Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cenk Uygur Of Young Turks On Anti-UAW Southern Senators



Cenk Uygur of Air America Radio’s Young Turks points out that Republican Senators are against the United Auto Workers for their support of Democrats and, in the case of the Southern contingent, because of the presence foreign car manufacturers in their own states. Excerpt from the video above:

A lot of the Republican Senators are in the South. And in the South we have factories as well that make cars. But they’re not American cars. They’re Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW and Mercedes Benz. So a guy like Richard Shelby, Senator from Alabama, thinks, “I killed the unions, I help the Nissan plant in my home state or the Toyota plant in my home state, I come out a winner every way." Except three million Americans are now out of a job, the recession gets a thousand times worse, and we might break the back of the economy. But once again, the Republican senator thinks, “What does that have to do with me?”

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