GM Shrugged

The State of Michigan is facing an imminent government shutdown because of an economic crisis. In recent years General Motors has been forced to lay people off and shut down factories because the commie UAW has done their best to restrict GM from responding to new market challenges by the usual means such as lowering wages to make their cars more economical. As a result Michigan’s unemployment rate has skyrocketed and the populace has been fleeing to other states in droves. Governor Granholm thinks the solution to this crisis is to raise taxes (as if that’s going to make businesses and individuals want to come back to Michigan). The Michigan Legislature has balked at her proposal to take over the Galactical Trade Federation and now a government shutdown looms. Excellent!

People say the most asinine things. On the LSJ forums someone actually posted that GM should “share the wealth.” If I were the King of GM and one of my executives suggested “sharing the wealth” I would kick his head off! What does “share the wealth” even mean? That if the business is losing money they should continue to do so without taking sensible measures and then continue business-as-usual until what, until all their money is gone and the business has died? If an economic idea can be likened to a disease I would call that one AIDS.

6 Responses to “GM Shrugged”

  1. Mexigogue says:

    Can I borrow a feeeeeling?

  2. Mexigogue says:

    Ok, somebody just told me that if the government shuts down then alcohol distribution will cease. Time to go to Texas!

  3. Put your hand in my glove of love!!!

  4. Phelps says:

    There are some good old boys who will make sure that the booze never stops flowing.

  5. mexi says:

    I’m counting on that. I’m also waiting for the state to dissolve into anarchy which will just be the transitionary stage to the competing warlords and feifdoms.

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