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  •  I do agree the onus in on GM here (2+ / 0-)
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    to prove that if it gets the support it's looking for that it can actually produce the kinds of cars that will sell in this economy.

    A company in India released a car recently that sells for 1500 british pounds.  It's a tiny little thing, a lot like the Smart car, but is supposed to be able to transport four people.  For those who aren't willing to buy a scooter or ride a bike but can't afford a Taurus, it would be nice to have a $3,000 or $5,000 new vehicle available available from one of the US automakers.

    My point, in the end, is that we can't just throw money at GM and trust GM to manage it properly or even in our country's best interests.  Much like the TARP funds that were given out in 2008, there SHOULD be some kind of regulation on the funds that will have more than a zero-sum effect.

    What we don't know keeps the contracts alive and movin. They don't gotta burn the books, they just remove em while arms warehouses fill as quick as the cells.

    by Black Leather Rain on Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 07:47:15 AM PDT

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    •  just don't get hit by a Yukon - or Camry for that (1+ / 0-)
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      matter - in the Tata mini-buggy.
      Just like the Smart car = squish.  Yikes.

      "Fuck Fox News!" ~ DFH protesters in Denver (Aug 08)

      by JVolvo on Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 09:05:04 AM PDT

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      •  I have to think that large cities (0+ / 0-)

        will eventually need lanes big enough for these mini-vehicles.  A mini/scooter/bike kind of lane, or perhaps they can share the bus lanes, as we generally trust city bus drivers to be more attentive and careful around other cars.

        What we don't know keeps the contracts alive and movin. They don't gotta burn the books, they just remove em while arms warehouses fill as quick as the cells.

        by Black Leather Rain on Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 09:12:10 AM PDT

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