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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    The bailout was nothing but a band-aid for something that need surgery.

    how do we know for sure that it was even that? I mean, is there any real solid proof that ANY of this money wasn't just flushed down the Union toilet?


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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    how do we know for sure that it was even that? I mean, is there any real solid proof that ANY of this money wasn't just flushed down the Union toilet?


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    I dont know, we may never know that but my verison of sugery would be letting the market run its course.
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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I dont know, we may never know that but my verison of sugery would be letting the market run its course.
    Good thing you're not in charge.
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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by The Dane View Post
    Good thing you're not in charge.
    Got anything meaningful to add?
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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "Isn't it a good thing today in America that we have an automobile manufacturing sector? If it had been up to them [Republicans], General Motors would be gone. If it were up to them, Ford Motor Company would probably be gone. Chrysler definitely would be gone."

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    I swear, you can't make this **** up..... What a buffoon!


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    Let me see if I have this right:

    1) Ford makes crappy cars that get horrible gas mileage.

    2) The Japanese kicks Ford's ass by giving Americans what they want.

    3) Ford gets into financial trouble, and it alone is responsible for it.

    4) Ford gets welfare money from the government.

    Kind of funny, isn't it. Ford touts Capitalism until they start getting beaten by natural forces in the market, then they whine and beg for Socialism. That's the problem with banksters and large corporations. Socialism for them, whenever they want it. Capitalism and "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" for everybody else. Who the **** do they think they are?
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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Got anything meaningful to add?
    I reply with as much meaning as the statement applied to.
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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    The bailout was nothing but a band-aid for something that need surgery.
    Didn't need surgery, it need tax cuts, spending cuts and the Gov't to get the hell out of the way.

    But oh no, we can't let things "fail".
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Let me see if I have this right:

    1) Ford makes crappy cars that get horrible gas mileage.

    2) The Japanese kicks Ford's ass by giving Americans what they want.

    3) Ford gets into financial trouble, and it alone is responsible for it.

    4) Ford gets welfare money from the government.

    Kind of funny, isn't it. Ford touts Capitalism until they start getting beaten by natural forces in the market, then they whine and beg for Socialism. That's the problem with banksters and large corporations. Socialism for them, whenever they want it. Capitalism and "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" for everybody else. Who the **** do they think they are?
    More Proof Dan's not only NOT a Conservative, but he's also clueless as to what he's talking about. Way to defend Reid, like a good little Progressive...

    Ford on a roll after spurning bailout
    Examiner Editorial
    January 13, 2010

    Automakers from around the world gathered in the Motor City this week for the North American International Auto Show. The annual event used to be a very big deal because the United States was the largest auto market in the world. But now that China has eclipsed the United States as the most important market, and only Ford remains healthy among the once-mighty Big Three, the Detroit show has lost much of its luster. But that doesn't prevent top auto executives from using the gathering as an opportunity to make statements designed to influence customers and politicians alike. Sometimes, though, their statements say as much or more about them as they do about their industry's positions on great public policy issues.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Ford on a roll after spurning bailout | Washington Examiner
    Rejecting bailout wins political capital for Ford
    By Ian Swanson - 01/27/10 07:00 AM ET

    Ford is reaping the benefits that go with being the only U.S. automaker not to take a bailout.

    A little more than a year after the Big Three CEOs came to Washington for help, Ford has increased its share of the U.S. market, seen its stock increase six-fold over the last year and is hiring workers in a recession.

    While General Motors was stigmatized as “government motors,” Ford’s data shows its brand reputation at a high level.

    The company thinks this will also benefit it in Washington.

    “I think we’re very much respected for … running a healthy business and not asking for taxpayer money,” Ford CEO Alan Mulally told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.
    Rejecting bailout wins political capital for Ford - TheHill.com

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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Didn't need surgery, it need tax cuts, spending cuts and the Gov't to get the hell out of the way.

    But oh no, we can't let things "fail".
    Obviously you have trouble reading I said this above

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I dont know, we may never know that but my verison of sugery would be letting the market run its course.
    Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.

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    Re: Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Obviously you have trouble reading I said this above
    No, I hadn't gotten there yet.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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