PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 9088 posts, RR: 36 Posted (7 years 21 hours ago) and read 2602 times:
Quote: Next in the bailout line: Auto parts suppliers
By TOM KRISHER and KEN THOMAS – 1 day ago
DETROIT (AP) — Saving the U.S. auto industry will take more than bailing out GM and Chrysler. It also hinges on companies like FormTech Industries, which employs just 440 people and forges steel for parts under the hoods of cars and trucks.
And now those suppliers are asking for a bailout of their own.
Two major parts supplier groups are expected to make a formal request as early as Friday for a government loan of up to $25.5 billion to stay afloat, putting the auto industry back at the front of the seemingly unending bailout line.
"You can't just provide support for the manufacturers, which I hope we do, and then see the suppliers go under," said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. "It takes both parts to hold up the industry."
So far, federal help for the auto industry has been confined to General Motors Corp., Chrysler LLC and their financing arms. GM and Chrysler have to turn in plans by Tuesday showing the government how they plan to restructure and turn profits.
For the parts suppliers, which have been scraping by for years, the automakers' own efforts to survive by shutting down their assembly plants for long stretches have only made things worse.
In the coming weeks, the suppliers expect to see their revenue all but disappear.
Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 20 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
lord help us. At the end of the day... the people who really drive this economy... the middle class consumer... gets jack-squat. If I got even 1/3 of the money I paid in federal taxes last year I'd be in awesome shape now. Instead of giving people back money they earned... our illustrious socialistic government would rather give it to the CEOs of fat cat industries... who, by the way, are laying off people by the millions to spare their stock price the 2 buck drop this quarter.
Prez Obama... stop giving handouts to greedy companies to save jobs already on the cutting block... give us our damn money back instead!!!!!
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