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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]