Buying Cars without Getting to Drive
Please do not bailout the American car companies like GM, Chrysler, and Ford. They are failing at their businesses for quite natural and capitalistic reasons: they make bad cars. It's not because of the economy, it's because they have been to slow and reluctant to adopt better gas mileage and gas-free cars like Toyota and Honda have been doing for years.
They should not be rewarded with free tax dollars because they cannot please their customers. If GM had released the EV-1, an actual ELECTRIC CAR that all of its drivers LOVED, back in 2000 instead of DESTROYING them, perhaps they'd have better luck with their business. Since they favored the oil companies more than their customers, they deserve to go bankrupt. GM, Chrysler, and Ford must either re-organize, in order to serve their customers (and shareholders) better, or liquidate so that their productive assets can be better used by other firms to better meet consumer desires. That's the principle of capitalism and a free market.
Giving tax money to companies that are failing is the worst kind of socialism. Please do not extend the bailout to car companies.
Tell your representatives to say no to corporate bailouts!