• Oct 26, 2006
In the never-ending saga between the Bush administration and Detroit's automakers, a tentative date has finally been set for a meeting.

During a radio interview, President Bush's political advisor Karl Rove confirmed that a discussion between GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler would take place in mid-November. A specific date was not mentioned, mainly to allow the White House flexibility in it's scheduling.

A sit-down was originally planned in June of this year, with the conversation to center around health-care costs and alternative fuels. GM's Rick Wagoner and others in the industry have made it clear that a 'bailout' is not in the cards.

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[Source: Automotive News (Sub. Req.) and Detroit Free Press]


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      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      for every hard working immigrant that crosses the boarder they could replace two fat and lazy over paid american workers. this in of itself will increase productivity and reduce inflation. also help the US compete in the world economy. this is all good. let the inefficient american workers then move to Mexico.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Shouldn't there be a UAW representative there?!?! ;-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sooo ... since I won't voluntarily give my money to Detroit, they're going to try to get George Bush to FORCE me to give money to Detroit.

      I liked it much better when he wasn't meeting with them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      According to Gardiner Westbound (#4) DaimlerChrysler should talk to the German government about their loss-making American division? I think it is in American interest only that Chrysler continues to exist - Mercedes is a profitable business after all. Or are you saying ownership is everything? The Chrysler plants are all in the US..
      • 8 Years Ago
      "dont [sic] put up another berlin [sic] wall. "

      The Berlin wall was put up to keep people IN. We need a wall to keep the ILLEGAL immigrants out.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Bush talking about alternative fuels...YEA RIGHT. All he wants to do is take care of his oil buddies.

      • 8 Years Ago
      So, the election does not look like his buddies are doing so well, NOW he shows up. After beining asked for over two years and making disparging comments about American workers. Rigggggggggght, typical election year bullshit.

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      You left one out. Command of the English language with a bought diploma (paid for by daddy with donations)

      Agreed 100%

      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't know what the big 2.5's problem is, Bush likes is vacations, there's nothing wrong taking the most vacations of any president, ever, during a war. Why don't the get it, vacations = a better economy, education, security, it all just works out.

      O_o
      • 8 Years Ago
      The UAW "DEMAND" that the rank & file vote for Democrats. Even as an independent, I can see how no Republican politician, especially a President who has been continually villified unjustly or occasionally justly by Democrats and their supporters, would believe there could be any constructive conversations held with the UAW leadership. We don't, after all, live in a perfect world, do we? If we did, the UAW would never have gotten a foot-hold in 1936.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's two, not two point five. It's been two for nine years.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The liberal ignorance in here is astounding. You all must be UAW members considering such ignorance.
      Only lazy unproductive UAW workers would want taxpayers to support the horribly bad decisions consistently made by US auto maker executives.
      And then there is the genius who thinks that US Customs and Immigration should be disbanded. The sort of stupidity that would advocate that can only be found through a combination of bad parenting, being dropped on your head as a child and drug use to the point of stupidity.
      You want to pay for the lifestyles of lazy ignorant people? If so, vote for a liberal democrat. You will also be voting against America and for terrorism along with your vote for socialism.
      • 8 Years Ago
      DaimlerChrysler should be discussing its financial woes with German Chancellor Frau Merkel.
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