Who's Next on Obama's Chopping Block?
By Ben Pershing
Is President Obama turning into Donald Trump? Who's he going to fire next? That seems to be the prevailing question in the day-after coverage of the White House's plan for the auto industry. While there is still lots of attention on the plights of GM, Chrysler and their long chain of suppliers and dependent businesses, the real uncertainty yesterday emanated from other boardrooms, where top officials at companies getting federal money wondered whether they might be nudged out by the White House in the same fashion that Rick Wagoner and the GM board were.
Obama's auto plan drew a mix of reactions across the ideological spectrum, with some liberals wondering why the administration seemed to be taking a tougher line with Detroit than with Wall Street, while conservatives panned the idea of the government interfering so heavily in the operations of private businesses. Though it was taken before the White House unveiled its auto strategy, the new Washington Post-ABC News poll gives Obama generally good marks for his handling of the economy and -- crucially -- registered the highest percentage of respondents in five years who said the country is on the right track. And Gallup reports that "consumers are not only feeling better about the economy but also may be feeling a little better about spending."
March 31, 2009; 8:30 AM ET
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