12 March 2009

The "Blackmail" Card

I don't know about the rest of you... but these guys'll never get another penny outta me...
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FROM THE COMMENTS:

"Let them go, confiscate their factories to cover what they already owe us and sell them to Honda and Toyota."

"Then give me my money back."
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UPDATE: CAW ups the ante
-- TORONTO -- The president of the Canadian Auto Workers says his union will “absolutely not” concede more to Chrysler than it did to General Motors, despite a threat that Chrysler will pull out of Canada if it can’t reduce its labour costs by 25%.
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

$23 billion in loans.
Would those be 'repayable' loans or the normal kind that the auto industry gets from the government?

Erwin Gerrits said...

I don't appreciate threats and blackmailing. We're not supposed to give in to blackmailers... Don't give in or next time they'll want more! And others will follow. I'd say, if you want to go, go. be my guest. Go to Mexico. Whatever. I'm never buying a Chrysler anyway.

Neo Conservative said...

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i saw this article... my immediate reaction was, "colour me camry."

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Anonymous said...

Is there any chance that we could convince them to take quebec and bombardier with them??

Anonymous said...

Chrysler wants over 3 billion to save 9000 assembly jobs in Canada. That's about $400,000 per job.

As a country I think we'd be better off just giving each of the chrysler employees the $400,000 and tell them all to go find other employment or retire, because you know if they get it this year, they'll want more next year.

Of course, if Chrysler does pull out of Canada, we should confiscate the factories and equipment to cover the existing loans and their outstanding tax liabilities. There are good manufacturers currently looking for plant sites in North America - as long as they don't have to deal with the CAW.

langmann said...

I agree with Anon.

Let them go, confiscate their factories to cover what they already owe us and sell them to Honda and Toyota.

Then give me my money back.

liberal supporter said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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"liberal supporter says... waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh... i'm not a pest, i'm a labour lawyer"

ah, yes... the indisputable wisdom of anonymous trolls

thus commences liberal supporter's daily bombing of the comment threads... elucidating, in great detail, how unimportant i am in his life.

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liberal supporter said...
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Neo Conservative said...

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"liberal supporter says... waaaaaaaaaaahhhhh... bad neo... stop chasing me around the blogosphere"

yes, libby... i'm stalking you... here in my comments.

a dozen times a day.

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langmann said...

The union will absolutely not concede eh? Good plan guys, nothing like not recognizing the cliff dead ahead...

Neo Conservative said...

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"langmann says... nothing like not recognizing the cliff dead ahead"

it's like one of those old-time cowboy movies where the two lead characters square off on main street... while the townfolk peek out their windows.

don't imagine we're gonna see the usual happy ending this time around though.

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