ok, back to VW, They wanted the UAW in this plant. They deal with unions all over the world. And as for VW being run by incompetent people remember they are the second largest auto maker in the world. Any incompetence was shown by Corker, Haslam, and other elected officials. They were so intent to keep the UAW out of Tennessee they were willing to lose the addiction at VW. And then in an effort to get the workers to vote against the UAW Corker lied and said if the UAW is voted down, they would announce in two weeks the suv line would be built here.
If VW chooses Mexico instead of Chattanooga maybe it is because of our screwball leaders.
B.T.W. the plant in Mexico is union and the UAW is already in the state of Tennessee at eight other plants.
Question: the term "domestic partners" does it just mean gay couples or does it include straight couples living together too? Or are they covered now?
Curtis, it's like Bobby said anything worth having is worth paying for. Even you know if you want a car to get around in you will need to pay for one or need to walk. Bobby just wants to make sure you have a road to drive on.
Howard Baker was a true gentleman and statesman, the type of person we need in Washington today.
How on earth did we end up with this bunch of bums in congress that put their personal and political agendas ahead of the good of the country?
600 years ago this gomer would probably argue the world is flat !!!
We can only hope V W builds the suv here, after the way our elected officials acted when they wanted to bring the UAW in. But in the world today, bribery trumps all. Enough million will get the plant here.
As for the oil, while it's in the ground and belongs to the American people it is not worth much. But let an oil company pump it out now it's worth is determined by the world market. This is why when crude got so high and we were paying $4.00 a gallon here Exxon-Mobil made more profit for 2 quarters then any company ever has made. B T W the U S is the biggest exporter of refined oil products in the world. Bottom line is oil companies are in business to make profit not to supply us with cheap gas.
Gee Pam the old give me half of the story and lets condemn comes through again. I guess the U S Constitution ( innocent until proved guilty) does not apply any more. This just reminds me of the JonBenet Ramsey story. Everyone was just sure her mother was to blame and persecuted her the rest of her life, and the true murder was not discovered till after her death. Wouldn't it be nice if we waited till all the facts are in before we judge?
Really. John McCain feels different vets are worth different amounts to our country? Is there a list and who makes it out
of how much different Americans are worth and what we should give the get them back? Bottom line he is an American and we should try to get him back and if he did something wrong WE should punish him.
When John Kerry ran for president the same people screaming today are the same ones that convinced America Vets in Vietnam could lie and get medals for nothing. So I guess anyone with a medal is suspect of not earning it. And then we elected a man who was in the Guard and protected Alabama from invasion. we think .....
Why are Corker, Haslam. Watson. and other Republicans so against the UAW at VW? Are they against Chattanoogans making closer to average wages? Or they afraid people here might find out unions are not the two headed monster they have been telling us for years? If they keep this crap up we can kiss the suv line good by. It will end up at Mexico plant which by the way is union.
hell yes I make more than the national, I'm union! Maybe that is why Haslam and Corker are against unions...