(On September 14, the New York Times published a story by business reporter James Stewart about two towns that benefited from the GM bailout—Lordstown, OH and Wentzville, MO. Stewart talked to Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione and city businessman Tony Thieman about how the GM expansion may have influenced voters in the upcoming presidential election. Wentzville Patch received the following letter from Martin Rosenzweig of White Plains, NY. -Ed.)
TO THE EDITOR,
I read in the NY Times that the good people of Wentzville, Missouri are favoring Governor Romney in this election, although it was President Obama who saved their bacon by keeping General Motors going. I guess these folks don't gratitude real well, or maybe they don't know which side their bread is buttered on. Well, if you read Thomas Frank's book, "What's Wrong with Kansas", you get a pretty good idea why people vote against their own best interests. It just doesn't pay to do some people a good turn I suppose, but I think it is really sad.
I kind of like what VP Biden said, "General Motors is alive and Osama bin Laden is dead".
White Plains, New York 10603