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Tennessee Senator Raps Obama for Aggressive Intervention in Auto Industry

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate Republican whose state is home to
auto manufacturing plants says the Obama administration's
aggressive intervention in the industry sets "a very dangerous
precedent."
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said it wasn't just the forced
ouster of General Motors Corp. CEO Rick Wagoner that caused him
concern. He accused the administration of taking a "we know best"
attitude in connection with the problems in the domestic industry
and said that should "send a chill throughout the country."
Interviewed Tuesday on CBS's "The Early Show," Corker charged
that Wagoner's firing "was something of a sideshow to take away
from the fact that no real progress" had been made in negotiations
to steady the failing auto company.
Corker said, "We're evolving into a place that this country has
not seen. I want to raise alarm bells."


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