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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:49 PM
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Column: Thank goodness Obama was at the wheel to save the Big Three in 2009
If some of the latest thinking in physics is correct, there very well could be an alternative universe in which the federal government did not step in to rescue General Motors and Chrysler after the 2008 financial collapse.

Perhaps, in that alternative universe, Alternative Barack Obama lost the 2008 election to Alternative John McCain. Or, maybe, Alternative Obama simply chickened out of forceful intervention to rescue two-thirds of the Alternative Detroit Three.

Whatever the reason for the inaction, we can all be glad were not living in Alternative Michigan where the Renaissance Center in the Alternative Detroit, the GM Tech Center in Alternative Warren, and Chryslers headquarters in Alternative Auburn Hills are vacant and a lot of factories have gone idle. Such a place is bound to have unemployment that rivals or exceeds levels seen during the Great Depression. It also is, no doubt, a powder keg for social unrest as mass joblessness and despair take their toll on the social fabric of the entire state.

Yep. Alternative Michigan has to be a pretty awful place to be right now. Theyre livin in Mad Max times. So its perplexing that all the major Republican presidential candidates are on record as saying the auto rescue was a mistake. What theyre really saying is that the dystopian situation of Alternative Michigan is exactly what our Michigan should be facing right now.

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