As President Barack Obama pushes Chrysler and General Motors for drastic changes before receiving more federal aid, Senate Republicans are arguing that they had a plan to do essentially exactly that back in December.
While the Senate was debating a $14 billion auto bailout last fall, Sens. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) offered a plan to force auto companies into bankruptcy and provide them with $25 billion in federal loans.
That plan was defeated, but Republicans woke up Monday morning, looked at the Obama auto industry plans and claimed their amendment could have saved taxpayers billions.
Comment: The recent years of republican control brought this country to where it is today, and the democrats colluded at every step; and their actions will be far worse than the inept republicans.
The only way our country will be saved is to remove the oligarchs from power and return the US Senate to the states by repealing the 17th Amendment.