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Romney Affirms He’s Against Auto Industry Recovery He Claimed He Was For

October 11, 2011 at 9:17 P.M.



Romney Affirms He’s Against Auto Industry Recovery He Claimed He Was For

  • Romney Tonight: No Federal Assistance To Auto Companies. “Should they have used the funds to bail out General Motors and Chrysler? No, that was the wrong source for that funding.” [Bloomberg Debate, 10/11/11]

    • Romney: An Auto Bailout Would “Kiss The Automotive Industry Goodbye.” “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed. Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses. Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check.” [Romney Op-Ed, New York Times, 11/19/08]
    • ROMNEY OP-ED HEADLINE: “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” [Romney Op-Ed, New York Times, 11/19/08]



  • Romney Said He’s Got Cars In His Bloodstream And Would Develop A Plan To Rebuild The Auto Industry If President.  Romney said, “I`ve got Michigan in my DNA. I got it in my heart and I`ve got cars in my bloodstream. If I`m president of this country, I will roll up my sleeves in the first 100 days I`m in office and I will personally bring together industry, labor, congressional and state leaders. And together we will develop a plan to rebuild America`s automotive leadership.” [MSNBC, Tucker, 1/16/08]
  • Romney: I’m Not Willing To Say “Too Bad For Michigan, Too Bad For The Car Industry.”  I'm not willing to sit back and say, `Too bad for Michigan, too bad for the--bad for car industry, too bad for the people who've lost their jobs. They're gone forever.' [NBC News, Today, 1/15/08]
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