Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbot, has a point:
And that, folks, is the whole problem. Texas has laws that the old GM had no problems following, but the Federal government wants to gut those laws. Which argument shall I apply here?The federal government will be a majority owner of General Motors under the bankruptcy reorganization plan. Abbott says the new federally controlled GM guts state laws that regulate car dealers, and flaunts U.S. Supreme Court precedent that upholds the dealership structure in Texas. Abbott says under the new dealership agreements, GM wants to free itself from Texas law that, among other things, limits its ability to terminate franchises, force dealers to order product that may not sell, and deny dealers their legal right to sell other brands:
1) Violation of free markets?
2) Violation of the 10th Amendment?
3) Violation of contract law?
4) The government doesn't know what the hell it's doing?
Pick one, or better yet, pick all four. There is a damn good argument to be made on each of them.
Article is here.