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What to do with the Auto Industry

In Michigan, if not the entire nation, the most pressing question is what to do about the auto industry.  I know that I’m not smart enough to figure it out, so I appreciate hearing different views.  Mitt Romney, son of an auto executive and former Republican Governor of Massachusetts offers this perspective: Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.  I’d love to teach the executives a lesson, but can we do it at the expense of hundreds of thousands of workers?  I just don’t know…

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  1. Doug
    November 20, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    It seems that we are overlooking the millions in subsidies and tax breaks that several southern states have given the foreign automakers inorder to lure them to build plants in their states. Just in Alabama alone it amounts to nearly 1 billion over several years. Sweet deal for them.

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