Obama to GM, Chrysler, & Detroit: If All Goes According to Plan
If all goes according to plan, we as Americans, are making an investment. We are making an investment in the future of the American car, the global vehicle.
If all goes according to plan, GM will be put back together again in a structure more efficient than the former bloated structure.
If all goes Chrysler will make bella cars for small-car seeking American drivers, the way Fiat does across Europe.
If all goes according to plan, we are moving toward an energy efficient future.
If all goes according to plan, the dealers, suppliers, executives, UAW plant workers, retirees and contractors who’ve are in financial straits, will find new avenues for survival.
At least, that’s what the plan calls for. What remains to be seen is how this plan will play out on everyday lives, how unforeseen events will affect this game, how people will pick up the pieces, and how Americans are going to buy and sell cars to make all of this rebuilding possible. Or as Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm put it today, “We’re starting to hit rock bottom. We know there is an end to this.” We have the plan, now the end of the story remains to be written.
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