How Do You Solve a Problem Like…the Big 3?

Don’t know about you folks, but as I’ve been listening and thinking about this whole issue of whether the guv’mint should bailout the Big 3 US automakers – you know, Packard, Tucker, and Studebaker – I have to say I’m in the category of “stumped, but leaning toward ‘No’ “. It seems like yet another incarnation of that distinctly American philosophy of solving debt by throwing more money at it than, say, cutting back and retooling the whole budget. As much as I wish our household budget operated according to the same Alice in Wonderland principles as our country’s, our local nurseries have long been out of money trees and the feds long ago confiscated by counterfeiting tools. But I digress, somewhat.

If Detroit wants the government to give them some of OUR money, then I want to see them show that they’re serious about changing how they do things around there. For instance, if you’re going to ask for federal support, you might want to consider taking a business class flight rather than the $20000 private jet. I think I just found you a way to save about $19000 dollars, by the way.

What do you all think about this? Seth Godin has an interesting post that you might want to take a look at as well.


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