Despite tremendous advantages, the Detroit Three CEOs have failed in business. They have stubbornly produced cars that Americans no longer want. They have allowed union bosses to emasculate their companies with value-busting contracts.
And now they are on the brink of bankruptcy. Or so they claim. Before Congress. On national television. With their hands out. Grasping for the hard-earned tax dollars of Americans smart enough not to buy their overpriced gas-guzzlers.
These guys are major-league screw-ups. Other auto companies, located in other places around the country and around the globe, are getting by without bilking the taxpayers.
These three ought to be too ashamed to show their faces at the country club, let alone on C-SPAN.
But one of the many bad consequences of the welfare state is the death of shame. Now we’re supposed to believe that failure is someone else’s fault. And picking the taxpayers’ pockets is morally neutral.
So the Detroit Three CEOs flew in to Washington in private jets to poor-mouth before a Congress with a long and ugly history of showering tax dollars upon whiners.
Shame on them.