Coburn told CNSNews.com that "all we asked [of the UAW] was, 'Just give us a date at which you will have competitive wage rates'" with non-union foreign automakers' plants in the U.S. But the union refused to consider renegotiating their contract with General Motors. The union would, apparently, rather see GM go down than to take a pay cut to get their wages back in line with reason.
Coburn is right on the point he's making. But I do have one problem . . . it seems that he thinks the government bailout is a good idea. If he opposes the idea in principle but is simply working to tweak what he feels is inevitable - then he gets it - without reservation.