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Posted by mike on 2008/10/29 9:05:02 (1053) reads

The merger talks between GM and Chrysler took another odd turn - CNBC is reporting that the two companies have asked the U.S. Government for a $10 billion rescue package.

The government funding would include roughly $3 billion in exchange for preferred stock in the merged automaker, according to one of the sources, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

The U.S. Treasury Department is considering a request for direct aid to facilitate the merger and a decision could come this week, sources familiar with the still-developing government response said earlier on Monday.

An injection of $3 billion in equity to support a GM acquisition of Chrysler would be roughly equivalent to the current, depressed value of the top U.S. automaker.

It would also give U.S. taxpayers a large stake in the turnaround of a struggling auto industry that employs over 350,000 American workers and is credited with supporting employment for another 4.5 million in related fields.

Wow.

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chandler
Posted: 2009/5/26 3:13  Updated: 2009/5/26 3:13
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mkaresh
Posted: 2008/10/29 19:16  Updated: 2008/10/29 19:16
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Can't seem to find anyone in favor of this.

The largest shock for me, though, was hearing today that GM is stopping nearly all work on future products. Stupid unless they expect to die.

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Tvshooter
Posted: 2008/10/29 18:44  Updated: 2008/10/29 18:44
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This is just a lose lose situation. We bail GM and Chrysler out, they layoff American Workers. We let them Fail we lose American Jobs! If the tax payers are to bail out GM and Chrysler, they should be forced bring back jobs they shipped to foreign markets to save money! Here is a simple concept the government might consider, the more higher paying American Jobs we have, that would increase the amount money they can waste!

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Ingela
Posted: 2008/10/29 18:21  Updated: 2008/10/29 18:21
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It's good to be big.

Little companies go under everyday, with ugly threats from the IRS, and creditors.

It's sad that taxpayers have to pay for their mistakes, and the key word is mistakes!
It's not like they havenít experienced any of these situations before, gas prices, competition from foreign car makers etc.

I donít mind us saving them as much as I mind saving Wall Streetís corrupt.

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Posted: 2008/10/29 15:19  Updated: 2008/10/29 15:19
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What a joke! Another failed company asking for a handout from tax payers. And to do what? Buy another failed company!! This is ridiculous! Until we just let these companies fail they will continue to conduct bad business practice and then ask for more and more money in bail outs. They basically have this country by the short and hair. At some point we just need to cut our losses and let them fail, most of the employees are union and will get paid 80% or more of their current pay when they get laid off anyway. Although if Obama gets elected we'll be a socialist country anyway so what does it matter.
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