Bill Clinton to address UAW members Thursday

February 29, 2012
Bill Clinton to address UAW members Thursday
By DAVID SHEPARDSON / Detroit News Washington Bureau
Washington— Former President Bill Clinton will speak to nearly 1,700 current and retired members of the United Auto Workers union on Thursday.

The UAW is holding its Community Action Program convention in Washington this week and members are on Capitol Hill on Wednesday meeting with members of Congress.

On Tuesday, the members heard from President Barack Obama, who strongly defended the $85 billion auto bailout and the UAW and dismissed the idea that General Motors and Chrysler could have been rescued without a government bailout.

“With the economy in complete free-fall, there were no private investors or companies out there willing to take a chance on the auto industry, “he told the UAW. “Nobody was lining up to give you guys loans. Anyone in the financial sector can tell you that.”

The UAW has also heard from members of Congress, including House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and other officials.

Democrats have been seizing on the opposition to the auto bailout of GOP presidential candidates — especially former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won the Michigan primary on Tuesday.

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