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Ex-President George W. Bush tells auto dealers he'd bail out automakers again
Detroit Free Press - LINK ONLY | 02/07/2012 | Alisa Priddle

Posted on 02/07/2012 12:22:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

Ex-President George W. Bush tells auto dealers he'd bail out automakers again




TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: automakers; bailouts; bush; bush43; detroit; michigan
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1 posted on 02/07/2012 12:22:58 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
The Elites: all members of the same club.

GWB - why don't you just shuffle off to obscurity?

3 posted on 02/07/2012 12:25:20 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto

Consider:

Do you think Mitt Romney won’t do the same thing?

Of course he would.


4 posted on 02/07/2012 12:27:20 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd
Consider: Do you think Mitt Romney won’t do the same thing? Of course he would.

My sentiments, exactly...

5 posted on 02/07/2012 12:29:26 PM PST by Barney59 ("It's not that liberals are stupid, it's just that they know so much that isn't true." - RR)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Between GWB and Zero, the US Taxpayers have given the US Automotive companies $102.4 Billion in bail-out money.

Now, if htey can’t get thier act together, it sounds like the US Gov’t will just give them more. ... some incentive to do the ‘right thing’, huh? It’s almost as if this money was Monopoly money to these jerks ...


6 posted on 02/07/2012 12:31:34 PM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Stupidest quote by any POTUS in history.

Bush: “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system”

Completely sums up his presidency and he enabled Obozo to turbo-charge it.

Progressives have infected our country from all sides...


8 posted on 02/07/2012 12:34:31 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I believe the auto industry had to pay that money back.....

I want to see a comparison with what Reagan did with the S&l bailout

I would rather see a discusion of real facts than the Jr High stuff we now see on these threads where we learn what? That so and so really hated/ hates Bush and thinks all politicians are the same


9 posted on 02/07/2012 12:35:06 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Ex-President George W. Bush tells auto dealers he’d bail out automakers again”

Does stupidity know no bounds?

Hundreds of billions of dollars, and do we have competitive automakers? No.

GWB stated in one state of the union speech that “Victory in afghanistan and iraq would not be like those of our fathers and grandfathers” (He was right about that) but after Trillions of dollars, Do we have democracy or Islamic-states-in-waiting?

GWB and Obama gave banks $Trillions. Have we fixed our financial problems?

GWB-Obama are the worst pair of presidents ever. For democracy, for freedom, for prosperity.


10 posted on 02/07/2012 12:39:20 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: woofie
The bailout has not been paid back.

But Obama appreciates your vote.
11 posted on 02/07/2012 12:39:41 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: RFEngineer

GWB is one of the main reasons for Obama.

What a horrible waste of a presidency.


12 posted on 02/07/2012 12:40:24 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: bkopto

Friends in Brazil say politics is “same pile of shite, different flys”.


13 posted on 02/07/2012 12:42:59 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Yours is the kind of juvenile response I am sick of .....Can you name a source for your contention that it was not paid back and Obama has not and will not ever get my vote unlike the many freepers who will vote for him by not voting for whoever is his opposition

But of course they are the REAL conservatives


14 posted on 02/07/2012 12:45:13 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ancient Egypt had their 10 Plagues(sp?), The US had:
The Kennedys
The Clintons
The Obamas
The Bushes(2)
The Roosevelts
Wilson


15 posted on 02/07/2012 12:46:29 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“What a horrible waste of a presidency.”

DHS/Patriot Act is the biggest thing I can never forgive him for.

That’s saying something when you have more than one Trillion dollar mistake to choose from.


16 posted on 02/07/2012 12:48:01 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: woofie
I believe the auto industry had to pay that money back.....
 
 
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You believe WRONG.
 

Grassley Slams GM, Administration Over Loans Repaid With Bailout ...

www.foxnews.com/.../grassley-slams-gm-administration-loans-repaid...Cached - Similar
Apr 22, 2010 – GM announced Wednesday that it had paid back the $8.1 billion in loans it received from the U.S. and Canadian governments. Of that, $6.7 ...

The truth behind Chrysler's fake auto bailout pay back | Conn Carroll ...

washingtonexaminer.com/.../truth-behind-chrysler-s-fake-auto-bailou...Cached
May 24, 2011 – The truth behind Chrysler's fake auto bailout pay back ... significant step in the revival of the company, the smallest of the Detroit automakers.” ...
 
More. Much more.....


17 posted on 02/07/2012 12:48:09 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t think the headline accurately reflects what he said.

He didn’t say he would give them another bailout in the future.

He meant that he didn’t regret the bailout, and he’d do it all over again given the same circumstances.

That is, he would do the first bailout again.


