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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Foreign aid payments

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 11:03 AM

Republicans and Blanche Lincoln balked at making loans to U.S. automakers, even if it means economic catastrophe for hundreds of thousands of workers in direct and related employment. To them, union punishment comes before all else.

I"ve mentioned this before, but here's an interesting tally of $3.6 billion in direct taxpayer handouts made to foreign carmakers who operate in the U.S. These are direct welfare payments. No repayments required.

UPDATE: Speaking of Blanche Lincoln and unions -- an anti-union group plans a big ad buy to link Lincoln and other potential swing votes on card check legislation to the Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. See a union gave Blago money and unions support the card check and a vote for card check is a vote for unions is a bribe for Blago, or something like that. Talk about slimy. Coming to Ark. TV sets soon.


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