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  •  Even the NY Times has been misleading people... (5+ / 0-)
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    TracieLynn, RaulVB, LordMike, vets74, gadrielle

    ...this week they wrote about the automakers guaranteeing 95% of laid-off workers pay. The mis-statement got put in a Boston Globe editorial later in the week.

    The fact is that for certain categories of workers the get 95% of take home pay (meaning less taxes and benefits contributions) less whatever unemployment benefits less $30 per week. So it comes to very little out of the Big 3 pocket.

    The anti-union meme is in full force since the election ... they are trying to undercut one of Barack's most important constituencies.

    •  And one of the memes (1+ / 0-)
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      vets74

      repeated on NPR today was that the the unions would have to take another hit because the situation was so dire and that Obama would have to explain it as the only possible long term medicine. Its not yet clear that the rich folks are willing to sacrifice the ice sculptures in exchange for a decent living for the rest of us.

      "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

      by johnmorris on Fri Nov 21, 2008 at 07:40:20 PM PST

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