Is Ron Bloom Coming or Going?

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

The Detroit News can’t seem to decide. On the one hand, they say, “the White House next month will name its top auto adviser to oversee an effort to boost the sagging manufacturing sector.” On the other hand, they quote White House spokesfolks as saying, “Ron Bloom is doing a great job on the auto task force. There are no plans to shut down or repurpose the auto task force, and we expect Ron to continue to do a great job.” So what happened to rumors that the Presidential Task Force On Autos (PTFOA) will be gone by September? The DetN is too worked up about the bright future of US “manufacturing policy” to care. And with GM and Chrysler out of bankruptcy court, one has to assume that the focus will be shifting away from the auto industry. At least until the next bailout.

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