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  •  13,000 to be fired and you write Bwhahahah? (12+ / 0-)

    I don't get it.

    No really, I don't.

    I get you're trying to equate Romney to the company, and he did work there (and the subsidiary), but how about a little compassion for workers? From your link:

    Joshua Gotbaum, director of The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) – the federal agency that helps secure failed pension plans – said “before AMR takes such a drastic action as firing 13,000 workers and killing the pension plans of 130,000 employees and retirees, it needs to show there is no better alternative. The company had failed to provide even basic financial details.”

    (emphasis mine) Those numbers are horrific for the families affected by the Chapter 11.

    •  thank you (5+ / 0-)

      I also find nothing to laugh about here.

    •  The optics on this are horrible for the Republican (5+ / 0-)

      party. It is the worst possible thing as it shows all the Wall Street greed in one place. Not to put words in the diarists mouth, but I think that's what he/she was bawaaing about.

      "We're here to start a dialog, nothing more. We keep quiet and let the press, the politicians, and the Wall Streeters hang themselves." h/t .- pistols at dawn. I'm a Sacramento/San Joaquin Kossack. Are You?

      by mrsgoo on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 03:40:56 PM PST

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    •  Strongly agree (2+ / 0-)
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      parryander, uciguy30

      The AA clusterf&ck is nothing to laugh at - I know that Mittens may take a hit for it in the public eye, and that's a small silver lining on a very black cloud.,, but iit certainly isn't worthy of a gloat. We don't like to see Republicans rejoice at bad economic news... we shouldn't either.

      Pensions should be protected, and I blame the laws that allow those obligations to be dropped during bankruptcy the blame. ... though I suspect those changes, had some democratic and well and republican support at the time.

      "The price of a memory is the memory of the sorrow it brings" Adam Durst/Counting Crows

      by zipn on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:49:33 PM PST

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