Saving pensions is fine and dandy, but Dear Leader's reign will forever be held up as an example of how to create the perfect storm of jobless "recovery." It boggles the mind to think of the thousands of middle-class Republicans who thought to themselves, "well, my job is on the line; but I'll take that chance because Bush won't let the queers get married." Stupid Asses. We're all paying the price.
On the other hand, what the RightWingNuttia zombie brigrade prevented, the corporate behemoths may finally get passed; and that's Hillary's universal health care coverage. I can't believe GM and others like it won't eventually call up their politicians on the fundraising hotline and demand they do something about it.
"Wagoner focused on four priorities: increasing spending on new cars and trucks; clarifying the role of each of GM's eight brands; intensifying efforts to reduce costs and improve quality; and continuing to search for ways to reduce skyrocketing health care expenses.
He noted that health-care expenses add $1,500 to the cost of each GM vehicle. This puts GM at a 'significant disadvantage versus foreign-based competitors,' Wagoner said."