Originally Posted by tthree
If a company is too big to fail then it is simply too big. Rather than bailing out a dead weight break it up into smaller companies. This would require more employees in total, inspire more innovation and create more competition which is always better for us, the consumers. It is a win, win , win. I don't know why people are so gullible. Maintaining a failed status quo is not good for the general welfare it is only good for those on top of the pyramid. Breaking up the monsters that are destroying us is the obvious solution. Lots of new jobs. Specialization into necessary areas of development. A race to see who will dominate the market with the best improvements over the failed corporate model. Why do people lack the ability to see that small businesses hire the most new employees. It is born out in all the statistics. Break the company up into each plant as an individual company and give incentives for other plants to open in new areas.
Zero percent government loans to innovate in hybrid car plants as a specialty for the new plants. In no time we could lead the world in these areas if the competitive spirit is unleashed. The auto industry is famous for blocking innovation so they don't have to spend money retooling their factories. There has been a history of cooperation between companies here. How terrible would that be. Hire Americans to make the new machinery, build the new assembly lines and man the new factories. Then we can lead the world with the new state of the art facilities. It is a no brainer unless you are the ultra rich guys who risk their position in the pyramid as opportunity abounds for new people to take a large share of the industry they monopolize. This scares them into hiring economists to say what they want. They have the money to pay for "expert" yes men economists and the connections to make sure they hold the positions of power to be hailed as the gurus. It is obvious to the objective eye. To try the same stuff that got us in this mess and trust the bankers, economists and business leaders that plotted our course to were we are today is lunacy but so many parrot the party line to maintain the status quo that change is almost impossible.
Tthree, the keyword is ALMOST. This is what has brought the Tea Party into existance, common ordinary, watch tv on Friday nite people, 2.4 kids, 2 cars, a wife, and a dog , kind of people. They don't live in "their building". They own a modest wood framed house. Maybe lucky enough to have a brick facade. They have worked damn hard for everything they have. They are tired of the same ole crap,, on both sides of the aisle.!!
Luckily we aren't at "impossible change" yet.