Crony capitalism is deep in the DNA of both major parties. Republicans do it. Democrats do it. This is a case in point.
GM is a cronyism vortex. The closer one gets to the company the stronger the crony force is. Taxpayer dollars disappear into it and are gone forever. Common sense too. The free market and genuine innovation? They long ago passed over the event horizon.
You want change? You want “revolution”? Well you are looking at it baby. You think the Internet changed things? Well between fracking, robotics, and 3D printing hold onto your virtual hat. Things are about to get even weirder. (In the good sense.That is unless the robots become our overlords. That would be terrible.)
The unions are gonna LOVE this.
A real solution is possible, but there is a “road block” to getting there.
We are all for innovation. We are all for non-gasoline vehicles which are ready for the market. The Toyota Prius is a great example of a car which makes sense from a business perspective.
Tesla is not as clear cut. I’ve looked at the Tesla S first hand and it is an impressive auto. 0-60 in 4 seconds with no gear shifts is pretty cool. The price relative to other cars with similar levels of performance is competitive.
The one city where Americans on average can? Washington DC!
Why in the world can’t I go to Toyota.com, pick out a new car, customize it, do the financing if need be, and then have it delivered to me in a couple of days? It would save me time, money, and hassle.
I have to admit, I once bought a new car. I was in my mid-20s. I had no children. I still didn’t know the fun of a mortgage. The car was blisteringly fast and I like cars which go fast. So I bought one fresh and new. I shouldn’t have.
Basically Chrysler should be JEEP. An that’s about it. Maybe the Ram Trucks brand too. That’s all Fiat wants and it’s all the world wants.