Thursday, June 4, 2009

The U.A.W. Flexes Its Protectionist Muscle

Flush with his victory over the American taxpayer and GM bondholders, Ron Gettelfinger of the United Auto Workers makes it clear that he is going to use his growing political might to fight free trade.

A few of his telling comments:

“If they’re going to sell them here, they should build them here … Why wouldn’t they build them here as apposed to transporting them from the Far East?"

"This country needs an industrial policy."

“General Motors is on that road and we intend to make sure they stay down that path."

View the entire interview here:

The Wall Street Journal calls Gettelfinger's position what it really is, "raw trade protectionism."

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