“Majority of House supports bill to reverse dealer closings”

by Walter Olson on July 10, 2009

The supposed “bankruptcy” process that winds up sparing politically influential constituencies keeps rolling along: let’s hope the Senate can say “no”. [Detroit News via Salmon, Drum, Manzi ("seems only fair, as the dealers paid good money for these politicians")]


1 Joe 07.10.09 at 9:20 am

Ugh. I hate how easily American politics are bought these days.

2 Doug 07.10.09 at 9:38 am

I hate that American politics are bought at all.

3 Jonathan Bailey 07.10.09 at 11:27 am

Come on guys. You do know we have the best Congress money can buy, don’t you?

4 Jonathan Bailey 07.10.09 at 11:28 am

Hmm. WordPress didn’t like my /snark tag.

5 GregS 07.10.09 at 11:51 am

> Ugh. I hate how easily American politics are bought these days.

Me too. It’s not like the good old days when buying American politics was something you could be proud of achieving. They’ve cheapened it at removed any sense of achievement from it.

6 Richard Nieporent 07.10.09 at 12:09 pm

What’s there to be concerned about? It is just a few (hundred?) billion dollars more of taxpayer money going down the drain.

Just the name of this act, “The Automobile Dealer Economic Rights Restoration Act of 2009″, makes you want to throw up.

7 bfs 07.11.09 at 11:39 am

A wise man I knew, whose business involved selling an item whose primary market was to various local agencies in a large metropolitan area once told me that he was never surprised that he received his contracts through bribery, but he was surprised by how little he had to pay.

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