Comments on: No sequel to ‘cash for clunkers’ but… http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/03/no-sequel-to-cash-for-clunkers-but/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/03/no-sequel-to-cash-for-clunkers-but/comment-page-1/#comment-396406 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 05:52:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19722#comment-396406 president did the right thing thomas?he has in the long term closed them down. The promise of a new generation of green cars is just an excuse to carry on giving them (unions) bale outs. Can you see a similarity in this story,in europe a socialist government was elected and their biggest supporters, the auto trade unions,were in trouble,because they had started making datsun and toyota in the country and they were not only better cars but cheaper as well.It was commonly thought that one of the reasons why they had fallen behind the competition was that they consistently went on srike and the labor walk outs stopped the production lines.So people formed the opinion that the auto unions were not being responsible striking all the time. The unions were annoyed at this assumption so to show the people that this was a misconception and that they were not” strike happy”they had a national strike. Anyway the government decided to do what Obama has done they took control of these companies thinking they would protect the unions,sadly wrong move, no more Austin or Rover or Triumph etc all closed down,or owed by BMW.

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By: Thomas http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/03/no-sequel-to-cash-for-clunkers-but/comment-page-1/#comment-396280 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 16:49:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19722#comment-396280 Ummm… instead of plugging a politician — from a political party that lost the the last elections, the White House, the House and the Senate, and which only seems capable of proposing policies (or blocking others’) which are supported by only the most extreme fringe wingnuts (roughly 10 to 15% of the American public) — perhaps the answer is much more simple, and not at all partisan: GM builds crappy cars that no one wants. But they do employ a huge number of Americans, and have all the infrastructure they’d need to build cars that are actually of interest to buyers. Seems like the president did the right thing to me, and these policies have been of most benefit to the auto companies that are most focused on building good quality products. Sounds like a great combination of market forces and government policy. But if you want to vote Romney in 2012, you go right ahead. Unlike most of the Republican leadership today, I personally believe in the power of the vote. Rather than threaten civil war, secession and violence over a few tax percentage points… and opposed to the outright lies these marketing guys speak every day to try and effect public opinion, and prevent any progressive legislation from passing (lies which are proven lies, time and time again), thank God most Americans still accept the basic principles of democracy: The majority gets what they want, unless our courts find we’ve violated something constitutional in the process. Such a simple, yet wonderful system of governance. The extreme wingnuts should crack a book sometime, and try speaking from wisdom rather than ignorance.

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/03/no-sequel-to-cash-for-clunkers-but/comment-page-1/#comment-396275 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:54:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19722#comment-396275 Do you think these guys should take Mitt Romney with them although we don,t here about it in the main stream media it seems that he was instrumental in helping Ford restructure! The Obama auto companies are still loosing sales percentages yet Ford sales are up 17%.Could this be private enterprise working how can that this happen when the magnificent unions are running Obama Cars.

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