Walker Refuses To Say If He’d Have Saved GM
As has been typical in his responses, Scott Walker wouldn’t say if he’d have saved General Motors or Chrysler.
Governor Scott Walker on Monday joined the list of politicians who’ve deflected this question from Michigan reporters: Would you have supported the U.S. loans to General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC to get through their 2009 bankruptcies?
“That’s a hypothetical question in the past. We’re going to talk about the future,” Walker said after speaking to 120 Lansing Republicans in an Oldsmobile car museum where he touted less government, less taxation, and more U.S. aggression toward Islamists in the Middle East.
Kick Frenzy May 5th, 2015 at 8:34 pm
What a schlep.
“Hey, Walker! What’s your answer to [question]?”
“People talk about that, but I’m talking about [anything else].”
Just put that on a loop and there we have Walkers entire candidacy race.
(Not to mention his entire political career.)
robert May 5th, 2015 at 8:38 pm
im looking forward to walker telling us what his plans would be if GM or chrysler fall again ?
Boooooooos in 3….2 …..1
pignose4.0 May 5th, 2015 at 8:42 pm
Is it just me or are republicans turning into reptiles…….Huckabee looks like a toad…..McConnell a turtle……Gohmert an iguana…..Walker an albino snake…..King a monitor lizard……
jybarz May 5th, 2015 at 10:15 pm
SWalkerTTU May 6th, 2015 at 7:34 am
Considering they only use their reptilian brain, it’s fitting.
MarcoZandrini May 6th, 2015 at 7:48 am
In other words, a zoo!
Foundryman May 5th, 2015 at 8:53 pm
Considering they thought it would be worth busting the mighty UAW instead of saving GM, which is why they created the fiasco of 2008 – 09 by refusing to loan them enough money to ride out Bushs recession. One can only conclude that Walker, (being the Kochs #1 union buster) would take Romney’s position of “Let them die”.
John Tarter May 5th, 2015 at 10:59 pm
Don’t blame Bush, blame GM for making too many inferior cars and employing high priced union workers. They should have been allowed to go bankrupt like Desoto, Packard, American Motors and a host of other auto companies did throughout history. Saving private automobile companies is not the Federal Governments business.
tracey marie May 5th, 2015 at 11:29 pm
because a working wage is so UnAmerican
MarcoZandrini May 6th, 2015 at 7:47 am
In TaterPotato’s view it is!
bpollen May 6th, 2015 at 3:58 am
Then by the same token, we shoulda let Wall Street go down in flames, Spudnik. Saving private banking companies is not the Federal Government’s (you forgot the apostrophe) business. But, as is always the case, the Republican toadies can’t engage in anything but slavish obedience to their masters.
John Tarter May 6th, 2015 at 7:18 am
And your master is the ever imposing government and Democrat officials with their constant intervention in private businesses. The main folks who were made whole were the unions, and the “too big to fail” banks. There is no Constitutional mandate for such things.
Dwendt44 May 6th, 2015 at 1:39 pm
There’s no Constitutional mandate for corporate welfare either. Attacking countries that haven’t attack us is where in the Constitution?
What part of the Constitution covers subsidizing the oil companies to billions of your and my dollars?
bpollen May 6th, 2015 at 2:53 pm
I own a truck so I am a constitutional scholar!
You are funny sometimes, albeit unintentionally.
Masters… heheheh. According to scientific research, your side clings more tightly to their beliefs the more evidence to the contrary that is presented. The other side will change beliefs to accommodate facts. Your side has clung to “trickle down” for more than half my lifetime, despite it being CONTINUALLY proven to be a false promise. The economy has done best when taxes are raised on the wealthy, yet those facts don’t even BEGIN to touch your Oligarchic Catechism.
My masters…. what a tool you are, Little Spuddy. If you had an original thought, your head would implode.
William May 6th, 2015 at 3:05 pm
2008…ah yes, the year that every Bozo with a mullet, and Fox news on their radio pre-set became a Constitutional lawyer.
Jimmy Fleck May 6th, 2015 at 10:14 am
The banks should have been allowed to fail. Instead the people hurt were the middle class people that lost houses and the people saved were the rich bankers that screwed up in the first place.
