((This is propaganda at its best, since other companies would have immediately increased production and the suppliers would have sold more parts to those companies.))
That argument has been proven to be BS many times. Not that it matters to you, since it doesn't comply with your preconceived notions.
((What was important was Obama making organized labor's membership happy. The President will never admit that but many Congressmen and Senators knew it.))
is that why George Bush came up with $17.4 billion for the auto industry, to keep organized labor membership happy? That's another 17.4 billion that the taxpayer's would have lost had GM been allowed to go under.
You forget the $42B in tax offsets -- taxes they'll never pay -- thanks to the Obama IRS.))
You forget , what U.S. taxpayers avoided. The loss of about $105.3 billion in transfer payments plus the loss of personal and social insurance tax collections to the tune of 768% of the net investment of $11.8 billion in GM and $1.9 billion (none recovered) in Chrysler. Including jobs related to the auto industry, the federal bailout preserved 2.6 million jobs in the U.S. economy in 2009 alone and $284.4 billion in personal income in 2009 and 2010.
((Let's not forget they took $50B in tax dollars that could have rebuilt bridges and roads, or put kids through college. ))
The final cost was $10 billion. You know that, but you'd rather LIE. It would would have cost MORE had all those pensions been dumped on the taxpayers.
((Do you seriously think I hadn't already seen that stupid fluff piece?))
If you did, I guess you missed the part on the ads effectiveness. Or maybe you're just putting your ignorance on display for us again.
Certainly something is going right for Buick these days. The brand led its stablemates at GM with a 12-percent year-over-year sales increase for the first half of 2014, including an 18-percent surge in June.
Buick Ad Gets Kudos From Brand That Knows Marketing: Coke
Buick has been General Motors' growth engine lately, and savvy marketers in another industry think they know something about how Buick got there: effective advertising.
Sandy Douglas was recently appointed to turn around Coca-Cola's fortunes in the U.S. market, and reportedly he’s looking in part to Buick for inspiration about how to do it. He’s said to be “admiring” the Buick campaign in which people overlook a new Buick that’s right in front of them because that fantastic new vehicle couldn’t possibly be a Buick — at least as they remember the brand and its vehicles.
Seems you know as little about advertising as you do everything else.
Ford CEO Mark Field urged Congressmen today to take a harder line on currency manipulation as they negotiate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
For the most part, prior trade deals with Japan have left holes that industry execs maintain have been exploited to make auto exports to the U.S. cheaper.
GM CEO Mary Barra has made similar statements in DC
The list of models that have been discontinued for the 2015 model year include such vehicles as General Motors' Chevrolet Impala ECO eAssist mild hybrid sedan.
The Impala Eco is a BAS (belted alternator starter) hybrid that uses an electric motor to contribute power to the internal combustion engine's crankshaft with a serpentine belt. The Chevrolet Malibu ECO eAssist was discontinued for the 2014 model year.
The Car Connection published a list of models that won't make it to 2015. The list also includes the Acura TL and TLX sedans, which are being replaced by the TLX sedan; Honda's Fit EV; Nissan's Cube, and Murano CrossCabriolet, and Maxima; Toyota's RAV EV and FJ Cruiser; the Scion xD; and the Lexus IS C and IS F.
(( I've only followed this company on a daily basis since 2005/2006. ))
And exactly what have you accomplished in all those years of trolling?
((I can't imagine anything better, if you're a basher or a short or both.))
By basher, you mean troll.
((Sorry, but today is not about me.
Today is about how awful GM stock is.))
You don't get to choose what today is about. Today is about what a troll you've become.
((I'm just an amateur investor.))
Amateur being the key word.
((As opposed to a Professional Ayhole, like yourself.))
You know robbie, for a professional troll like yourself, that's a rather lame, amateurish reply.
((What the hell do I know.))
To anyone who's ever read any of your post, the answer is, not much.
((THE IGNITION SWITCH ATE OUR HOMEWORK))
LMAO!! You're comments become more and more trolloish with each post. Your mentors, qqq/smokeyd, valley, rusty, and the other trolls, have taught you well grasshopper.
You really are an idiot. GM is going to replace the Ampera with another EV.
As Autocar explains, GM’s plans to produce a lighter, cheaper version of the Volt — most likely smaller than the U.S.-market second-generation model — could fit in well with what German dealers are being told. A smaller Volt-like model would likely also be more appealing to European buyers, many of whom have been put off buying the current generation Volt/Ampera due to their U.S. size and styling.
(((The basher morons have completely overwhelmed this board, making it unreadable. Are you proud? I suppose you should be, it was your leadership that made this happen.)))
((Why, chebby, I feel you give me far too much credit. ))
So true rd. You're no leader, in fact, you've followed the trolls so closely, you've become one yourself.
((I do believe there has been quite a sea change -- for the better.))
Really, you think you, and your fellow trolls, have changed this board for the better?