U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., has demanded that President Obama fire Ron Gettelfinger. Mack thinks the UAW president has ruined General Motors. And if Rick Wagoner has to go, so too does Gettelfinger.
Why would a U.S. rep want to fire the UAW president who has reversed 70 years of wage hikes and benefit increases and who has a) given back half of the Detroit 3's health-care liability for retirees and is about to give back half of the remainder; b) accepted two-tier wages, slashing pay for new hires; c) eliminated the Jobs Bank; d) given back wage hikes; and e) mortgaged his own house to lend GM $100 billion of his own personal money? (OK, I made that last one up.)
Mack is one of the self-aggrandizing rum-dums in Congress who a) don't want to help solve any difficult problems and b) want to see their names in the paper.
(Note to Rep. Mack's constituents: Your congressman from Fort Myers is not really the great baseball manager. You voted for the wrong guy.)