View Poll Results: Which statement best reflects your opinion of the GM "thank you" ad?

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  • It's perfectly fine and appropriate.

    10 33.33%
  • It's ok but inaccurate. American's didn't voluntarily bail out GM

    5 16.67%
  • It's 100% inaccurate. The Gov. inappropriately bailed out GM.

    3 10.00%
  • It's a joke. The Gov. overstepped its bounds using tax money to buy an auto company.

    8 26.67%
  • Other (write in / explain)

    3 10.00%
  • Tarter sauce.

    1 3.33%
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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Thank you for that detailed explanation Friday. What I meant by my comment was this: almost every single time i see somebody blast an economist with the damning label of KEYNEYSIAN - it almost always is a libertarian who fashions themselves as a follower of Austrian economics.
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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Thank you for that detailed explanation Friday. What I meant by my comment was this: almost every single time i see somebody blast an economist with the damning label of KEYNEYSIAN - it almost always is a libertarian who fashions themselves as a follower of Austrian economics.
    I do not consider myself a libertarian, and I think keynesian can work in certain situations. This recession was certainly not one of those situations and every step we have taken over the last three years has been the wrong one. A great deal of this recession was caused by unnecessary market regulations of "Mark to Market" and the 10% capitalization rule. It's been continued by extreme borrowing, regulatory and tax uncertainty, government takeovers and pay czars, and frankly, economic bullying from the Whitehouse. Recessions happen, we have a cyclical economy. Recoveries should happen too. This recovery has been postponed by boneheaded government making bad populist decisions.
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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    No vote
    I am not a GM lover, but I am overjoyed for their success..
    I hope that GM's attitude has improved..
    I do question the anti-American's position on this.

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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    I think its excellent actually. And look.... I had MAJOR doubts..... infact I was PISSED Obama tossed them a rope. Now..... I'm still a bit ticked BUT VERY thankful it worked. I cant BELIEVE it freakin' WORKED!
    This was not the first bankruptcy for GM; nor was this the first successful auto company bailout...
    Our government is smarter than many think.

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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    I think it is a great ad trying to depict how bad things can get. Since they almost went out of business.

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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Some people opposed helping the auto companies because of right wing ideology. Now we have discovered that the aid to the companies was a positive move and helped prevent the collapse of those companies and perhaps and outright depression. This commercial is a reminder of that. And some people do not like to be reminded of their own errors in judgment.
    I agree. They dont like to hear they would have screwed things up much worse.
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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    I am happy these companies are thanking us.. well, this one anyway. They should all be saying thank you to us.

    Stay classy GM

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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    So is this a perversion of capitalism or merely an aspect of it? First a corporation receives aid from government, and thusly the people, then places an ad to thank the people in order to boost sales to take more of their money.

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    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    I think people need to open their eyes. GM got tax payer money that tax payers strongly protested. For them to say thank you is like a rapist thanking the raped for a fun night. It is sick and disgusting. And they didn't even repay us. That was the biggest lie of all. They got the bail out and then later got a tax break that was greater than the bail out so they could "repay" the bail out and save Obama's reputation. They aren't out of the woods yet.
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