Saturday, November 15, 2008


Thomas Riggins

Since the NC is in session, I wish a successful meeting, can anyone (on or off the NC) answer the following question?

The main headline on the first page of the New York Times for Friday 11-14-08 reads: "CHANCES DWINDLE ON BAILOUT PLAN FOR AUTOMAKERS: REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION: Democrats Push Ahead-- Broader Stimulus Is Also Uncertain."

"Republican Opposition"???? Why is the party of Big Business balking at helping out the Big Three-- especially GM? Wasn't it the Republican Secretary of Defense under Eisenhower, Charlie Wilson, former GM CEO, who said "What's good for General Motors is good for the U.S.A." A Republican sentiment if ever there was one. How can letting GM go under be good for the U.S.A.? What are the Republicans up to? Why are they not, as good State Monopoly Capitalists, rushing to the aid of their class?