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2009-02-15 Home Front: Politix
Pelosi to automakers: Plans better be good
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Posted by Fred 2009-02-15 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6486 views ]  Top

#1  Look at the market caps for some of the big banks that have received partial bail-outs from the Feds. It would have been cheaper for the Feds to simply buy out those banks.
Imposing the proposed ridiculous emissions and fuel economy standards would severely restrict auto sales for many years to come. The public can't afford what is being manufactured now.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2009-02-15 01:35||   2009-02-15 01:35|| Front Page Top

#2 GM management must be wondering if it's really worth it to stay out of bankruptcy when the alternative is monthly meetings with SarBox Harry and Botox Nan, their new Super Board of Directors. A creditors committee could start to look pretty good, especially with Gittlefinger gelded. Now they could do an 11. Soon it will be directly to 7.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2009-02-15 05:47||   2009-02-15 05:47|| Front Page Top

#3 Yea. Start building Oldsmobile Deltas again, you bastards.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-02-15 06:45||   2009-02-15 06:45|| Front Page Top

#4 pretty cars
fuel efficient
inexpensive
keep wages high and protect pensions

why not through in a pony too
Posted by mhw 2009-02-15 08:30||   2009-02-15 08:30|| Front Page Top

#5 "why not through in a pony too"

Because even Nan and Harry know there's too much horseshit in this deal already?
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-02-15 10:13||   2009-02-15 10:13|| Front Page Top

#6 How 'bout this:
Posted by DMFD 2009-02-15 10:15||   2009-02-15 10:15|| Front Page Top

#7 lol barbara
Posted by rabid whitetail 2009-02-15 10:17||   2009-02-15 10:17|| Front Page Top

#8 Actually DMFD's suggestion about the "Homer-mobile" makes sense. It isn't any worse than what what is being offered for sale now.
Posted by WolfDog 2009-02-15 11:29||   2009-02-15 11:29|| Front Page Top

#9 How come nobody cited my spelling error (should be 'throw' not 'through') and called me an idiot?

I guess if I want that type of treatment I'll have to post on the democratic underground site.
Posted by mhw 2009-02-15 11:53||   2009-02-15 11:53|| Front Page Top

#10 thank Gawd for F-150's! Drink up!
Posted by Frank G 2009-02-15 11:57||   2009-02-15 11:57|| Front Page Top

#11 Klang! Ahhhh...

Thanks for the drink, Frank!
Posted by Mike N. 2009-02-15 12:04||   2009-02-15 12:04|| Front Page Top

#12 To paraphrase the old saying about you and your bank: before Nancy and Harry loaned GM $13 billion, GM had a problem. Now Nancy and Harry have a problem.
Posted by Matt 2009-02-15 12:05||   2009-02-15 12:05|| Front Page Top

#13 The Pelosi GT (parody by Iowahawk): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAqPMJFaEdY

Hilarious!
Posted by A_Rovian_Desciple 2009-02-15 14:05||   2009-02-15 14:05|| Front Page Top

#14 How come nobody cited my spelling error (should be 'throw' not 'through') and called me an idiot?

Because we know you aren't an idiot, mhw dear. And many Rantburgers aren't keen spellers anyway. ;-)
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-02-15 15:02||   2009-02-15 15:02|| Front Page Top

#15 It would take a few dots to link together, but an agreesive GOPer should try to point out how Speaker Pelosi personally benefited from an exception to the minimum wage laws for the tuna processing plant somewhere in our pacific territories.

I don't recall all the details, but essentially a classic case of limousine liberal double standards. I recall that the Speaker's spouse had the interest, and I'm sure the big 3 would be interested in similar wage flexibility within the law and outside of bankruptcy filings.
Posted by Halliburton - Mysterious Conspiracy Division 2009-02-15 15:43||   2009-02-15 15:43|| Front Page Top

#16 Guys like Wagoner and Nardelli have the UAW on one side and Frank/Pelosi/Reid on the other. If I was in their shoes I'd be so disgusted I'd quit.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2009-02-15 16:48||   2009-02-15 16:48|| Front Page Top

#17 I can remember when Joan Claybrook was the head of NHTSA under Jimmy Carter. NHTSA tried to design a safe and efficient car. That experiment didn't work out so well; Washington doesn't do well at designing cars. Probably because there are so many attorneys in D.C. Lawyers designing instead of engineers is not a good deal. That has been a problem for a long time in the U.S.
Posted by JohnQC 2009-02-15 17:59||   2009-02-15 17:59|| Front Page Top

#18 Just go BK, flush the debt and the unions.
Posted by OldSpook 2009-02-15 21:08||   2009-02-15 21:08|| Front Page Top

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