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President Obama makes remarks on the American uutomotive industry in the Grand Foyer of the White House. From left are, National Economic Council Deputy Gene Sperling, Vice President Biden's economic adviser Jared Bernstein, National Economic Council head Lawrence Summers, Budget Director Peter Orszag, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, the president, Ed Montgomery, who will lead assistance efforts to cities and towns that depend on the auto industry, and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The president gives GM and Chrysler new deadlines to complete new turnaround plans. Read the full story, by William Branigin and Peter Whoriskey.

Posted at 1:04 PM ET on Mar 30, 2009
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Conservatives are so afraid of socialism that, to prevent it, they felt compelled to vastly expand Medicare and to take over the automobile and investment banking industries.

God forbid that a President should criticize the leaders of the failed industry Republicans bought for the taxpayer, though. Don't demand accountability or anything. That's socialism!

Posted by: nodebris | March 30, 2009 11:50 PM

Socialism, here we come!

Posted by: JakeD | March 30, 2009 1:17 PM

Be not afraid.

If we modeled it after the examples of Scandinavian countries it would probably be an improvement over the system that got us into this mess. Stalin, Lenin, and Mao are fortunately not the only examples out there.

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-social-welfare-state

Just how free are we now? Most of us are seriously constrained by lack of portability of our health insurance, and many are oppressed by debt and lack of opportunities for career change or affordable education that won't leave you in debt once you've attained a degree.
Of course if we're in debt, we're less inclined to make trouble for the powers that be once we're educated enough to see the problem for what it is.

Those who benefit from the status quo, including the corporate media, like it that way.

http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2008/03/17/1928-resemblances/

Posted by: rooster54 | March 30, 2009 2:46 PM


WHILE THE GENERATED, MANUFACTURED ECONOMIC CRISIS CAPTURES THE HEADLINES...

...DEMOCRACY AND PERSONAL LIBERTY ARE POISONED AT THE GRASSROOTS.

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INNOCENT BUT 'TARGETED.'


Google it.


YOU -- or someone close to you -- could be the next victim.


Unless Team Obama -- especially AG Holder, SecDef Gates, SecDHS Napolitano, SecTreas Geithner -- take down the draconian Bush-Cheney extrajudicial punishment network...


...an array of secret "programs of personal financial destruction" and government-funded vigilante "community stalking"...


...coupled with the proliferation of mind- and body-degrading "directed energy" microwave radiation weapons -- the Zyklon-B of a grassroots, government-enabled American Gestapo.


Attorney General Holder, you must act NOW to restore human and civil rights in America.


Before the naivete of liberals empowers the saboteurs and Dr. Strangeloves who say "No!" to change.


***


Where is the civil rights division investigation that victims have demanded?

Or is there "nothing to investigate" -- because the government already knows all about this?


http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 30, 2009 1:27 PM

Interviewed Monday on NBC’s “Today” show, the governor of Michigan (a DEMOCRAT) said Wagoner is a “sacrificial lamb.”

Governor Jennifer Granholm noted that Wagoner has worked for GM for more than 30 years and was trying to turn the company around.

Posted by: JakeD | March 30, 2009 1:25 PM

Socialism, here we come!

Posted by: JakeD | March 30, 2009 1:17 PM

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