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“Bailing out GM” isn’t the answer. Transforming the auto industry is.

You know the adage about teaching a man to fish. It’s time to teach GM how to compete.

I believe that GM is building the best vehicles it’s built in the last 40 years right now- and that it can be competitive, but here are the things the Government could do to really solve the problems.

GM’s financial mess is just a symptom of an addiction to oil. Let’s cure the disease, not treat the symptom.

Gas prices will rise. That’s a guarantee.

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In the 'burg

I read somewhere that AutoZone is worth more than GM and Ford combined.

Jane

I agree whole heartedly with you David. The old habit is dying hard.

John Ise

I promise you that if GM made an affordable 40 plus MPG car, it’d sell.

Zak

I think that nationalizing health care is the most important item on this list. Not only will it help big companies like GM, it’s also the best possible way to support existing small businesses and entrepreneurs who’d like to start one. And that’s before thinking about how much additional overseas investment it’ll spawn, as the lack of national health insurance makes an investment in America worth much less than an investment in other First World nations.

Jane

Does anyone know how many MPG the Smart car gets?

Shannon

Tax penalty, What ! You have to be kidding me, gas is a commodity if I can afford it I should be able to purchase it just like anyone else.

I do like your points on Health care, pay cut ratio and inspections. I noticed less “Junk” driving around when gas is $3.50 a gallon, if you can’t afford gas I bet you can’t afford insurance. Inspections would also help keep the “junk” off of the roads and reduce the amount of fuel consumed.