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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 07:24 AM
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my asshole senator: 'Sen. Corker calls Obama plan for GM a 'power grab''
Edited on Tue Mar-31-09 07:27 AM by spanone
WASHINGTON Sen. Bob Corker said Monday that the Obama administration is making a "power grab" in directing the makeover of General Motors, and he wants to make sure it doesn't close GM's Spring Hill plant for political reasons.

"Certainly, I'm laying a marker out there," Corker said. "I want it to be known (that) my sense is that the only reason they would close it is for political reasons."

About 2,900 hourly workers are employed at the Spring Hill plant, which opened in 1990.

The comments by the Tennessee Republican, a key player in congressional efforts to rescue the auto industry, were part of his scathing critique of the plan unveiled Monday by Democratic President Barack Obama.


Corker came close to brokering a deal in December that would have made U.S. government loans to GM contingent on the United Auto Workers' making concessions and the company's bondholders' accepting a small portion of what they are owed.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090331/NEWS0201/903...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 07:26 AM
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1. Bob Corker (R-AHole): Bust the UAW Already, Obama!!!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Hey, I live in TX, so I feel your pain, spanone.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 07:29 AM
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3. yep i have two, count them, two R-Ahole senator....
corker is ALL for the workers giving concessions......he hates it when Obama messes with the boys in the offices
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predfan Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 08:58 AM
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8. ditto........I'm in the 4th District (Lincoln Davis) so basically I have a
Republican Congressman, as well............plus, of course, Bredesen.

Let's face it, spanone, we're about the reddest of red states.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 07:29 AM
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2. Everythings a sinister plot and a power grab.
Its a crisis a day with these people. :crazy:
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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 07:36 AM
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4. did he ever whine about making stockbroker paycuts
a condition of the rolling banker bail outs...stupid question Djinn go to the back of the class.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 07:39 AM
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5. He was too busy protecting the sanctity of the executive bonus contracts.
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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 08:08 AM
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7. well I supopse they do trickle down
course I've never been all that fond of being pissed on :evilgrin:

I was ALL THE WAY WITH MUA when Howard tried to kill off our wharfies and I'm all the way with UAW now.
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 07:52 AM
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6. The GOP lives up to bush. DUMB. The dumbest. Get a new act. The old one is stale. n/t
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 09:16 AM
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9. Thought that was the Saturn plant and GM is ditching the brand.
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