Bailout Watch 292: The White House Uses the "I" Word

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
bailout watch 292 the white house uses the i word

“If we’re going to use taxpayer financing to assist the automakers, all stakeholders are going to have to come to the table and be willing to show that they are capable and willing to make really tough decisions about the way forward,” White House Spokesperson Dana Perino said today. “We’re not going to be rushed into it just because there’s pressure from the media… on us to do something rash.” Yeah, hurry up and do something rash, will ya? “We need them to become viable, competitive firms in the future. And in order to do that, concessions are going to have to be made by stakeholders.” Not to mention everything else.

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