It's increasingly clear that the Republican minority will be under heavy pressure to jump right in with the same scorched-earth, tactics that were used so successfully to block Bill Clinton's agenda in 1993.
The battle over the bailout of some segments of the US auto industry has become increasingly defined in terms of class, but this hides the fact that the same type of players will benefit from both bailouts.
The Senate decided that it is more important to break a union, more important to throw middle class wage earners into the ranks of the working poor than to prevent the total collapse of industrial America.
Do you know what a piddling amount $14 billion is to the Federal Government? We just allocated 50 times that amount to Wall Street. But not a penny will Republican Senators allow to the crumbling auto industry.