Do the Big 3 need a wittle bailout? Huhhhh? Poor wittle babies. A decade of greed has caught up to you, and now we have to pay for your overpaid, under-talented union shops. Guess what? I'm buying Japanese next year!! BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! You're just a bunch of squatters with lots of really shitty products.
I've hung in there with you guys for all these years. I've owned four Chevys and two Fords throughout my life. In fact, my current vehicles are a 1994 Chevy K1500 and a fully loaded 1994 Ford Taurus. Both are ugly mother fuckers with a combined 300,000 miles but are bought and paid for, and I know how to keep them running (haven't visited a mechanic in over a decade). Next year I plan to purchase "new" vehicles, either used over the Internet or brand spanking new off the lot. And my new vehicles won't have much of anything to do with Michigan.
See, when you loser CEOs flew to DC in your corporate jets asking for my money, you sold your soul to the devil. Instead of actually earning your obscene over-the-top salaries by driving your respective companies into the future, you chose to drive them into the ground. All you have been doing is focusing on short-term profits, completely ignoring long-term business planning and proper risk management. Where are those short-term profits now? Oops. Meanwhile, the Japanese tooled up, have been building products that people actually want (wow! what a concept!) and are kicking your butts up and down Auto Row. So, naturally, smart people like me are infuriated over this potential bail-out, but we're not surprised. Because losers are all too predictable: when the shit hits the fan, the losers hit up the taxpayers.
Toyota, Honda, and Nissan have been rubbing your faces deep in shit since the 1980s. When you cut off major funding for your electric car and other advanced programs (e.g., EV1), the Japanese were just getting started. They diversified while you placed your entire bet into one market; trucks and SUVs. And even though the Prius is a big fucking scam, there are lots of customers who want it anyway. The Prius makes them feel good. Toyota is exploiting that. You know what that's called? Really good business!! Do you realize that your short-term SUV greed has put you 10 years in the hole behind Japanese technology? Their hybrids and compacts are way better than the garbage you're trying to pump out. And it was only a matter of time before the Japanese would capture a significant share of the US truck market. You couldn't even fend that off!! Ha! You've now lost over 25% market share in the one market you hedged your entire bet on!! Losers!! And look at you now. Sold your punk asses to the devil.
You should use some of that bail-out money to buy land. You're gonna need a lot of it to store all your worthless crap nobody wants to buy. Chevrolet Volt!! Please!! I can't hold back the laughter!!!
Well, I love my country, but I aint' buying American simply for the sake of buying American. I buy from those companies that actually deserve and earn my patronage. I hear my brothers and sisters down in the South build a pretty mean Japanese machine!! Well, you got my business. And you earned the profit, Japan.
Behold, my purchases next year will include a full-size Acura sedan and the Toyota Tundra. I've been planning for a long time, and I can't wait!!! I choose not to participate in this recession, and that includes propping up companies that don't deserve it.