...fiberglass doesn’t rust.
What are you trying to tell us BlueBee?
It is abundantly clear to everyone that Cadillac will never meet Obama's new CAFE mandated fuel economy standards. This leaves Government Motors open to intimidation by a "protection" racketeering scheme run by the very federal government meant to protect both us and Government Motors. What is Government Motors planning to do to save fuel, reintroduce the Cadillac Allanté? The Allanté's body was built in Pininfarina, Italy out of lightweight fiberglass and flown 50 something at a time to Detroit, Michigan in a fuel gulping Boeing 747. Won't Al Gore be pleased? According to the unvarying laws of physics, the only way to save gasoline is to make cars much smaller, ever lighter, and more underpowered.
By taking the bailout money Obama trapped both Crisis and Government Motors in a Mafia style protection racket. This is a scheme where the government on the quite promises to OVER LOOK certain (let's say EPA, OSHA, or CAFE) rules violations in exchange for Government and Crisis Motors hiring Obama's "nephew" to a no show job. Some of you may remember Vito Cordelone in The God Father being dismissed by his foster father because the local Don or "man of honor" insisted that his own "nephew" be given Vito’s job Well the nephew in this case is any government policy or program that the government wishes to implement but that the voters oppose. Think of it as a salesman forcing his foot in the door or a camel getting his head under the tent. Who gets harmed by this? Every Ford Motor Corporation employee, the employees and owners of the Ford sales and service structure, every employee of every company that supplies parts to Ford, as well as every Sun Belt employee of every foreign auto makers. Never mind all the evil greedy little old lady school teachers and their union pension fund as well as every member of the general motoring public.
With the visible government in Washington D.C. it works the same way. Some large corporation or corrupt union crawls into bed with the executive or legislative branch of government. Then after the deed is done, that business or union is offered a special tax deal, or other favors in exchange for backing some pet program that the respective branch(s) of government wants enacted. In the underworld this is sometimes called "fire insurance." The part that is left unsaid is that, "If you don't want your business to burn to the ground, pay me so that you can be sure that you don't have a devastating fire while your asleep." In the same way the push by certain corporations and their respective unions to pass Cap and Trade or Climate Change legislation is driven by big business' or big labor's desire to have the Federal Government do the dirty work of shearing the sheep for them and then passing their share of the vig up or down the line like mobsters Big Paul" Castellano and John Gotti did. The EPA or what ever other government agency that comes to mind acts as the "enforcer," a strong but unsophisticated brute, used to beat up or break the legs of those citizens or business who resist the government’s iron embrace.
You can see this in action at least as far back as the Kennedy Administration when the steel industry under pressure from the new president signed a contract with the steel workers union that caused steel prices to skyrocket. Do you want to know how high steel workers’ pay shot up? My dentist sold his dental practice and started punching a time card at a steel mill in Birmingham, that’s how high steel workers pay went up. The President in conspiracy with his brother, the United States Attorney General conspired to allow the steel industry to violate the anti-trust laws by fixing the price of scrap metal while raising freight rates to drive every independent scrap dealer out of business, provided that is that the steel industry resend their price increases. The President called it "Jaw Boning." For those of you who don't get out much, the weapon that Sampson (the wild, un-shaven, strong man in the Bible) used to kill thousands of Philistines was the jaw bone of an ass. Wow, how’s that for a coincidence? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jawboning