GM might close plants for up to 9 weeks

Well let’s just hop out there and manufacture another headline to bribe the government. They want more money. GM sending all of those poor auto workers out of their jobs would create bad karma for Mr. Obama, don’t you think?

Besides, and remember this well America, between unemployment and what GM contributes by contract, union workers are paid around 80% of their working salary. Paid vacation anyone?

Sure GM will save money by having the plants closed for a while, but think beyond that. This talk is about what this kind of talk is always about – wresting concessions from the unions.

The Obama factor is simply sweetening the deal.