Shafted Delphi Retirees Suing Treasury, Auto Task Force

Submitted by Mark Modica,, on Mon, 07/25/2011

The unprecedented intrusion of the executive branch of the US government into the American auto industry when the Obama Administration orchestrated the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcy processes is now leading to unprecedented responses. Groups that were clearly discriminated against and had their rights subordinated to politically powerful unions may actually have a winnable case against our own government as lawsuits are being brought against the US Treasury Dept. and others. ~~~

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Congress Provides a Path Forward on Three Job-Creating Trade Agreements

Washington, DC - Friday, July 22, 2011, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) issued the following statements in reaction to the announcement that 12 Republican Senators have sent a letter to President Obama indicating that they will act on a standalone Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) compromise negotiated and agreed upon by the House, Senate and Administration and pressing the President to immediately submit the three trade agreements to Congress.

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Former auto czar clarifies testimony

David Shepardson/ Detroit News Washington Bureau | July 14 2011

Former auto czar Ron Bloom clarified his testimony last month before Congress ~~ backing off his repeated flat denials that he hadn't joked that he "did it all for the unions" at a celebratory dinner for the Obama auto task force.  ~~ a spokesman for Issa said he was happy with the letter ~ "Chairman Issa appreciates Mr. Bloom's reply and the revision of his account that was so clearly contradicted by other published sources".

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