Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Murfreesboro, intended to vote for the bill but said his
vote was not recorded because of a technical glitch. http://www.tennessean.com/article/20081211/NEWS02/812110342/1009/NEWS02
He seems to be confused about who Our Citizens work for. The Common Sense Citizens of Middle Tennessee have regularly rejected the UAW. We do not work for that Employment Corporation, because we understand that it strangles the industries that pay us.
He seems to believe that the Taxpayers of Tennessee should contribute to the $70k/year wages of the UAW in Michigan.
Here's an idea: If the UAW wants to salvage jobs, accept a pay and benefits package that allows the Big Three to compete. Before the UAW begs for money from the Good People of Gainsboro making on average, less than $40k/year, how about they share that $30k more a year they make with their fellow workers that would otherwise be laid off.
And what of the last bailout bill? We are now hearing the news: Banks that were forced to take Our Taxdollars (by the vote of Rep Gordon) are buying banks in China.
The UAW and Big 3 have already told us this is only their first round of begging for the Tax Dollars of Smyrna to prop up their wages and 95% Unemployment Benefits. They've already told us they'll be back to beg for more of Our Money.
State Governments are already getting in line to beg for loans from the loans of Congress that we must pay back with interest to China. Congress is implying that the Federal Government is better able to manage money than Corporations at the very time they are setting record deficits and record debts.
It is time to end this madness. It is time for Our Representatives to say NO to out of control spending, but it isn't their money. They don't mind borrowing more and spending more to keep their campaign dollars rolling in.
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