Sunday, December 14, 2008

GM has a plan! Tell Congress the US Auto Industry matters!

How embarrassing! David Vitter fails us again!

I am only 15 years old, but I think this might make sense. If someone is failing, making failing grades, doesn't that mean that the position they are in is maybe too challenging. Poor David, he just can't do it. I know in High School if a class is too hard, then I change classes. Maybe David should consider a new position. David's entire, embarrassing life in the public eye we have watched him be a puppet. A puppet for Washington 'big shots'! Anyone who knows me will tell you that I support Democrats and Republicans. I am proud whenever I see politicians go over to their friends on the other side and do what is best for America and their constituents. It is because of confused politicians like David Vitter that we find ourselves in the kind of troubles that we are in. It's okay David, not everyone is cut out for public service! We need real leadership and someone who stands up for all of us! David is not what he claimed to be. We watched David parade around Louisiana and tell us that he he was the 'family values' candidate. FALSE! He said he would stand up for us. FALSE! David vitter was given an F in 2005 and 2007 by He did not go to Washington and stand up for all of us. People in Louisiana make 29% less than the average American. Most making just 30,000 a year. David you failed, and we suffered!

Are you serious? David Vitter expects us to re-elect him? haha

Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, will run for re-election in 2010. AP reports that Vitter will hold a fundraiser next week for his campaign. The event will be headlined by popular Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a potential Republican nominee for President in 2012.

Vitter refused to resign in July of last year when reports linking him to the late DC Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, surfaced. His phone number was disclosed by Palfrey. Palfrey committed suicide in May.

Vitter made news today by calling the auto bailout "ass backward". This post from Wonkette's Jim Newell deftly handles the comedy radiating from that choice of words. Vitter and fellow Republican Senators Jim DeMint, Richard Shelby, John Ensign, and Tom Coburn plan to mount an effort to block the legislation.

Friday, December 12, 2008

David Vitter, How can you call yourself an American?

Senator Vitter obviously needs to come home more because in Washington DC he is forgetting who he represents. Vitter fails to see that many Louisiana dealers, like my family, who combined own four dealerships and employ 300 people total, would completely lose everything if this 'bailout' were to fail. Lafayette alone has about 7 domestic car dealerships that would all close their doors if Vitter had his way. I would lose everything, if my Senator had his way in Washington. Do you not care about me, Senator? Who did you go to Washington to represent? Which Japanese company is more important to you, Toyota, Nissan, or Honda, these companies are constantly taking away from the American people. If you had the slightest care for Louisiana and America you would not be in Washington attacking the nation that you have been so fortunate to live in. How dare you! How dare you attack small business owners in Louisiana trying to make a living. My great-grandfather started his car dealerships that sell only domestic; he started his businesses with a loan from the bank and a plan to service his clients with the best service they could find. My family has been in this business for three generations. We are not corporate CEOS flying to Washington asking for your help. We are a small Louisiana family trying to make a living. We are the people you represent. What about the General Motors plant in Shreveport? That plant alone employs 1500 people and had plans to employ 1500 more. 1 in 10 jobs in America are related to the domestic car industry. 65% of car dealerships in Louisiana are domestic and on average employ 60 people each. How could you let Louisiana down? Your plan to filibuster this ‘bailout’ in the Senate shows me, every dealer in Louisiana, and every person in Louisiana affected by the auto industry that you are not qualified to be in Washington. See you in 2010, Senator, me and the 20,000 other people in LOUISIANA whose jobs rely on the DOMESTIC car industry (not including Newspapers, radio, TV, and other industries who rely on the domestic industry.)

Do you want an America without domestic cars?

American Car Industry FACTS!

From plants to parks. From dealerships to driveways. From gas stations to grocery stores. What happens in the automotive industry affects each and every one of us.

At General Motors we’ve been working hard to build sustainable success, not just short-term results so we can help the American automotive market regain its worldwide prominence.

We’ve taken steps to improve our business:
GM has been streamlining its U.S. operations and has dramatically reduced its salaried and hourly workforce
GM has committed to leading in the development of advanced propulsion technology, including breakthrough technologies like the Chevy Volt extended-range electric car
GM and its unions have reached groundbreaking agreements
GM will have reduced cumulative structural costs between 13 and 14 billion by 2010
But these improvements won’t just help General Motors, they’ll help all of us who are touched by the automotive industry in ways we may not even realize.
What happens to the U.S. auto industry matters on Main Street. There are some 14,000 U.S.-brand dealers in cities and towns across the country, employing approximately 740,000 people, with a total payroll of some $35 billion
Motor vehicles and parts are the single largest export from the U.S., topping aerospace, medical equipment and communications
The collapse of the U.S.-based auto industry would account for a direct, indirect and spin-off employment drop of 2.95 million people, and a personal income drop of $150.7 billion*
Tell your U.S. Senators and Representatives that support for the U.S. auto industry is in America's best economic interest and is a sound investment toward a more competitive future. The letter below will be sent on your behalf to targeted legislators when you complete the registration form and click “Mobilize!”:

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

White House, Democrats Near Short-Term Deal For Automake

Jolted by news of the worst job losses in more than 30 years, congressional Democrats were near an agreement with the White House yesterday on a plan to speed at least $15 billion to the faltering Detroit automakers in hopes of averting the collapse of an industry that supports millions of U.S. jobs.