To give or not to give?

December 5, 2008 at 7:57 pm (country woes)

How do you feel about the car company situation?  At first, I was really opposed to the government giving them money but with all the unemployment and the possibility of thousands more losing their jobs if the car companies go under, I’ve changed my mind and want the government to give them money.  Can they take the money and use it wisely and still file bankruptcy so they can organize themselves?

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9 Comments

  1. Skylers Dad said,

    I hate the idea of giving them money, but if we don’t, it will probably mean a collapse in the economy.

  2. Dick Small said,

    Give them money… hahahaa

  3. Dick Small said,

    .. hahahahahahaaaaha

  4. Philly said,

    My hub works for a dealership, in NJ btw and they are hurting. So you know what my answer to this question is.

    #1

  5. Sans Pantaloons said,

    Money isn’t worth anything. People are.

  6. metalmom said,

    I don’t understand how it works. Dealerships apparently have too many cars sitting unsold. So we want to give them money to make MORE? I understand keeping the manufacturer and dealers employed (my nephew among them) but what happens to the even more cars that won’t be sold?

  7. Teri said,

    Metalmom – I don’t think it’s about the cars, at this point. It’s about their employees and everyone they deal with that would be effected if they shut down. Thousands of people would be out of work and the other folks they deal with (manufacturers of parts, globally) would be out of business or hurting, badly. I was watching a news program this morning and they said that 1 in 10 people works in the “car” industry, which includes making the cars, manufacturing car parts, selling cars, etc. I think the economy and the unemployment rate would take such a nose dive I don’t know if we could recover.

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