Don't go getting rude and condescending please... there's no need for that. Believe me, I completely understand. Perhaps you would do well to note the difference between "job cuts" and "threatening to completely dismantle and go out of business." (Which is what the big 3 are claiming).BINGO! The big three have been making job cuts and are announcing more. Is it understandable now?
Correct. And the extension of that, is that every other car maker in the world already accounted for and changed to reflect that elimination of the niche market. The big 3 were unable to do so, and (completely hypothetically speaking) I don't see why they should be helped out simply because the screwed up on a massive, stellar scale.The difference is that the niche which has been making the US automakers successful has been quickly eliminated and they are requesting a loan to shift direction.
And let's be honest -- if that was really all they were requesting, I think a lot more people would be willing to lend a hand. However, that's *NOT* what they're requesting. They're claiming they *HAVE* to have this money or they run the risk of complete and utter ceasing of all U.S. operations (not merely a few rounds of job cuts).
I can't help but get the feeling you're being intentionally facetious.