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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:28 PM
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Majority union members oppose bailout
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:36 PM by Omaha Steve

This union member wants to save the BIG 3 with whatever it takes. Bridge loan whatever. We already saved the guys on Wall St. that stuck it to us and still got THEIR $! /

S.A. Miller (Contact)
Monday, December 8, 2008

Congress' plans for an automaker bailout are so unpopular with voters that even a majority of union members oppose taxpayer-funded handouts for Detroit's Big Three, a poll released Monday showed.

About 57.5 percent of self-declared union members said Congress should deny the bailout loan begged for by Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, according to a poll by ATI-News/Zogby International.

Just 29 percent of union members approved of a bailout while 13 percent were not sure. Democrats split on the issue, 43 percent approving of a bailout and 41 percent disapproving, the poll showed.

The Democrat-led Congress is working feverishly on a deal for at least $15 billion in loans to keep the car companies solvent until President-elect Barack Obama takes offices.

It is less than the $35 billion the Big Three requested but still a hard sell for lawmakers to skeptical voters back home.

Overall, 61.7 percent of American voters opposed a bailout for automakers, 25.7 percent approved and 12.5 percent were undecided, the poll showed.

The poll, which was conducted Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, had a margin of error of plus-or-minus two percentage points.

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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:30 PM
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1. From the Washington Times? Hmmmmmmm!!
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:42 PM
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2. Washington Times is just the source that the OP posted it from NT
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steelworkers Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:11 PM
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3. agreed
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