Wednesday, June 3, 2009

GM, Chrysler defend closing dealers

Are they kidding? Do those dealers really think we believe that they did not see that their cheese had been moved? And not just once, but several times.

Why do we live in denial? Is it simply easier to believe that things will just go away?

GM and Chrysler are in a desperate fight for their very survival. Yes, jobs are going to be lost and dealerships must close. I am not going to pretend to understand the intricacies of car buying and selling, though I have bought at least 3 in my lifetime. I do understand that the government has taken over ownership essentially of the greatest American auto dealer. Only prudent cutbacks can help them now - the bankruptcy was the first step - more bailout the second and now dealership closings the third.

There are WIA funds available to retrain those who will lose their jobs or who become underemployed. It is not the best situation, clearly, but it is the best scenario we have at this time.

Please read this story as posted on the AP just hours ago:

The cheese has moved and will likely be moved again several times before this is over. Let's suck up and deal with it already!

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