Another Good Rule: Do not throw other people's good money after bad money.
The US Auto Industry is hemorrhaging and bleeding badly and unless it reorganizes drastically e(under chapter 11) throwing any more of the public's money is money down the drain. Just one example ... the unions have them in an tight grip - their pensions payments are more than current employee wages....
In this case am with the Republican Senators who oppose any unconditional pay out.~ t
WASHINGTON — Hardline opponents of an auto industry bailout branded the industry a "dinosaur" whose "day of reckoning" is near, while Democrats pledged Sunday to do their best to get Detroit a slice of the $700 billion Wall Street rescue in this week's lame-duck session of Congress.
The companies are seeking $25 billion from the financial industry bailout for emergency loans, though supporters of the aid for General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC have offered to reduce the size of the rescue to win backing in Congress.
Senate Democrats intended to introduce legislation Monday attaching an auto bailout to a House-passed bill extending unemployment benefits; a vote was expected as early as Wednesday.
A White House alternative would let the car companies take $25 billion in loans previously approved to develop fuel-efficient vehicles and use the money for more immediate needs. Congressional Democrats oppose the White House plan as shortsighted.