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Published:November 24th, 2008 10:20 EST
Auto Crisis

Simple Solution to Auto Crisis: De-Unionize!

By John Lillpop

Congressional Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid would love to send the crippled automobile industry $25 billion in loans, not to help America but to run interference for one of their major special interest groups: Labor unions.

 Auto CrisisParticularly, the United Auto Worker`s Union, which has negotiated unemployment for 250,000 workers and perhaps millions more in ancillary businesses.

Sending even a single penny of taxpayer money to Detroit would be an act of utter foolishness because the Big Three pay some workers $75 an hour when competitors pay $40 per hour; pay upper management mega millions in annual salary and perks when competitors pay their best and brightest hundreds of thousands; and because Detroit produces a non-competitive, inferior product.

What possible justification can there be for bailing out an industry that, because of its own policies and practices, cannot succeed?

The only possible way for Detroit to survive is by de-unionization of the labor force and immediate firing of all top management.

Those acts do not require any money from the U.S. Treasury!