Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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The sooner folks quit looking at "what the Big Three DID" and "how the Big Three WAS" and "what the CEOs of the Big Three DO" and start realizing that we as a nation need to look at the FORWARD needs of the Big Three the quicker this country will move its economy forward.
What I mean by this is very simple. The 750,000 DIRECT jobs and the 1.5 MILLION Secondary jobs and the untold Tertiary jobs and revenue impact depend on what we do with the CURRENT BIG THREE's mass and infrastructure.
Screw the past actions, those can be quickly changed with management changes, contract changes and outside input. Keep your eyes on the ball. And the ball is keeping this mass of workers and infrastructure in place and paying taxes and building revenue and GDP instead of drawing unemployment, draining city, state and federal budgets and reducing GDP.
The ENTIRE FOCUS is on the NOW, not the past, not the jets, not the salaries of the CEOs. This country cannot afford for this manufacturing sector to fail. The cost will be exponentially higher than the $25 [or even $50] Billion necessary to stabilize it. THAT IS THE ONLY IMPORTANT FACTOR. Everything else is simply political bullshit, used to obfuscate the issue.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.