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Big Three CEOs And Their Private Jets (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The CEOs of the nation's biggest three automakers flew to Washington DC yesterday to make their case before congress that the auto industry is despera...

Bail Out Detroit -- Right Now!

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

We could let Detroit fail and throw money at the many future-car startups that are currently out there, but that won't provide enough product to market to deliver the improvements we require.

Romney's Idiotic Plan for Detroit

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Toby Barlow

Let's not be coy about the real agenda here. Republicans like Mitt Romney see this as an opportunity to wage war against the UAW.

Planes, Pains And Automobiles

Dwayne Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dwayne Raymond

These overpaid, egomaniacal "players" should heed Romney's counsel and start playing sensibly, like honorable men. And their first ante in this new game should be their own prompt resignation.

Chinese Want To Buy the Big 3 Automakers

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Hamsher

All the Shock Doctrine fanatics cheering to drive the the Big 3 into bankruptcy "restructuring," like Mitt Romney, might want to think about the implications of this.

Obama Team Primed for a "Green Stimulus" to the Economy

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

I spoke with Laura D'Andrea Tyson, a top economic adviser on Obama's transition team who headed Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors, about the need for a "green stimulus."

Should the Government Bail Out the Big Three U.S. Automakers? HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huffington Post

Huffington Post contributors weigh in on whether Congress should bail out the Big Three Detroit automakers. Keep checking back as the debate continues.

Mitt Romney's Ye-Olde-Times Plan For Detroit

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Feldman

As a foray into the troubled waters of the biggest industry crisis of our time, Romney's plan epitomizes how Republicans think about the economy: by pretending we live in a Dickensian version of the Eisenhower era.

CEOs Need to Run for Sheriff Just Once

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The financial system was supposedly broke. America wants the CEOs begging for cash to act like broke people.

The Case for Bailing out the Big Three

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Ross

Apparently there is one thing that liberal and neo-con think-tanks can agree upon: Let Ford, General Motors, and Chrylser fail.

Congress Scraps a Good Car with Bad Steering

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Treul

No one - this Michigan resident included - is out to defend recent management of Ford, GM and Chrysler as "efficient." It doesn't take an industry analyst to determine the status quo broken.

Big Media: Screw the Auto Workers

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan Tasini

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.

Bridge Loan to Nowhere or Bridge Loan to the 21st Century?

Randi Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randi Rhodes

Should Congress find the votes to take back at least $25 billion and loan it to the auto industry, they ought to attach it to a long list of demands that need to be set down in writing.

Free Fall

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The US has joined Germany and Japan in what is becoming a global recession. The era of big government is over is over. In the crisis, we are, as Richard Nixon once said, "all Keynesians now."

Industrial Base

Ray Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ray Kimball

The hard truth of the matter is that truly innovative ideas, which could be "game-changers" on the battlefield, have been AWOL from Detroit's methods of operation for some time now.

The Peculiar Politics of Bailing Out Detroit

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

The management of GM doesn't deserve to be bailed out, and it's not clear to me that a bailout would work -- certainly not as long as the company continues its "change as slowly as possible" pace.

Obama's Herculean Challenge

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Obama will fail if he tries anything "inside the box." The only way he's going to pull us out of this multifaceted manure pile is by being open to big bold ideas and then taking Herculean steps.

Give GM Real Help, Not Guilt-Driven Charity

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bart Motes

The government can use the bailout money to set up a new universal healthcare and pension plan, releasing the industry of this massive obligation and giving them the opportunity to be competitive and a strong force in the marketplace.

Seeing Our Future In The American Car

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Feldman

The car as the dominant form of transportation is here to stay in American life -- and here to stay for some time to come. The American cars of the past, however, will not be a part of our future.

Bail Out the Workers, Not the Plants

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amitai Etzioni

Rescuing the Big Three is the contemporary version of saving the buggy and whip makers instead of investing in tomorrow's equivalent of car makers -- green industries, public transportation, and new technologies.

Save SUVs First, Then Kill Them Really Dead

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

Assuming a federal bailout, it makes sense that, over the next few years, American carmakers will be re-engaging with the small-car market.

Poll: Auto CEOs Not Worth $1 a Year

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

The proposal by the CEOs of the Big Three to work for $1 a year has gone over like a lead balloon with taxpayers, with a clear majority believing that the car bosses do not deserve such a bloated salary.

Bush in Race Against Time to Wreck Country

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

Confounding the conventional wisdom that he is a lame duck president with no agenda as his days in office dwindle, President Bush is redoubling his efforts to mutilate the country before his term expires.

Will Your Company Predict the Future Like GM or Like Toyota?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Winston

Toyota did look forward years ago, asked what an environmental version of its product should look like, and made it a reality.