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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 10:53 AM
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7. Since you approve so whole-heartedly, what do you make of the stark difference in treatment of AIG,
Edited on Fri May-29-09 10:54 AM by Romulox
GE, and the other financials that the Obama admin has showered with so much more money while taking a more "hands off" approach?
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  -Taxpayers to own 72.5% of GM. Occam Bandage  May-29-09 09:23 AM   #0 
  - Wow. Maybe I will get a company owners discount. n/t  Bonhomme Richard   May-29-09 09:26 AM   #1 
  - lol..I was thinking the same thing!  Blue_Roses   May-29-09 11:35 AM   #21 
  - Yes, this is a solid move on the part of the administration  Oregone   May-29-09 10:00 AM   #2 
  - Which government program do you hope they run it like?  Egalitariat   May-29-09 10:13 AM   #4 
  - Well, to be honest...  Oregone   May-29-09 10:21 AM   #5 
  - The postal service is the only example I can think of in which a government-run enterprise  Occam Bandage   May-29-09 10:55 AM   #8 
     - Yeah, thats an important distinction to make...  Oregone   May-29-09 11:33 AM   #20 
  - Are they going to be forced to make it attractive, as well?  Kalyke   May-29-09 11:24 AM   #14 
  - Green cars look the way they do for a reason.  Occam Bandage   May-29-09 11:28 AM   #18 
  - Tons of green cars look different  Oregone   May-29-09 11:30 AM   #19 
  - How does a government run company  pnutbutr   May-29-09 11:40 AM   #23 
     - Itll be run by its executives, not the government. Its government owned.  Oregone   May-29-09 11:45 AM   #24 
  - The new VolksChevy.  kentuck   May-29-09 10:12 AM   #3 
  - Can I sell my share?  The2ndWheel   May-29-09 10:51 AM   #6 
  - Since you approve so whole-heartedly, what do you make of the stark difference in treatment of AIG,  Romulox   May-29-09 10:53 AM   #7 
  - The government also owns a majority stake in AIG, per the 2008 Bush bailout.  Occam Bandage   May-29-09 11:00 AM   #9 
     - Right. But no business plan deadline, no broken contracts, nothing comparable at AIG, GE, Citi.  Romulox   May-29-09 11:07 AM   #11 
        - Like I said, I'm glad the government is getting more hands-on with each bailout/intervention. nt  Occam Bandage   May-29-09 11:15 AM   #12 
           - I'll take that as a punt. nt  Romulox   May-29-09 11:22 AM   #13 
              - And I take ibuprofen for mild to moderate muscle soreness. nt  Occam Bandage   May-29-09 11:27 AM   #16 
  - I dibs Saturday for the company jet!  gratuitous   May-29-09 11:02 AM   #10 
  - How much say do we get in management?  librechik   May-29-09 11:26 AM   #15 
  - No details yet, but we will have a say in the makeup of the new board. nt  Occam Bandage   May-29-09 11:28 AM   #17 
  - It depends on how much "we want".  Oregone   May-29-09 11:36 AM   #22 
  - whoopee  pnutbutr   May-29-09 11:48 AM   #25 
 

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