Magazine April 20, 2009, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• Carter-era Fiat: Fix It Again, Tony. Obama-era Fiat: Fix It Again, Taxpayers.

• “What’s good for the country is good for General Motors,” Charles Wilson, the company’s president in the 1940s and early 1950s, is supposed to have said. But it was not until TARP that General Motors and the country were fused, as GM and Chrysler pleaded to be on the federal teat. President Obama’s dismissal of CEO Rick Wagoner was a predictable consequence; who pays the piper calls the tune. Obama was even tougher on Chrysler, telling it to find a viable partner (he suggested Fiat) or fold.

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