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Obama likely took steps to protect union cronies

The Sept. 13 article in The News, “Federal role in Delphi pension flap confirmed,” should come as no surprise to anyone. We will find out more as court orders have been issued to government agencies, including the Treasury Department and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., which have fought for years to keep secret their role in this deceitful act of saving the UAW pension rights, to produce thousands of pages of documents relating to members’ pensions, while throwing the non-union Delphi workers’ pension rights under the bus.

President Obama has long been the fawning toady of labor unions. He famously told one labor convention, “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.” And labor called in its IOU.

Christy Romero, the special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, said in the report to Congress that the Treasury Department’s auto team “made it clear to GM that they wanted an agreement with the UAW prior to bankruptcy and the auto team actively negotiated and made the overall deal.” Does anyone believe that the president didn’t have an active role in ordering Treasury to protect his union cronies? This is class warfare at its dirtiest.

But of course, that’s what $7 million contributed by the UAW to our Humpty Dumpty president’s 2008 campaign will get you.

Alfred V. Eade

Olean