Skip to comments.Michael Moore: GM's Bankruptcy Fills Me With Joy ( The Bullet Trains In 5 Years )
Posted on 06/01/2009 9:03:18 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
Filmmaker and leftist activist Michael Moore said the demise of General Motors filled him with joy Monday and then suggested the Obama administration launch into a massive socialization of U.S. industry to build green autos and bullet trains.
To pay for it all, he suggests a $2 per gallon federal tax.
Writing on The Daily Beast Web site, Moore said he was writing from Flint, Michigan, GMs birthplace, which he described as abandoned and emptied by the companys incompetence and eagerness for cheap labor.
Who among us wants $50 billion of our tax dollars thrown down the rat hole of still trying to save GM?, wrote Moore, who came to fame with a film, Roger & Me that mocked GMs management in the 1980s.
It refused to build automobiles that the public wanted, cars that got great gas mileage, were as safe as they could be, and were exceedingly comfortable to drive. Ohand that wouldn't start falling apart after two years. GM stubbornly fought environmental and safety regulations. Its executives arrogantly ignored the "inferior" Japanese and German cars, cars which would become the gold standard for automobile buyers, Moore wrote.
He then gives 10 suggestions for revamping the auto industry and the entire U.S. infrastructure.
First, he proposes taking the money being poured into GM to give laid off workers of all stripes jobs in a massive reindustrialization similar to the World War II effort.
Announce that we will have (My Note: The Shinkansen) bullet trains criss-crossing this country in the next five years. Japan is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its first bullet train this year.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
London to Paris: 186 mph, 2 hours and 25 minutes (from $98 at eurostar.com)
Comparable flight: 1 hour and 20 minutes on EasyJet, $30
Eurostar carries more passengers than all of the airlines combined on both routes out of London.
As if the airlines aren't in enough trouble financially..here comes competition.
And Moore's "suggestion in a hat" scenario:..."impose a $2 tax on every gallon of gasoline..." ah.. whatever happened to drilling and becoming energy independent of foreign oil, as well?
So it’s ok for Moore to want GM to fail......
GM: Its rise, fall and future (Founder was strongly anti-union)
Pretty sad that a fat nobody can try to act self righteous.
Take the damn bus fat@$$!
A $2 tax per gallon on gas? I wonder if Moore woud be as accepting of a $5 tax on each movie ticket and movie rental.
What is it with liberals’ fascination with light rail? You end up with transportation that runs on the same routes as cars and buses.
Face it—light rail exists because liberal snobs are too stuck up to ride a bus.
Bullet trains won’t work in a country as big as the U.S.A. We’re too spread out—cities and suburbs both. Airlines can make the trip in a more profitable manner.
I think Michael Moore is filled with something, but it doesn't look like Joy...it looks like lard.
Idiots made him rich and now he publicly states he is glad Americans are out of a job. I hope KOS and DU are proud.
If we are lucky Obama will take this fat fools advice.
It would be a real hoot to watch Moore’s publicity agent tried to load his lard ass into one of those new “smart” cars. LOL!
GM management wanted “cheap labor?” What a liar. I know someone who had a son who worked in transmissions at Gm - on the line and made way over $100,000 a year.
The UAW and liberalism killed GM. German and Japanese workers want to see their car companies succeed. UAW workers and union leaders just want to bleed the companies to death.
No way in hell I'd ride 165 mph in anything built by the UAW.
I predict that will indeed happen, and Americans will be paying $4 per gallon by July 4th and $8 by Election Day 2012.
poor dumb liberal..drink some more koolaid, then Maybe Michael Moore will make some sense.
And Japan is tiny. "Criss-crossing" 3,000 miles? good luck with that.
What is Lard Ass going to do when no one is allowed to sell a car big enough to carry him around anymore?
Moore in December '08: "A few weeks ago, I took my Chrysler in to the Chrysler dealer here in northern Michigan -- and the latest fixes cost me $1,400. The next day, the vehicle wouldn't start. When I got it going, the brake warning light came on. And on and on.
--Saving the Big 3 for You and Me. You might assume from this that I couldn't give a rat's ass about these miserably inept crapmobile makers down the road in Detroit city. But I do care. I care about the millions whose lives and livelihoods depend on these car companies. I care about the security and defense of this country because the world is running out of oil -- and when it runs out, the calamity and collapse that will take place will make the current recession/depression look like a Tommy Tune musical."
