Gays To Blame For Big Three’s Failures

Jim Burroway

December 11th, 2008

Guess who’s to blame for the Big Three’s woes. That’s right, it’s us. RightMichigan has it all figured out:

The Big Three automakers — DaimlerChrysler, General Motors and Ford Motor — announced in June that they would offer health benefits to the same-sex partners of their 466,000 hourly and salaried employees in the United States. I could not find much on the cost of providing these benefits however ….

That “however” is his way of saying that the absence of actual data isn’t going to deter him one bit. He goes on to guesstimate that the Big Three could save $125 Million. Or is it $25 million? I can’t tell. There are too many elementary math errors, typos, and undocumented assumptions to make heads or tails out of it. But what the heck, it doesn’t matter anyway. This is why the Big Three need $30 billion. You see? It’s all our fault.

[Hat tip: Ed Brayton]

KipEsquire

December 11th, 2008

Yeah I can just imagine how many out-and-proud gays are working the UAW assembly lines in Flint and Dearborn.

Matt Algren

December 11th, 2008

So if we follow this guy’s logic to its natural conclusion, straight couples (weirdos) are an even bigger problem than The Homosexuals.

Maybe the companies should remove health care benefits for all spouses and dependents. Which, of course, would indicate that the real problem (using his logic) is the cost of health insurance itself.

Patrick

December 11th, 2008

I’m constantly amazed at how powerful we are. We cause companies to collapse, natural disasters to occur, solar eclipses (well, I’m guessing there), and so on. Yet, we seem singularly incapable of concentrating our enormous powers on getting treated like everyone else! Maybe it’s time to resort to threats: if you don’t let us marry we will cause a massive earthquake that will destroy Fresno!

Ryan

December 11th, 2008

I love how someone pointed out how his math was off by a factor of over ten, and he just blithely pushed on. “Well, the math may be off, but the principal still stands”.

Hey, you know what would REALLY save the big three money? If they didn’t pay their employees at all! They should into that.

Rick

December 11th, 2008

Oh yeah, bring on the blame. It has nothing to do with how crappy and outmoded their cars are. It’s about the gays.

It’s like he’s playing three card monte with only one card.

homer

December 11th, 2008

I caused three super novas, a hurricane, and the extinction of the Upper Mongolian Pond Iguana just last week. I’m more interested in causing natural disasters than economic problems, but that could change.

Tavdy

December 11th, 2008

This comment has been deleted due to violations of our comments policy. People, you can express an intelligent opinion without the profanity. This is getting ridiculous. — JB

Rick

December 12th, 2008

I
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THE COMMENTS POLICY
AT BTB.

Nothing wrong with thinking before typing.

Dennis

December 12th, 2008

Do they not realize that Daimler sold Chrysler almost a year ago? Morons.

Richard Rush

December 13th, 2008

They want us to have opposite-sex spouses, in which case the companies would still be providing the health benefits anyway.

There are really three categories here: 1. Homo spouses living honest lives; 2. Hetero spouses living honest lives; and 3. Homos faking it with opposite sex partners (there are lots of them). It’s really those in that third category who are the perverts harming marriage, and maybe they are the ones who should have their benefits withdrawn, if they could be identified. That would save the auto companies more money than focusing on the honest homos.

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