Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Trump Just Threatened General Motors

This is off-the-wall.

How are you going to spin thisTrump fanboys?



  1. Usually, it's fun to impersonate a "fanboy" and attempt to spin it, but this time I can't see how. This goes against the whole freedom of movement, including moving your money. At most, maybe it's a blowhard tweet. It exposes Trump's and his supporters ignorance and true thinking about private property. Let's face it, it aligns with socialism.

  2. This is quite easy to spin. GM took $50 billion from taxpayers. US taxpayers don't want to subsidize wage and production growth in Mexico. All Trump has to do is bring up TARP and GM will be made to heel.

    Future Trump tweet: In 2009 GM took a $50 billion bailout from taxpayers while working men and women lost their jobs and their homes. Now they want to bail out on American workers. Sad!

    Reap what you sow Big Government Central Planners.

    1. Exactly right. You take government money, you are a government slave.

  3. Again, I'm no Trump fanboy, and this is another example of his deplorable trade policy.


    This is just that. Another, consistent example of Trump's deplorable ideas on trade. Any lover of liberty who reads this site could cite many other similar examples of Trump's mercantilist trade ideas and we all agree with you, Bob, that it is foolish policy. What I and I suspect many of your other readers tend to differ with you in this regard is your need to point out every consistent example as if it were another shocking revelation or headline. We all get it and it isn't news. Trump is an idiot on trade. Full stop. You're preaching to the choir. The horse is dead.

    1. What he said. The "Trump fanboy" has become annoying even for all of us who are not fanboys.

      The horse is not only dead, it's starting to splatter on the wall.

  4. General Motors has been infused with the blood of taxpayers: their justly earned money. As a consequence, GM no longer has ANY right to complain. It is no longer a legitimate player in a free market; it is de facto a state company. Without the state it likely would have died.

    For that reason, GM does not get to make decisions that are good for itself but not good for U.S. taxpayers.

    It's about time that libertarians start realizing that so-called "free market" corporations are not innocent victims. They are often, and especially in this case, government puppets or even players, taking largesse and trying to one-up potential competition through the state's various hindrances of the open market. Big business has been actively sponsoring regulations since at least the early 1900s, in order to safe-guard themselves from competition. Many of them are also in associations that influence politics for the worse (such as "Council on Foreign Relations" and Bilderberg meetings, for instance)

    Such corporations do not deserve consideration from free market proponents.