He wants Chrysler to merge with an Italian automaker because - get this - it's 'too small.' Obama's 1000 times better than Bush, but can't we get a President who realizes if companies are 'too big to fail,' they're also too big to exist? Over the next few years, we, as a country, need to force any company that's 'too big to fail' to break up into several, smaller pieces. We can't let our economy be at the mercy of companies like Citigroup and AIG ever again. One company's bad and selfish decisions shouldn't threaten the disintegration of our economic security.
The auto companies are already too big. GM and Ford are truly massive companies - and even Chrysler's Dodge unit was one of the three or four biggest selling car manufacturers just a few years ago, when trucks were still in style. In the end, Chrysler may be the car company that this country has to let go, because their reliability is way down from the other American (and foreign) companies), making it a tough sell to sell any of their vehicles. Plus, let's face it, their new ownership hasn't proven particularly effective. So if it must die, it must die. However, we shouldn't hold an ultimatum that if it doesn't grow, we won't support it. That's not only backwards policy, it's bad policy.