18 posted on 02/07/2012 12:53:16 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: bkopto
The Elites: all members of the same club.

They've sworn allegiance to the GSA -- Goldman Sachs of America.

19 posted on 02/07/2012 12:54:06 PM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: bkopto

Amen to that!


20 posted on 02/07/2012 12:55:16 PM PST by Jean2
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To: Responsibility2nd
Do you think Mitt Romney won’t do the same thing?

Only when Mitt Romney does it, it will look like it is on steriods.
21 posted on 02/07/2012 12:58:24 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Responsibility2nd
In many lifetimes people will never figure it out. It is not the two parties, one better than the next, it's the whole pie folks. They are all scum.

When and if that light goes off in your head, you might help make a difference in the future. Not as much fun as throwing mud, but not being a tool for criminals is clean living.

22 posted on 02/07/2012 12:58:38 PM PST by Afronaut (It's 1984)
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To: RFEngineer

in retrospect - GWB’s second term was probably the worst 4 years of a presidency I can ever imagine aside from obama.


23 posted on 02/07/2012 12:59:01 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Screw our grandkids, let’s party!


24 posted on 02/07/2012 12:59:54 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: woofie
I want to see a comparison with what Reagan did with the S&l bailout

I don't care who did it or when or for what.

It was just plain wrong.

This is what bankruptcy is for, otherwise, Congress needs to pass laws forcing the Feds to loan zero-interest money to the common taxpayer when they are in financial trouble, can't pay their taxes, or their bills.
25 posted on 02/07/2012 1:00:53 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Responsibility2nd

Good Grief George! haven’t you done enough damage to the party and the country??? Just go the hell away. Please. I’m sorry I ever supported you.


26 posted on 02/07/2012 1:01:05 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Ex-President George W. Bush tells auto dealers he’d bail out automakers again”

Which is why we are so glad there is an “Ex-” in front of your title, Jorge.


27 posted on 02/07/2012 1:01:23 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: mkjessup

Statements like these are the reason Goofy was sitting at 32% approval when he left....and the reason we have Obama today.


28 posted on 02/07/2012 1:02:13 PM PST by hcmama
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well how the hell else were they going to nationalize everything!? Next, tax the energy suppliers into oblivion and cry “crisis”. Bet you’ll see the drilling start then.


29 posted on 02/07/2012 1:02:55 PM PST by poobear
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To: bkopto; flaglady47; mickie; surfer; seekthetruth; Chigirl 26
OMG....if GW comes out of his shell between now and election WE"LL LOSE!

All we need is for him to be a huge target for Obama and the Dems during the pre-election campaign. His very presence in the public eye will trigger a reprise of these past years where Bush was the whipping boy for everything from Gitmo to Hurricane Katrina to the Battle of Waterloo.

What a rallying point he will present to the enemy if he treads the political boards again.

Will his ego push him front and center during these critical months leading up to November?

What will he do now that there's no trees to chop and underbrush to clear away to keep him busy?

I don't even want to think about this.....gloom.

Leni

30 posted on 02/07/2012 1:03:15 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: X-spurt
"Friends in Brazil say politics is “same pile of shite, different flys”."

Exactly!

31 posted on 02/07/2012 1:03:37 PM PST by kcvl
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To: woofie

He had no such right under the Constitution. You remember that document, right? The one that’s supposed to tell the federal government what it can and cannot do? Ring a bell?


32 posted on 02/07/2012 1:03:53 PM PST by thesharkboy (poet, know it.)
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To: woofie
I would rather see a discusion of real facts than the Jr High stuff we now see on these threads where we learn what? That so and so really hated/ hates Bush and thinks all politicians are the same

I smell some arrogant elitism creeping through your words. Should interact like, "all things considered"? It is healthy for Freepers to vent and express their frustrations. Most postings are conversational in a way that would be similar to a group sitting in a bar chatting back and forth.

What Bush did was wholly unconstitutional. Please read what Mark Levin has written about Bush violating the Constitution when he carried out the bailout. Levin is a Constitutional expert. He was quite informative in describing how Bush was wrong.

Freepers have a good reason to be pi**ed at Bush for never fighting back against attacks and vastly expanding the power of the State (Medicare Part-D, No Child Left Behind, Bailouts, hardly ever vetoing any bills) He signed the CFR bill painfully knowing it was unconstitutional.

Bush's best achievements were taking the War to the enemy. Domestically he had strong Statist tendencies.

33 posted on 02/07/2012 1:04:22 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How quickly we forget that Reagan did the same for Chrysler in the 80’s. The diff. was that the loan went to jump start the company that had new models coming on line. The loan was NOT to replenish union coffers like obama did to get campaign money come this election. Further, president Bush would not have told the preferred bond holders, who were the first creditors in line, to fly a kite like obama did. Finally, when obama took office he closed the dealerships who had a track record of supporting Republican presidents. Again, I doubt that President Bush would have done this against dealers who support dems.


