This article is the epitome of why the U.S. government should have let GM fail.
Dan Akerson is a clueless moron, as are the American auto industry executives in general. I can’t even imagine that an executive would come up with this idea, let alone back it with his company’s name in tow.
One thing is for sure....You would never hear the executives of Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, or Kia making this type of idiotic embarrassing recommendation. They found a way to clobber the U.S. auto makers at their own game decades ago, and still do. They don't need to mess with gas prices to succeed. I can only imagine them laughing when they saw this headline.....
I resent the fact that I would need to pay higher gas prices to make up for the mistakes of the stupid GM executives that have been in place over the decades. I also resent the fact that my tax dollars went to helping with the GM bailout in the first place, which will eventually fail...it's only a matter of time. Historically, auto company bailouts have not worked here or in other countries.
This has nothing to do with the U.S. auto workers. I whole-heartedly support the American auto workers and what they do, I just don't support the stupid companies they work for.
Do you want to rescue the American auto industry and save the auto workers' jobs at the same time? Do it this way:
- Let GM fail.
- Provide labor and financial incentives for the Japanese and Korean manufacturers to come over to the U.S. (more than they already are).
- Lease them our auto factories so that we can keep American jobs here.
- Have the U.S. auto workers building high quality efficient foreign cars that don't need artificially inflated gas prices to survive.
- Everyone ends up happy.