from the United Automotive Workers union on wages and benefits.

“It is such an unbelievable stab at workers across the country,” Granholm added. “You give this big bailout to these financial institutions–don’t ask a single question, they can do what they want–and then you lay the blame for the auto industry, which is a victim of this financial meltdown, on the backs of the people who are working on the line.”
Let me be clear. "Un-American" is putting your own interests ahead of the Constitution. Let's see, who is doing that in this situation? Senators who are trying to avoid a deficit that we may not be able to afford, and avoid throwing good (taxpayer) money after bad? Or a governor whose political future is tied to getting a bailout, whether her constituents really deserve it or not? Hmmm...

Sorry, governor. The senators are rubber and you are glue...

1 comment:

shadowmom1 said...

The reason questions are being asked before money is given out is that we have learned from our first hasty mistake.