Originally Posted by revefsreleets
I think Wagoner was Obama's goat and he dumped the wrong guy.
He was definitely the goat, but I don't know if it was the wrong move.
Basically, in order for GM to have any chance of surviving at all, the bottom line is they're going to have to completely tear up the ridiculous union contracts. If the unions agree to it, great ... if it's unilateral and the union puts up some pretense of outrage and goes on strike, just as good.
Think of how the Steelers would be if we were forced to pay every player according to the terms of the Max Starks contract. That's what GM has been dealing with for 20, 30 years. It can't keep going on, and something drastic like this probably had to happen if that was ever going to change.