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Detroit Bailout Reaction

Ashley Woods

Even Colombia Gets More Federal Aid Than Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 08.01.2013 | Detroit

Detroit may be bankrupt, but more federal aid dollars are set to go to the country of Colombia than to America's 18th-largest city next year, accordin...

Nationalizing Chrysler

Larry Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Abrams

The "creative destruction" argument conveniently forgets that it wasn't the "free market" that created the American Way of life, but a working class that was paid well enough to consume.

Unions Aren't To Blame For Automakers' Woes

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

If the centralized, organized mouthpiece for labor is destroyed, then so is the only advocacy vehicle available to the nonunion worker.

Save the Jeep; Save the Nation

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Congress cannot let the Jeep die in bankruptcy. Congress must not fail the U.S. auto industry. Doing so would be abandoning the core of the American economy -- manufacturing.

Procrastination Doesn't Fix It

Joan Blades | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan Blades

Why not convert one third of the automakers' industrial capacity to building state-of-the-art wind generation? We need to be strategic in solving our economic and energy woes.

Bush Punts Auto Industry to Team Obama; UAW Concedes Even More

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This "agreement" is just another part of the recent "Bush/Cheney Revisionist History Farewell Tour." It was created to fail, just as long as that failure didn't happen while Bush was still president.

Bailout or Not, Nothing Will Be the Same for Drivers or Detroit

Trevor Traina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Trevor Traina

Vehicle manufacturers must re-engage their owners and offer them innovative services. What if GM included ads in exchange for lower pricing? What if they developed an in-dash system with Google or Apple?

White House Still "Gathering Information" While Detroit Suppliers go Bankrupt

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Even Bush doesn't want to go down in history as the man who oversaw the destruction of GM, Ford and Chrysler (I hope), and I'd guess Obama wishes he could install his own new team now and fire Paulson.

Is the GOP Risking the Economy to Win the PR War Against Unions?

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

With three million jobs at stake, potentially costing taxpayers $150 billion, unions remain the primary targets of the GOP blame game for the troubled auto industry and the failed bailout deal.

GOP to America: Drop Dead, or "What's in it for Me?"

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Fiderer

Let's be clear, the Republican senators' moves against the Detroit bailout is not about $15 billion, which is a rounding error in the context of the Iraq surge or the financial bailout.

Obama: Rescue Detroit and Buyout Gas Guzzlers

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The U.S. and Canadian governments should devise a scheme to get the gas guzzlers off the highways.

Modern Joads

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Danziger

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Big Three Automakers to Give Every American a Free Car

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

The plan, dubbed the "Unprecedented Winter Sales Event" in internal company documents, was reportedly the brainchild of a marketing team at Chrysler, the most beleaguered of the Big Three.

Why I Like the Auto Bailout

Fortune's Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
<i>Fortune</i>'s Stanley Bing

In short, there's no opinion out there right now that's worth more than any other. If ignorance was bliss we'd all be tap dancing down Wall Street.

The Auto Bailout and Post-Partisanship?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

This is a mess. Everybody in the auto industry is staring into the abyss - the automakers, the unions, the suppliers, the dealers - not to mention the government and the taxpayers.

Automotive Chiefs Announce Further Restructuring, Closing Ohio

Aemilia Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aemilia Scott

Over the last few years, sustaining Ohio has become less profitable for automakers. When the state began to run at a loss, the Big Three began selling off pieces to Germany and Japan.

General Motor's VP Bob Lutz's Green Pose

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

I think the U.S. legislators contemplating this auto industry bailout package should demand Bob Lutz's resignation before dribbling a single dollar into GM's leaky pockets.

80% Of Consumers Won't Buy A Car From A Company That Files Bankruptcy

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Nobody on cable news seems to think that consumers will have any problem buying cars from a company that has filed for bankruptcy.

It Takes a Movement to Save an Auto Industry

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Picture a massive caravan of thousands of people effected by the auto industry landing up in front of the Capitol demanding action to save their jobs and staying there until Congress acts.

What About The Government "Bailout" Of Foreign Automakers?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The domestic automakers are struggling under the same burden against their foreign competitors with the subsidies they receive as local businesses do against Wal-Mart.

Bailout? Detroit on His Mind

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

On their last visit, the auto execs asked Congress for $25 billion in bailout loans. A nice round number. So nice and round that it sounded like it had been plucked from thin air.

Reading The Pictures: Shaming Detroit (While Wall St. Walks)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-12-05-shaw_auto3.jpgWhat was completely predictable, if thoroughly heavy-handed, was the way the visual media shaped "The Return Of The Auto Executives" into a classic morality play.

What Would Moses Do?

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

We should be selling cars like clothes: big family? You need a big car. Small family? You don't get to drive a Hummer for one person.

Out of Line: Auto Makers

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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

Dec. 1, 2008 News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

This was the first Thanksgiving ever where the turkey pardoned the President.