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"Government Motors" returns to top of world's auto sales

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Something else to consider in today's America: Was there any pressure brought to bear on Consumer Report or J.D. Power and Associates by agents for a certain administration?
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Busy evaluating 2003 NFL draft.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It is the only logical conclusion.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Doubt it but not an unreasonable question.
  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Yes, we know you live in a Very Rich Neighbourhood. Congrats, Boom.

    Would someone need a permit to park a Toyota, Honda or Mazda in your area?

    Are there designated parking spots for douchebags with Hummers and Escalades?
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    You're assuming.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    jr jr the golf course czar
    he’ll wager a toonie you won’t shoot par

    His mission is to enforce the rules
    And punish the golfers who act like tools.

    While everyone is having a drink at the bar,
    He’s out in the parking lot checking your car.

    It’s a beautiful day but jr is vexed
    The guy in his foursome is sending a text.

    Don’t talk about work, don’t eat in the cart
    Go into the bushes if you have to fart.

    In your honor I’m taking a leak on the green
    Fore!, jr, and God save the queen.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

  9. Uncle Frosty

    Uncle Frosty Member

    Given that the national debt increases by about $2.7 billion daily, an extra four days worth of debt seems like a cheap price to pay.
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Saw on one of the network news casts that the other TARP spending returned about a $10 billion profit. Does that mean that whole era was a wash?
  11. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    The bigger concern is that these companies will just come right back to the government asking for another bailout once the next bubble bursts. My sister works in the finance industry and says that many of these banks are already planning their budgets with the idea that, if things go wrong, they'll just ask for another bailout.

    And although GM isn't a financial firm, it wouldn't surprise me if the folks running things have a similar mindset.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The difference with the banks, though, is that they managed to piss everyone off the first time by not using the money for lending the way it was supposed to be, and for giving their execs bonuses with the bailout money and by not even appearing to be sorry about it, that the pols on both sides of the aisle may be pretty hesitant to help them out, should they need help again.
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