GM’s plan…read it and weep.
Jon Tester asked one of them if they can guarantee that this will be the only bailout money they will need considering the economy.
The exec said no, he can’t make that guarantee. Of course he can’t..and neither can the financial institutions.
No one can guarantee shit…unless it’s a guarantee that it’s gonna get worse before it gets better.
That, you can probably take to your bank…if it’s still operating or hasn’t been bought out by a bigger fish in that pond.
The UAW is willing to take a hit as well:
From the New York Times: “At a news conference in Detroit, the U.A.W.’s president, Ron Gettelfinger, said that his members were willing to sacrifice job security provisions and financing for retiree health care to keep the two most troubled car companies of the Big Three, General Motors and Chrysler, out of bankruptcy.”
If the Big Three are allowed to go into Bankruptcy, they will die. No one will buy a vehicle from a company in Bankruptcy. But will people buy a vehicle from them anyway?
I don’t know the answers and neither does anyone else.