You heard me. I’ve been thinking this for some time now, and though I don’t buy new cars anyway, at least at this point in my life, even if I were in the market, I’d immediately rule out GMs and Chryslers, and I’d consider myself a patriot for doing so. If GM and Chrysler can take government money, they don’t need mine.
My wife just told me that family members had taken the same position–and they are in the market for a car. Good for them. If every American took this position, we’d force the automakers into bankruptcy, which is where they ought to have gone in the first place. The Bush/Obama administration screwed up royally by injecting government into the auto industry, and I will not reward these companies for taking government money.