. October 29, 2008 SouthAmerica: I wonder why the US government is giving $ 25 bailout money to GM, Ford, and Chrysler, and now these 3 automakers want even more money. The market cap of GM is around $3.5 billion dollars, Ford is around $ 4 billion dollars, and Chrysler should be around $ 1.5 billion dollars â then why the US government donât nationalize these 3 companies and merge them into one for about a total price tag of around $ 10 billion dollars? Why the US government is going to continue to throw taxpayer money on a money pit? Maybe after these 3 companies are consolidated into one company under the US government ownership then they might be able to reborn as just one healthy American automaker. Why the US government is going to continue supporting 3 dinosaurs? Besides when the US government does the restructuring the Us government can transfer the Pension system of these 3 companies to the US pension guarantee. Better yet - buy only GM and Ford and let Chrysler die a quick death. .