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"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, December 15, 2008

Fuck You, Congress. Just "Fuck You."

A royal "fuck you" to Congress for playing politics while Detroit burns.

A royal "fuck you" to Sen. Corker, who had no problem handing out over $500 million to Volkswagen to get them to build an assembly plant in his home town.

A royal and hearty "fuck you" to all the senators, mostly Republican, who would rather see the American car industry go down in flames and two million or more people thrown out of work, if it gives the Party of Hoover a chance to whack at the unions.
As for Congress, shame on you for playing politics when so many jobs and, in many ways, the future of American manufacturing is at stake. But then again politics is all you know. Maybe you should let American carmakers get on with what they know how to do: build cars.
Go read this article, which points out the rampant hypocrisy of the Party of Hoover. The writer tries to make it bipartisan, but it's pretty hard to do when the villains are all Republicans. Note how he points out that the auto industry world-wide is in trouble, not just Detroit. Sales are down across the board.

Let's look at some data that shows how hypocritical the Party of Hoover really is. The report is from 2006. Note that for every dollar Michigan sent to the Feds, they got back 85 cents.

But in Tennessee, the state of Senator "no bailouts" Corker, they got back $1.30. Alabama, the state of Sen. Shelby (R-Mercedes), they got back $1.71 for every dollar in Federal tax collected.

Talk about your hypocritical pigs. They'll take every cent they can swindle from the Treasury, and crow about it, but when it comes to trying to prevent the American automobile industry from disappearing in the biggest financial crash since the Party of Hoover last brought one about, that's when those soulless douchebags snap the purse strings shut.

They are truly weasels. Both men should emigrate to Syria and take jobs as torturers, for they have no humanity whatsoever.

5 comments:

BadTux said...

Oh come on, tell us what you really think :-).

Comrade Misfit said...

I'll try to use less obfuscation in the future.

Cujo359 said...

Amen, Comrade. Toyota's not going to open the new Prius plant in Mississippi that they're building. That's how bad things seem to be getting, at least in this country.

The whole lot of the Senate, with the exception of about a score of Democrats, can bite me. That includes their sorry excuse for a leader.

Bukko Boomeranger said...

Did you ever stop to think that just as Detroit was a model for what America was becoming during the auto-era industrialisation of the early 20th Century, its decline in the early 21st shows what America will become as the century progresses?

In the early 20th, Detroit established a paradigm that the entire developed world's economy was based upon -- heavy metal-bashing industry for personal transportation. Think about it -- cars WERE the whole world's thing last century, and Detroit led the way. Motor City also was the base for demographic change as poor whites and blacks to escape the farm economy of the rural South and Midwest. Detroit WAS America.

Now Detroit's falling apart. Population has been dropping for decades. Heavy metal industry dying, rife with political corruption and crime, city literally going back to weeds as abandoned houses fall apart and return to nature. The 1 1/2 daily newspapers they have there aren't even going to be delivered to houses every day.

The city is dying. Southern Repukes might be happy that they're re-fighting the Civil War and winning. Those bastards never have liked the concept of "union," whether it's the kind where workers organise to fight back against bosses' power, or the kind that Lincoln wanted to preserve. But as they destroy one part of the whole, the redneck fuckwits will drag the rest of the country down. You don't make one part of your country poor and expect the other parts to get rich.

Shelby et. al. are setting off financial turmoil that will be added to the environmental turmoil from global warming. As Detroit goes, so will go the Charlotte banking industry town, the auto plant towns in the South, Phoenix, Las Vegas and other desert retirement towns... One part of America is killing off another, but the whole thing's gonna die. Look to Detroit, and see the future of your nation.

Comrade Misfit said...

A lot of people have forecast the decline and fall of America over the last 225 years, Bukko. It will inevitably happen, no nation stays in the top rank forever, but try not to count your chickens just yet.