Come on Sarge. :roll: Who do you think is pulling the strings behind this entire fiasco? It's not Chrysler anymore. It's GM- the new Government Motors. It and the former GM have been taken possession of by the Federal Government. It's a government move to shut down dealerships to "save money". Since when has the US government done anything to save money?
Well Chrysler and GM are not the same, and while the UAW *MAY* end up profiting from GM's debaucle (and it's a big IF there because they are taking part ownership in GM as part of GM's bankruptcy case, and taking part ownership in GM may end up barring the UAW from being able to collectively bargain on behalf of the employees, which could end up costing the UAW a lot of money if that does end up being the case)... But again, GM and Chrysler are separate... so how is the UAW profiting from anything Chrysler is doing?
As far as since when the government has ever been concerned about saving any money... since around January 20th of this year. ;)
They put billions of taxpayer dollars into what they know is a failing corporation, rather than letting it fail, as it should have if this were a free market economy. And now they are worried about 2 billion a year that Chrysler says it spends on dealerships (I would love to see the expenses itemization), they screw over the secured bond-holders and inform them they will get, what was it, 10 cents on the dollar? Meanwhile, the UAW will be making 55 cents on the dollar, and they get to keep their bennies and perks. This entire thing is a sham being committed by a bunch of theives in DC as political payback.
Payback for what? What did the UAW ever do for Bush? And how is losing 45 cents of every dollar the same thing as making money? Also, I'm quite sure that if Chrysler was lying about losing money on these dealerships, the few republicans left in office... or the dealerships being shut down would make a big stink about it... not agree with it. But if you want an itemized list of expenses, I'm sure you can get one somewhere.
Oh, and saying "come on Sarge." is not the same thing as backing up your allegations with facts, nor is it answering the question posed which was how the UAW is profiting from Chrysler shutting down dealerships?