Thursday, November 13, 2008

Where does it say that in the Constitution?

Gov. Steve Beshear's Chief of Staff Adam Edelen made an odd statement today in favor of a proposed bailout of three domestic auto manufacturers.

Edelen told WHAS' Mark Hebert: "What the Governor has expressed to our Congressional delegation is that it is our top priority to protect the 80,000 people in Kentucky who are employed in automobile manufacturing or related industries."

Really? What about the other four million of us? Do we rate top priority without working for or running businesses that fail? And how specifically does the Governor know that making those 80,000 his top priority for an unspecified amount of time is the best thing for them in the long run? Or is that even the goal? Why or why not?

Several unanswered questions remain for those who usually claim to have a lot of answers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Big 3 should have to fix their own mess. If the companies go under then so be it. The Union wages are partially to blame for the auto industries debt. I say move them to the south where they can pay a decent but not outrageous amount to the workers and get the same level of workmanship. If that fails at least they can say they tried to fix their own mess.