Boom Goes The Dynamite: "Bush Considering Orderly Automotive Bankruptcy"

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    Bush Considering 'Orderly' Auto Bankruptcy

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    Published: December 18, 2008

    Filed at 10:43 a.m. ET

    The White House says a managed bankruptcy for automakers is one option being considered to help save the troubled industry.

    White House press secretary Dana Perino told reporters Thursday that ''we're going to do something.'' The Bush administration wants to avoid what it calls a ''disorderly collapse'' of car companies that would result in devastating job losses and sweeping economic problems.

    Perino says the White House is very close to a decision. But she did not put a timetable on when an announcement would be made, or even whether it would come this week.

    Setting up a so-called managed bankruptcy would be complicated, involving talks with not just automakers but unions and other stakeholders.
  2. Daal


    Could be a bluff. if the UAW think they are too big to fail they will hold to the last minute
  3. m22au


    This saga is almost like the cliffhanger of a soap opera ... there are the deadlines of tomorrow's option expiry and then Christmas is next Thursday.

    I find it hard to believe that the White House will let this drama drag on past the weekend, given that Monday 22nd is only 3 days before Christmas