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Auto Bailout Part 2

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I have wanted to believe that President Bush was at least partially a conservative with ethics that were cemented in what is right and what is wrong.  Well, the auto bailout (17.4B) just put me over the edge.  When is this non-sense going to stop?  Take Chrysler for example.  In 2007, Cerberus Captial Management firm purchased an 80% stake in Chrysler for $7.4B.  A year later, Chrysler is in trouble and their owners (who have the money) do not deem it a wise investment to fund Chrysler.

The story behind the story is that President  Bush’s former Sec of Treasury (John Snow) is now the Chairman of Ceberus.  So the bailout is just a means to “help out his friends” with a bad business decision.  You think that is bad, Dan Quayle (former VP) is also part of Ceberus as well.  We must stop the madness or thee won’t be any trust left in our leaders.  Let them file chapter 11.


Written by opinionoregon

December 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm

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    December 21, 2008 at 3:42 pm

  2. Like most Americans, I don’t support an auto bailout and don’t believe it will work (at least as currently conceived). (I didn’t support a financial company bailout either.) I’ve owned an American car for just about all my adult life, and hope to in the future. But I don’t appreciate being threatened, don’t think we should nationalize industry, and largely believe the automaker’s woes are of their own doing.

    King Jackson

    December 22, 2008 at 12:42 am

  3. Based on the testimony I heard, $15 Billion doesn’t come close to being enough. The combined impact of the Recession, the demand for American cars and the cost structure of the Big Three imply that number to be, as Mark Zandi suggested, one that approaches $100B.


    December 22, 2008 at 12:43 am

  4. […] Posted by Alex on December 30, 2008 Skip O’Neil points to something I missed: […]

    Cronyism « outsized ideas

    December 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm

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