The Government Will Actually Make Money On Bailout, No Thanks To GM

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 11/22/13 9:30am 11/22/13 9:30am

GM Knew Pontiac Was On The Ropes Before The Feds Ordered It Killed

Over the weekend, former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz dropped a bombshell on car enthusiasts and policy wonks when he revealed for the first time that the federal government told GM to drop Pontiac or they wouldn't get a bailout. Enthusiasts may balk, but this was the common sense idea — and even GM knew it. » 10/29/13 2:50pm 10/29/13 2:50pm

Clint Eastwood Doesn't Think We Should Bail Out Car Companies Like…

The Clint Eastwood Super Bowl Ad was a pep talk for Detroit and a threat to those people who don't think automakers like Chrysler are capable of making a comeback. People like Clint Eastwood, who voiced his opposition to the auto bailout in very clear terms just a few months ago. » 2/06/12 3:00pm 2/06/12 3:00pm

STUDY: Each New GM Vehicle Costs Taxpayers $12,200

A study by the obviously pro-government National Taxpayers Union claims each new GM vehicle costs the average taxpayer $12,200. Their bizarre assumptions and our analysis below. » 11/19/09 10:30am 11/19/09 10:30am

So, to quote Pete Sepp of the NTU, "Every time someone in your neighborhood drives home in a shiny new Chevy Silverado, remember that it…

Why Do Republicans Hate American Automakers?

A German company is battling with a Japanese one to become the world's biggest automaker. Italians own Chrysler. It's like World War II except we're losing. So why are Republicans suddenly on the side of the automotive Axis powers? » 11/16/09 4:30pm 11/16/09 4:30pm

Chrysler To Sponsor New Terminator Movie

Thank you Chrysler for taking taxpayer money and applying it where it is truly useful: Movies. Chrysler plans to bombard us with product placement (please, not the Sebring) in the upcoming Terminator: Salvation. » 1/23/09 2:00pm 1/23/09 2:00pm

Everyone's Using The "B-Word" Except The Not-So-Big Three

After scrutinizing not-so-Big Three CEO's testimony before the Senate yesterday to see who would and would not utter the dreaded "b-word" we noticed a pattern. Everyone was willing to publicly acknowledge the possibility except the chairmen of Ford, Chrysler and GM. If you don't say it, it can't happen right? hat tip to » 12/05/08 2:00pm 12/05/08 2:00pm