34 posted on 02/07/2012 1:04:31 PM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: bkopto

Like an old marriage, You’ve had it, tried it, and don’t want it anymore.


35 posted on 02/07/2012 1:04:41 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: woofie
Yours is the kind of juvenile response I am sick of .....Can you name a source for your contention that it was not paid back and Obama has not and will not ever get my vote unlike the many freepers who will vote for him by not voting for whoever is his opposition

Count me as one of those who refuses to vote for Obama's Opposition if it is another liberal like Mitt Romney.

AND you can stuff your assertion that I will be the reason Obama get's elected.

No, it will be faux conservatives and conservatives who willingly give up their principles at the first stiff win and the propaganda that only a moderate Liberal like Mitt Romney can win.

You can blame yourself and others like you for cowardly giving up and not holding the line if Romney is the nominee and Obama wins.
36 posted on 02/07/2012 1:05:16 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Responsibility2nd

Do I miss Bush-NO!


37 posted on 02/07/2012 1:06:05 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Son-Joshua
How quickly we forget that Reagan did the same for Chrysler in the 80’s.

That was wrong, too. Government should not save companies from their own bad decisions.

38 posted on 02/07/2012 1:06:05 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SoConPubbie; woofie

And there is a big difference betwen the S&L bailout and the Automaker balouts.

2 big differences actually.

1. Billions of dollars were spent by Bush and Obama.
2. The S&L industry was allowed to FAIL.


39 posted on 02/07/2012 1:06:19 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: ltc8k6

Well that context is just as bad.


40 posted on 02/07/2012 1:06:28 PM PST by hcmama
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To: woofie
There were a bunch of bondholders who were totally screwed and never got anything "paid back."

When a company is allowed to welch on legal debts, reorganizes, issues "new" stock and goes on about its business without any obligation, that is called bankruptcy. Only the liars in Washington including Bush could ask you to believe otherwise.

41 posted on 02/07/2012 1:09:37 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: MinuteGal; bkopto; flaglady47; mickie; seekthetruth; Chigirl 26

One could argue that is exactly what he is doing...

Progressive is as progressive does!!!


42 posted on 02/07/2012 1:10:43 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

That decision by Obozo undermined the very core of contract law in our country.

There is absolutely no reason for anyone to honor signed contracts after that move.


43 posted on 02/07/2012 1:12:38 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: GlockThe Vote
It began with that bizarre inauguration speech, and went further off the rails from there. Some of it was Rove's incompetent advice but it was Bush's call all the way. Yeah, a very bad four years.
44 posted on 02/07/2012 1:13:30 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: dfwgator; Son-Joshua

Reagan DID NOT do the same thing for Chrysler.

Get your facts straight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Chrysler


45 posted on 02/07/2012 1:13:56 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: hinckley buzzard

I knew our goose was cooked when GWB gave the I am going to spend my political capital” speech and the first thing he did in February 2005 was try to ram amnesty through.

It went downhill from there. I see GWB on the TV and am disgusted by the sight of him.


46 posted on 02/07/2012 1:17:09 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Well then he hasn't learned a damn thing since September 2008 about the nature of the world.

I liked Dubya, voted for him twice, and he was better than the alternative!

The same will be said about the 2012 election...I'm voting Republican, because voting for a second Obama term is unthinkable.

And I don't care how much you guys tell me there isn't a difference between the two "establishment" parties. There is.

47 posted on 02/07/2012 1:20:38 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: RFEngineer

“Ex-President George W. Bush tells auto dealers he’d bail out automakers again” Does stupidity know no bounds? Hundreds of billions of dollars, and do we have competitive automakers? No. GWB stated in one state of the union speech that “Victory in afghanistan and iraq would not be like those of our fathers and grandfathers” (He was right about that) but after Trillions of dollars, Do we have democracy or Islamic-states-in-waiting? GWB and Obama gave banks $Trillions. Have we fixed our financial problems? GWB-Obama are the worst pair of presidents ever. For democracy, for freedom, for prosperity.”

Don’t forget the billions of taxpayer dollars he “pledged” to Africa to fight AIDs, as though it were his own money.

Bush + boondoggles = fleeced taxpayers


48 posted on 02/07/2012 1:22:26 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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49 posted on 02/07/2012 1:25:37 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This is why there will NEVER be another bush that will win a national election... the family is a rotten to the core socialist cabal... recently adopting bill “the bent one” clintoon. May the fleas of a thousand camels infect their loins.

LLS

50 posted on 02/07/2012 1:27:17 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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