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bxiie
May. 28th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
Re: regardless of contributions
"Many dealers contend... that many of those that are being closed in fact are profitable businesses, despite the current recession."

Makes perfect sense.
readherring
May. 29th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC)
Re: regardless of contributions
Dealers receive special fees, bonuses, and rebates from car manufacturers that reduce costs and add to profit potential. Without manufacturers' assistance, many dealers wouldn't be able to make it.

When Chrysler dealerships are too close together, they compete with each other and drive down the price of the merchandise, lowering profits for all. So a dealership can be making money, but closing that dealership would allow the manufacturer to profit more.

Look, I don't have illusions about Obama being the golden messiah that would never do evil or wrong. I'm sure that on some level, he's trading favors with people just like other politicians do. But the man is smart, and he has been very careful. I doubt very much that he'd inject politics into the selection of plants to close, because that would be too damn obvious.

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