The law had a provision on how bankruptcy is supposed to work. GM should have gone through that process. Instead, the government stepped in and changed all of the steps to make sure the unions survived at the cost of other investors. The public taxpayer lost money in the process as the government ended up selling their shares of GM stock at an overall loss. In essence, the government forced all taxpayers to invest in a private company and to take a loss on that investment. What a horrible precedent to set.
Dwendt44 May 6th, 2015 at 1:36 pm
The government may have lost some money on the stock sale but more than made it up in taxes on income for the workers that didn’t get the axe. That does for SS and Medicare too. Consider that those auto workers would have drained the unemployment fund pretty fast. Not to mention that ripple affect of GM and Chrysler going under. Over a million jobs would have been lost, and many hundreds more would have seen cut backs. The feds would have had to pick up the pensions for all those workers as well.
bpollen May 6th, 2015 at 2:58 pm
You are BRILLIANT!
Let the banks fail!
Strike a match to our economy! Hell, to the world’s economy!
You also seem to be unaware of the fact that TARP was, in fact, a money-making venture, not just a means of saving our economy and likely the entire world’s economy from collapse. Granted, it was a pretty low return for the amount invested, But ANY return is not a loss.
Should the average homeowner have been helped TOO?!?!?!?
Of course. But if we didn’t save the economy, they would be totally screwed anyway.
mrbigstuff May 6th, 2015 at 6:30 am
Tell that to the people that would have lost there jobs keep watching Fox Entertainment Network and stop posting your dumb comments
Chris May 6th, 2015 at 7:27 am
You do realize that all serious examinations of the time conclude that all of the American car industry would have gone down, including Ford which was not part of the bailout, right?
The ideologically “pure” like you would still be saying, “we let the invisible hand of the marketplace work” amid the smoking ruins of a New Depression.
And you do realize that the bailout was a success for the economy as a whole, right? I’ll let you do your own web search.
MarcoZandrini May 6th, 2015 at 7:44 am
GM did go thru bankruptcy, as did Chrysler. You are correct the GM made inferior cars.
anothertoothpick May 6th, 2015 at 11:07 am
RAh Rah rah.
rg9rts May 7th, 2015 at 8:20 am
Your ignorance come through again…De Soto was part of chrysler and did not go bankrupt…although it is something baggers like you, tater tot, enjoy…Did Edsel go bankrupt?? Imperial?? La Salle ?? Please dazzle with your imbecilic comments again
whatthe46 May 5th, 2015 at 8:53 pm
they don’t know what less government means as they want to govern womens bodies. other than that and start wars, they don’t talk about chit else.
allison1050 May 5th, 2015 at 8:58 pm
Walker: Just a sec I have to check my Eagle Scout Handbook
Chris May 6th, 2015 at 7:24 am
Walker plays the media like a violin and they let him get away with murder.
“That’s a hypothetical” is one of the oldest dodges in the book.
allison1050 May 6th, 2015 at 10:22 am
Now that’s certainly true.
wpadon May 6th, 2015 at 10:31 am
I can agree with two out of three positions; less government in the bedroom and womb and less taxes on the middle class and the poor.
Dwendt44 May 6th, 2015 at 1:40 pm
So in other words, NO he wouldn’t.
Bunya May 6th, 2015 at 2:03 pm
Wisconsin’s economy is in worse shape now than it was 5 years ago. All I can say is if the cheeseheads re-elect this clown, then they deserve to see their state in the crapper.
Jeffrey Samuels May 7th, 2015 at 11:10 am
they already have, twice, and saved him from recall too.
AND BTW, their economy is in the crapper. You get the government you elect and the folks in Wisconsin appear to have made their bed and are cheerfully lying in it.
Warman1138 May 6th, 2015 at 3:23 pm
Most actors know you don’t deviate from the script without asking the director first or in Walkers case the Koch brothers.
rg9rts May 7th, 2015 at 8:17 am
Like all republicans they have a standard two letter answer to helping anyone but themselves ….NO