Yesterday I noted Scrappleface's plan for a Detroit bailout ("Make Better Cars").
Last night at dinner a friend suggested a bailout plan B in the same spirit. One person noted that the United States in fact has a very successful and prosperous automotive industry--it is just located in places like Alabama and South Carolina now instead of Detroit.
To which another person observed that maybe that provides the roadmap for Detroit's new bailout plan:
First, get many billions of dollars of taxpayer dollars to tide them over for a couple of years.
Second, get card-checked enacted.
Third, send some burly fellows to Alabama and South Carolina to "persuade" the workers there to join the UAW.
Voila--once we make foreign manufacturers as inefficient and sclerotic as the Big Three then the problem is solved!