Unfortunately, some miscreant members of the Union of Ailing Workplaces United Auto Workers who work [cough, cough] at Chrysler’s the Government’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant have taken to toking on the company’s taxpayer’s time.
While taxpayers are footing the bill to keep America’s auto industry off life support, an undercover investigation shows illegal activities by Chrysler employees who have enjoyed nearly $15 billion in government money.
Dozens of autoworkers in Detroit were caught on camera drinking beer and smoking marijuana before heading to work at the Chrysler plant that President Obama praised in a speech just two months ago.
What makes this even funnier sadder is this is the same plant where President Obama stated:
“It’s workers like you that built this country into the greatest economic power the world has ever known.”
“I want all of you to know, I will bet on the American worker any day of the week.” he told the crowd.
“I wish they could see what I’m seeing in this plant and talk to the workers who are here, taking pride in building a world-class vehicle,” Obama said, referring to opponents of the multibillion-dollar government auto bailout. “I don’t think they’d be willing to look you in the eye and say that you were a bad investment.”
Um. Mr. President? We’d like to look them in the eye, but they would probably be too bloodshot and just a bit droopy…
As of today, Chrysler says it has suspended some of the workers. For its part, the UAW says “it strongly opposes the use of alcohol or controlled substances on the job.”
We wonder, will the UAW fight to preserve these members’ jobs?
Mr. President, regarding that “investment:” Can we have our money back, please?
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776
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