Monday, March 30, 2009

AP: No More Bailouts for GM and Chrysler

This story was filed around midnight.

The White House says neither General Motors nor Chrysler submitted acceptable plans to receive more bailout money, setting the stage for a crisis in Detroit that would dramatically reshape the nation's auto industry.

President Barack Obama and his top advisers have determined that neither company is viable and that taxpayers will not spend untold billions more to keep the pair of automakers open forever. In a last-ditch effort, the administration gave each company a brief deadline to try one last time to convince Washington it is worth saving, said senior administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to more bluntly discuss the decision

Let's see what happens this morning at the official announcement. As you can see, there is 'wiggle room' in the last sentence of the above quote.

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