Senator Bob Corker And Other Republicans Applaud Themselves For Bailout They Opposed
Tennessee Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander and Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn had the nerve to show up in Spring Hill, TN to congratulate themselves for saving the jobs of 483 GM workers, who are only able to work there again because of the bailout package they opposed (h/t Think Progress).
The irony of the Republican lawmakers’ presence wasn’t lost on the workers who attended the ceremony; they booed Tennessee Republican Bob Corker, and one UAW official made clear from the stage that the union still remembered which politicians had voted to rescue Wall Street but opposed an auto industry bailout.
Here is what is known in Yiddish as chutzpah via Corker:
Then: “This administration has decided they know better than our courts and our free market process how to deal with these companies….This is a major power grab.” – March 30, 2009.
Now: “At the end of the day we all have to feel good about what we did,” said Corker, who did attempt to negotiate the failed 2008 aid package. “I contributed to strengthening the auto industry in this country.”Click here for reuse options!
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