"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I think taxpayers would be interested to know their unfunded pension liability is larger than it was when we bailed them out. I think taxpayers would be interested to know they are showing more debt today than they did two years ago. I could go on and on.
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Of course, we need to remember there were dozens of automobile manufacturers who would have easily stepped in and increased their own production to fill in for the closing of GM globally. Well, maybe not.
Obviously, nobody would have been interested in manufacturing capacities into the millions, and a global sales and service network in place and in operation. Without those taxpayer dollars, and rewards to the co-conspirators, er, Unions, no doubt the entire Corporation would be nothing but tumbleweeds and spiderwebs by now, with those millions of unemployed auto workers still warming their hands by the trash can fires fueled by broken dreams.
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"