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Pam
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 7:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/200 70319/ts_nm/usa_subprime_detro it_dc
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Psip
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They are having a field day at Fark bashing Detroit.
http://forums.fark.com/cgi/far k/comments.pl?IDLink=2683074
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Miss_cleo
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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 8:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I do agree with this statement though:


Also, I had a lot of sympathy for GM's healthcare liabilities until I crunched the numbers and realized that their recent increases to their executive pension package would have paid for those liabilities for almost 2 decades. Besides the companies are the ones that agreed to those packages and for selfish reasons. Rather than give the workers a raise back then, they promised to take care of them medically now. They got more profits back then and pushed off a liability until today. They knew this was coming and could have invested/bought annuities back them to fund this, but they didn't; preferring to declare fat dividends and executive raises.

Don't blame the Unions because GM management is comprised enitrely of short-sighted dumbasses

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