And if the negroes brought us the housing collapse, then surely the gays are responsible for the Automaker's woes, right? Blogger Ed Brayton brings us news that Michigan conservatives have a plan to save the auto industry by eliminating benefits for same-sex couples.
Indeed, an analysis by the best conservative minds in the industry reveals that eliminating such benefits would save GM $125,000,000 dollars! Except it won't:
Looks like we've found ourselves another victim of the home schooling movement.
After noting that the UAW has 460,000 members, [apackof2] writes:I could not find much on the cost of providing these benefits however
A 2005 Hewitt Associates study revealed that a majority of employers experience a total benefits cost increase of less than 1 percent.
Several studies have shown that enrollment rates tend to be in the 1 percent to 2 percent range.
2% of 446,000 is over 93,000
93,000 @ $395 for health care for active workers and $950 for retirees. Equals for active workers $36,735.000.00 and for retirees $88,350.000.00
Eliminating same sex couple partner benefits is an over 25 million savings to GM.
So if we are going to talk about eliminating benefits for actual employees...
Actually, 2% of 460,000 is 8920. But why let a little simple math that the blogger, presumably, learned in the 4th grade stand in the way of a perfectly good ignorant rant?
(Hat tip: Patrick Appel, subbing for Andrew Sullivan)