Blogging Tory Paul Holmes is outraged -- outraged, I say -- over those obscenely-paid line workers:
Dear Auto Worker … Your Union is Screwing You
You people make $76 an hour! Holy crap, do you all eat caviar and smoke big fat cigars in top hats, too? I mean good for you for pulling this off for so long! Really, good job! ...
But what about the average Canadian? Do you honestly think somebody who makes 1/3rd as much money as you is going to be sympathetic, and want to share your pain? How screwed up is it to take money from the working poor to pay for your hot tubs and country cottages?
And then there's how it is on planet Earth:
Having worked at the Chrysler Brampton plant for three years as an assembly line worker, Rossi's highest pay rate was almost 36 Canadian dollars (29 U.S. dollars) an hour. Yet as a chef, he will not be making anywhere near that.
But ... but ... but ... $76 an hour! Aren't they all making $76 an hour? Oh (emphasis added for the truly fucking stupid):
Chrysler Canada estimates its hourly labor costs, which include wages, benefits and legacy costs such as pensions, are approximately 76 Canadian dollars. To be competitive with Toyota plants operating in Canada, the company says it needs to reduce those costs to 57 Canadian dollars an hour.
And that's why no one takes the Blogging Tories seriously. Because they're all retards.
Complete. Fucking. Retards.
AND THE BURNING STUPID RAGES ON:
- Blogging Tory Paul Holmes: "They make $76 an hour!"
- Commenter Renee: "Um, you realize that's not true, right?"
- Paul: "Of course I do. I'm not an idiot!"
Actually, yes, Paul, you are. I believe we've established that. And then there's bonus dumbassitude from Blogging Tories co-founder Craig Smith, who is adamant that he is not going to see the point here:
Um… you do realize, of course, that $76 is the total cost, including things like WCB benefits, pensions, health premiums, EI, CPP, taxes, and insurance?
Um… you do realize, of course, that THAT IS STILL A SHIT LOAD OF MONEY!!!!!!!
Yes, Craig, but the point here was that that $76 an hour wasn't going directly to the line worker. Seriously, Craig, what part of this discussion eluded you entirely? Perhaps you can get together with Paul and finally figure that out, while simultaneously agreeing that it makes no difference to your argument whatsoever. After all, you're Blogging Tories. It's what you do.