Assuming that we cannot, economically, endure the demise of the Detroit automakers and must bail them out to preserve millions of direct and downstream jobs, shouldn't we be insisting that something be done about the causes of their economic failures so that we're not faced with the very same problem two to three years from now?
If so, the first problem to address is the economic strangle-hold unions have on these automakers.
What is the chance Democrats in Congress will consider such action?
Instead they will attempt to pass The Employee Free Choice Act
that hideously misnamed piece of legislation which will do away with a worker's right to a secret ballot election on union representation, and which, aided by intimidation tactics, will ensure that the Southern automakers are unionized and the only healthy car maufactures in this country are brought to the same ruin as The Big Three.
Even George McGovern opposes it.
(PE Obama supports it by the way)