Hope And Change For The Car Dealers

Where is the hope and change they voted for?

Evidently 25% of the car dealerships in this country will be hoping for a paychek and changing the work they do. The government has taken over General Motors and Chrysler and now Obama has car company CEO as part of his resume. But it appears as if some of the closings were based on politics.

Say it isn’t so.

There was an earlier report that many stations that were owned by Republicans were closed down and those that contributed to Obama were spared. I don’t know how one would prove that without a direct admission because there are many variables. Small businesses are more likely to be owned by Republicans and there are geographic considerations that play into the mix.

But were politics involved?

Gretchen Carlson of Fox News Channel’s show Fox and Friends is telling about her parents who owned a GM dealership and were sent a pink slip. There were evidently criteria as to how a dealership was selected but those were not explained. Since the dealership made 103% of target then sales must not have been one of them.

But Big Dog, this does not mean politics were involved. Are you trying to say that because she is on Fox her parents were targeted?

Though I would not put it past this administration, I do not think they were targeted because of Gretchen. It is possible and that would certainly fit the profile of a Chicago thug politician and Obama is certainly one of those. But there was some reason and politics certainly played into it.

You see, another dealership in the area was closed int he first round of closings and it was evidently a dealership that was not doing as well as the one owned by Carlson’s parents.

“Many, they all had a meeting yesterday in the state of Minnesota, but here is the ironic thing – there was a dealership that was closed in the first round in the metro area of Minneapolis. That person was able to get a meeting with GM executives last week for an hour and a half. And lo and behold Monday night, that dealership is back in business. Now you tell me this isn’t about who you know and who you can speak to.”

The article goes on to say:

According to the Jun 9 Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., intervened in the shutdown of a dealership outside of Minneapolis – Bloomington Buick Pontiac GMC, owned by Paul Walser. Following her involvement, GM had reversed it decision and determined the dealership would remain open. News Busters

So a person with political connections has a Senator intervene and presto, the dealership is allowed to reopen. And let us not forget that Barney Fwank made a call to GM about a parts warehouse in his district that was scheduled to close. It was removed from the chopping block.

Politics plays a big part in this decision. I know some who will say how wonderful that is but if they want the companies to be profitable again then the business decisions need to be made based on business circumstances and not on how many votes it will get.

I wonder how many of the people who owned dealerships that were closed voted for Barack Obama. Is this the hope and change you thought you were going to get?

If you voted for him and were shut down then you deserve it because you were warned about him. You are getting what you asked for so quit crying.

Those of you who did not vote for him and were shut down without cause, now you understand that any government big enough to give you something (a bailout to keep your parent company afloat) is big enough to take it away.

Change you can believe in.

Unbelievable.

Big Dog

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One Response to “Hope And Change For The Car Dealers”

  1. Blake says:

    I think that what bothers me the most is that all of these dealers have to buy these cars- they do not get them on consignment- so for the company to tell the dealerships they have to sell them back to the company, and not only that, but the company charges the dealers $350 dollars per car to take them back.
    Then the dealers are left with an empty lot- and I have no clue how these dealers can hurt GM or Chrysler by staying open- if I were them , i would sell Russian Ladas- they will be every bit as good as what comes out of government motors.

    Why is there a rear window defroster on a Chrysler? So you can keep your hands warm while you are pushing it home.