general motors removed from dji, can a workers co-op save it?
Here’s a suggestion for real hope, change and responsibility:
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Well Cricketeers, the impending bankruptcy of gm and the fact that it now has 70% of it’s ownership in the hands of the canadian and us governments offers an opportunity to discuss bold options that would have been impossible just a few years ago. One such option is a workers cooperative. One of the most successful cooperative organizations in the world is the Mondragón Corporation (MCC) which was started by Father José María Arizmendiarrieta in the Basque Country back in 1941. MCC now constitutes over 150 companies, with important manufacturing and engineering interests, as well as retail, financial and educational arms. It is now the largest company in Basque Country and the seventh largest company in spain.
SONOFABUSH! If only general motors was doing as well huh? Perhaps converting gm into a workers cooperative can save gm and make it a better company then it has ever been in past! Unfortunately statusQUObama is intent on looting the gm workers pension fund in order to pay the ethically challenged banksters, while dumping the worthless gm stock on the workers pension fund!
Walter Philip Reuther is ROLLING OVER IN HIS GRAVE!!!
DAGNABIT! I gotta wonder what the hell the feckless appaRATchiks of the (dis)united auto workers are thinking! Letting the pension fund be looted to pay the banksters is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. There simply is no good reason for it. The uaw should INSIST that the criminal corpoRATe banksters take their losses, or at best receive the worthless gm stock. Under no circumstances should the uaw allow the illegal looting of the pension fund happen!
FAGETABOWDIT! It’s become clear the the union leadership has their idiot heads up their asses!
The Telepathic Crickets™ on the ClapSotronics editorial board and I look forward to hearing the union bosses whining when it becomes clear that the dirty dems have no intention of passing the card check bill either…
We continue to insist that the criminal statusQUObama admin:
- Cut pork barrel military spending by 50%! FUCK the military industrial complex!
- Replace the failed “down payment plan” with universal single payer health care!
Here’s my FAVE endorsement for single payer universal national health care, from the neolib who now refuses to give it to us:
Let’s see, in the video statusQUObama had a step by step process to get a single payer health care plan:
- dems take back white house CHECK √
- dems take back senate CHECK √
- dems take back house o’reps CHECK √
- PAY UP BITCH! Mauhahahahahahahah
The ongoing ClapSotronics serving suggestion:
EAT THE FUCKING pig corpoRATe rich!
laBAMAnostra and laBUSHanostra agree:
- That the disaster of a war should continue indefinitely. laBAMAnostra has the same exit strategy as laBUSHanostra did, no exit strategy what so ever! The corpoRATe pigs agree the current war should be escalated and additional wars should be started whenever possible!
- That the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel spending on ever larger pentagon budgets should continue and money “should be no object” when it comes to the funding of military death and destruction! paygo my ass!
- That the thieving corpoRATe insurance companies (the rotten aig being only the tip of the corpoRATe iceberg in the insurance larceny business) should be able to continue to pocket almost half of our health care dollars via the waste fraud and abuse filled current “free market health care system.” This ripoff comes in the form of over the top corpoRATe insurer “administrative costs” and corpoRATe drug pusher profiteering even as the rest of us are badly served by their wealth care, NOT REALLY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM!
- That the wal-fare system (click this link to see how I defined the wal-fare system in an earlier post) started by the klinton klan co-presidents slick willy and hillary dillary doo (she a former walmart board member and both former co-presidents are now made members of laBAMAnostra) and made ever worse by the waste, fraud, and abuse pork barrel funding of so called “faith based” organizations should be able to continue to poverty pimp we poor folks into ever deeper poverty! Punitive policies that force us into slave labor, low wage “jobs” and sermons are no replacement for the basic human needs based system we should have!
- That the inherently dishonorable corpoRATe criminals should be allowed to continue to “self police” as the idiots in washingtOOn chant the tired deregulation mantra!
It’s time to put an end to deregulation and the kid glove wrist slap treatment they get by regulating the corpoRATeers and RICO statute CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS OF THE corpoRATe THIEVES!
The scientifically impossible I do right away
The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer