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.
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.
Before the Democrats give in to the demands of red state senators who foolishly think they will gain something if they force Detroit into bankruptcy, I hope that the Democratic leadership makes them filibuster.
If we are honest with ourselves, we realize that the very mistakes the leadership of GM, Chrysler, and Ford have made are all too recognizable in ourselves -- even if there are drastic differences of scale.