I'm pretty sure that Lard Ass is not even aware that Fly Over Country exists.
To paraphrase Dean Wormer: “Fat, ugly and stupid . . . “
Why does he remind me of a big hog?
I doubt it.
The fact that Moore claimed that he drives a Chrysler is pretty solid evidence that he does not.
If Moore claimed that the sun rises in the East, I would look for the sun to rise in the West tomorrow morning.
So here we are at the deathbed of General Motors. The company's body not yet cold, and I find myself filled with -- dare I say it -- joy. It is not the joy of revenge against a corporation that ruined my hometown and brought misery, divorce, alcoholism, homelessness, physical and mental debilitation, and drug addiction to the people I grew up with. Nor do I, obviously, claim any joy in knowing that 21,000 more GM workers will be told that they, too, are without a job--Michael Moore Mass E-Mails On The End Of The Company Whose Tower "Roger" Hid In
You kidding? He, and all of "our Betters", will be given some sort of (medical/ security/whatever) wavier, allowing them soome kind of four door, duce-and-a-quarterr land yacht. You may grin, but wait and see...
Like every other Democrat, Mr. Moore is a friend to the working man and woman only when they can do something for him. Beyond that, he holds them in contempt.
When will these fools who believe in and vote for the Democrat Party ever learn?
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Michael Moore has way too big a carbon foot print and the planet would be far better off if his fat carcass was immediately recycled.
How does someone that fat and stupid live so long?
I contend that it is one of life’s greatest tragedies that Michael Moore’s mother never made the acquaintance of the recently departed George Tiller.
The same senario will play out among illegals and the left - think Sierra Club and overpopulation and water supply, etc. etc.
I kinda like it . . .
I was listening to an '08 NPR Roundtable taping earlier when it was first announced that Bush would aid the carmakers with the iniatial offering $13.5 + $4 bil. NPR reported Bush agreed with most Democrats, that this loan, as they called 'it' then, needed to be done asap to save the jobs of the workers. There were just too jobs at stake to see the Auto Industry go down. This money would last 'til March '09 was the forecast, then it would be Obama's problem.
Michael Moore is even a more despicable POS than I thought him before, since he is happy to see people suffer unnecessarily. And deluded, too, if he believes socialist policies will achieve what he apparently hopes.
The Ted Kennedy-Satan reverse soul mortgage...
I’m sure it does fill him with joy.
Michigan is a liberal paradise: they had high unemployment during the boom years. :)
No, instead let's throw away $50 billion building bullet trains to nowhere. Moore must be living a wet dream these days - every day he wakes up we are closer and closer to becoming Cuba.
“Michael Moore: GM’s Bankruptcy Fills Me With Joy”
Now we know what makes a Communist happy.
"Fat, Drunk, and Stupid is no way to go through life, son."
I should have known that. I’ve said that about Teddy for years. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
I worry about the sinking value of the dollar, as oil prices are rising. Course his followers think Obama is moving mountains.
Welcome to Socialism!!!
The government owns Amtrak..ah how efficient is that, and how many crashes per year? That is a prior government financial scandal:
"....creative accounting to disguise its financial problems, hiding operating expenses as capital costs, as well as misled the public about its effectiveness and performance. Amtraks failure to secure more of the growing transportation market, coupled with high costs, poor management and abysmal productivity, result in a metaphorical gun held to the heads of American taxpayers: Continue to subsidize us or we will pull the trigger.
Created by an act of Congress in October 1970, Amtrak started as a federally chartered corporation authorized to operate virtually all intercity passenger routes in the United States. It was supposed to reverse over two decades of continuous operating deficits incurred by privately run passenger railroads. At the time, promising to be a profit-making enterprise, it was given $40 million in initial funding, along with $100 million in loan guarantees."
"With 30 years of failure under its belt, Amtrak has received nearly $25 billion in taxpayer dollars, with no prospect in sight of ever breaking even. Under the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997, Congress mandated the rail service to be self-sufficient by December 2002, or come up with a liquidation plan. But last year, Senate leaders blocked Amtrak from even doing a liquidation study of itself."
No one brings up Amtrack, as much as they should!