American consumers already voted “no” on a marketplace “bail out” of domestic automakers when they stopped buying their cars at the current price level. Can’t imagine how the Big Three think they will endear themselves to consumers by taking their case to politicians to force taxpayers to pay full freight and then some, rather than lowering their prices.
Wouldn’t exactly make a very good Super Bowl ad, would it?
The most important thing to remember is the doom and gloom spin isn’t even true. There is a place in the economy for domestic-label cars. There is a loyal following for their high-quality products. (Disclosure: my driveway holds GM, Ford, and Honda vehicles.)
The problem is that currently, the price is too high. That’s all. So cut the doomsday rhetoric and politicians’ song and dance, guys. Lower your prices.