Monday, February 23, 2009

Obama's auto task force members don't drive U.S.

The Detroit News reports that nearly all the members of the Obama administration's auto task force -- trying to put together a bailout of GM and Chrysler -- drive foreign cars.

So why does the administration believe American consumers will choose any differently than its own task force members even if GM and Chrysler are bailed out with more than $30 billion in taxpayer money?


The News reports:

WASHINGTON -- The vehicles owned by the Obama administration's auto team could reflect one reason why Detroit's Big Three automakers are in trouble: The list includes few new American cars.

Among the eight members named Friday to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and the 10 senior policy aides who will assist them in their work, two own American models. Add the Treasury Department's special adviser to the task force and the total jumps to three.

By the way, I own a 1993 Ford. And Ford is not seeking any bailout funds. Only the strong should survive in the auto industry.

In the words of Rick Santelli, "are you listening, President Obama?"

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