March 02, 2009

Obama Adminstration Knows Autos Better Then Detroit

Rahm Emaunel knows more about running an automotive company then the companies that have been doing for close to 100 year on average.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Sunday the plight of General Motors Corp. is a wakeup call to America that signals the need to increase energy independence and overhaul the nation's health care system.

He knows the automotive industry so well that he points out what they have done "wrong"

Emanuel, a former Democratic congressman, said GM pursued a strategy over the past 20 to 30 years that left the biggest U.S. automaker in an unfortunate position. The company relied on sales of gas guzzlers

Forcing people to buy vehiclesBuilding vehicles that people wanted to buy ...

never invested in alternative energy cars

Chevy Volt, Ford Escape Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Saturn Vue Hybrid, Chevy Malibu Hybrid, Dodge Sprinter (electric van), just to name a few. GM is also the only one to be bringing out a viable electric vehicle (Volt). And all the while paying for it on their own, unlike the Japanese companies who were given money for their hybrid technology (as well as stealing part of it)

instituted an outdated health care program that hurt the company, he said.

Outdated health care program? I guess giving your employees good health care is no longer chic.

The American Auto Industry, Obama adminstration's whipping boy.

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 2, 2009 10:46 AM | TrackBack

Those smug bungholes make me sick.

Posted by: Pam at March 2, 2009 11:19 AM

If any of these clowns had ever run a successful business, I'd be more eager to take their advice.

Posted by: Harvey at March 5, 2009 03:01 AM