This should not surprise you. Make you mad? Sure. Surprise you? No. And if it does, then you haven’t been paying attention to how the whole thing works.
Quoting in pieces:
General Motors Corp.’s chief operating officer said Monday that the automaker has presented a worst-case scenario to Congress in which it would need more money than the $13.4 billion already allocated by the Treasury Department
UAW President Ron Gettelfinger has said the union will approach President-elect Barack Obama’s administration to end what he called unfair requirements in the loan terms for concessions from the union.
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., has proposed getting rid of a requirement that GM and Chrysler negotiate labor cost parity with foreign-owned automakers that have U.S. factories.
First, our Government gave these companies money out of the TARP fund. Still not sure how in the hell that works. I thought the TARP money was meant to be lended to banks and financial institutions; not private car companies.
Before you ask, the reason banks and financial institutions get money and not car companies is that our economy is a Capitalist one, not a Automobilist one.
Then, when we began to consider giving these failed companies money, everyone knew, just KNEW, that their model was not going to support business as usual, even with all of this money. But, in the end, we gave it to ’em anyway. And now looks what has happened. We are into them for all these billions of dollars and now we have to keep going; keep doublin’ down. Why? Cause we are suckers.
So now, this is not surprising. Sure makes me mad though!
Oh, and for a good read on the most maddening of those that are maddening, read this.