Enough already. The mythology of GM and Chrysler’s resurrection has transformed the automakers’ bailouts into the penultimate symbol of success for the Obama administration’s recovery efforts. If we throw enough money at a problem, we generally manage to come up with some sort of a solution. The repeated portrayal of this salvage operation as a recessionary heroic quest is deceptive and irresponsible, considering the potential for the new automakers to continue to burden the real heroes, the taxpayers who saved them.
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