The Money Curmudgeon is tired of politicians arguing over which administration should bail out General Motors and why it is too big to fail (which is #1 on my list of phrases to stop using in 2009, except in the case of student-athletes at my alma mater). We let buggy whip makers fail, whale oil lamp makers fail and TV shows starring Saturday Night Live alumni fail. If you you’re not convinced it’s time to close the story of General Motors at Chapter 13, here’s 15 reasons why the Money Curmudgeon thinks we should:
Michael Moore can finally declare a victory and go away.
I got cut off by a Hummer this morning.
They’ve never figured out a way to bring back tailfins.
Dinah Shore’s been dead for years, but I still can’t get that “See the USA in your Chevrolet” song out of my head.
I can’t find any American parts in their cars.
For applying the concept of “planned obsolescence” to cars but not to GM executives.
They never gave the Pontiac Indian tribe a cut.
It’s the only claim to fame Chevy Chase has left.
I still can’t afford a Corvette.
For all of the EV1s that died so the Chevy Volt could live.
For every day I’ve been stuck behind a Nova that needed a valve job.
So NASCAR will discover the Volkswagen.
If it weren’t for the Corvair, Ralph Nader would have ended up as a high school civics teacher.
Because the Torrent trickles, the TrailBlazer won’t and the Allure doesn’t.
I own the rights to “The Big Two Automakers.”