Posts Tagged ‘Chrysler’

Gubmint Money

February 15, 2011

I’m thinking about starting a business. The gubmint gives out money for that sort of thing don’t they? I was thinking of starting a junkyard. It seems like everything turns into junk sooner or later so that would probably be a going concern. I wonder what you have to do to get a subsidy? I think this would be advantageous to the public and I think that’s the only prerequisite to get a subsidy.

It would certainly be much more advantageous than Amtrak. And they have been getting subsidized since day one and, they have never made a nickel. I am pretty sure I could do better than that.

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is another one that eats up subsidies and spits out crap. I think the only thing they can point to that doesn’t offend someone is Sesame Street and I have never seen it so I don’t know, I just have not heard anything negative about it.

How about we revisit National Public Radio (NPR)? Now there’s a real crapper. I have tried to listen to it but I could never stomach anything for more than a few days. It’s like they have the Midas touch only with feces. Everything they touch turns to crap. And I think they work almost entirely on subsidies.

So now let me ask you, does General Motors (GM) work on subsidies now? I don’t know. I heard they were getting money. Then I heard they were paying it back. Now I’m hearing that they paid it back with more borrowed money. I give up. Who really knows?

Another good one is Chrysler. I remember when they got the original bailout. Lee Iacocca was in charge of that. Everybody said he was a real good con-man. I have always thought that they should have gone out of business. That was either right before or right after American Motors (AMC) went out of business. Nobody came running out to them with a bailout. At the time I think they had better models than Chrysler. I know I own a Chrysler and it has never been in a wind tunnel. That thing makes the craziest noises going down the road.

I guess what I’m getting at here is that I think that if it needs a subsidy it should not exist. Amtrak? No. PBS? No. NPR? No. I think we could do just fine without them. GM, too big to fail? Can we get by without them? I think so. Chrysler? Let them fail. How can I say this? I believe the car companies are, and have been, too big for too long. I think smaller, more localized companies should be doing the job. Oh well. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

Hypocrisy

July 4, 2009

I just got back from the local tea party and it appeared that a splendid time was had by all. It was extremely hot but there was still quite a large turn out. I enjoyed it but I came away with something nagging at me. I just had to wonder how many people really get it. I mean they had enthusiasm and they seemed to applaud at all the appropriate times. The problem is that I had to leave a little early and as I was going to my car I noticed an alarming amount of foreign scrap in the parking lot.

I realize that many of these road hazards are ASSembled in this country but when you buy one the cabbage goes overseas to increase our trade deficit. The argument that you bought it used doesn’t fly either, because that just increases their resale value, thank you very much. How can you in good conscience drive up to the local protest to stand up for America in your Toyota? When the hippies in the sixties and seventies went to the local protest for communism they darn sure drove Toyotas, Hondas and Volkswagens. The only American cars you might have seen were old Cadillacs that had been hearses. At least they had conviction.

So the next time you hop in your foreign road hazard maybe you should fondle the genuine imitation plastic teakwood trim and ponder the damage you have had on the American economy. Think about your part in the Chrysler and GM bankruptcies. Look at the homeless guy on the corner and wonder what auto union he is retired from.

GM

June 10, 2009

So here’s what happens, GM and Chrysler get so many billion and they don’t improve so the government chucks another so many billion into them and still nothing. What now? We don’t want to lose our investment so they start putting restrictions on the competitors. All the imports get tougher restrictions and import tariffs. Through the EPA, the justice department or the Federal Trade Commission they make Ford conform to whatever GM and Chrysler are doing. Corporatism, the fundamental building block of fascism is born.

Now we have the people with the power, the federal government, and the people with the money, big business , in an unholy alliance. Unless people get worried, get interested, get active and start agitating we’re going to be in for a world of trouble. As I was listening to Glenn Beck he had a guy named Steve Milloy on talking about this and the word he used was corpocracy. I don’t think it means corporate hypocrisy, I think it’s more along the lines of corporate bureaucracy, but whatever it means it will mean big trouble for you and I.