Obviously, Citigroup must have kept secret its unionized workforce. Otherwise, how could it be suffering from such outrageous labor costs! These insidious underground unions must be rooted out and destroyed.
You've probably heard claims about those inefficient UAW members supposedly making $70 an hour, including benefits, making unions the prime culprit in the failures of the Big 3 automakers. But it's all a big lie.
We wanted to make a song describing the inseparability of our inflated notion of American glory associated with our automotive industry in the very style of the 70's power-pop songs that helped create the notion itself.
It's true that the Big Three have earned their hard-fought demise, after years of lobbying against CAFE standards and resisting reform. That's why if we bail out the autos, they should bail us out, too.