It's true that the Big Three have earned their hard-fought demise, after years of lobbying against CAFE standards and resisting reform. That's why if we bail out the autos, they should bail us out, too.
We wanted to make a song describing the inseparability of our inflated notion of American glory associated with our automotive industry in the very style of the 70's power-pop songs that helped create the notion itself.
Listening to the auto execs this week, you'd think it would have offered a humble moment for them to come clean on their mistakes. But no, they continue to deny any responsibility for the mess they are in.
Memo to the media: you want to see the auto industry go down? Fine. But, at least try to give the facts about the cuts, concessions and job losses that workers have taken on in a bid to save their livelihoods.