Was Wagoner Fired Or Did He Quit?

March 31, 2009


Instapundit makes the following comment regarding the departure of Rick Wagoner from GM:

And Rick Wagoner was fired not because he did a bad job, but because Obama wanted to look tough. Is that the kind of management that will get us out of this problem?

What if Wagoner wasn’t fired at all. What if he finally refused to bow to the government demand that the industry produce the kind of cars politicians want, rather than the products consumers want.

What if Rick Wagoner finally said something to the effect of, “If this government is going to dictate to GM what kind of product it must produce, the government will need to own the resulting failure.”

Perhaps he sees the National Socialist agenda for the disaster that it is, and he wants no part of it.

Even if this was the case, it is too little too late, and this should be a lesson to everyone. While GM might have been content to collude with the government over the past several decades, to shape and erect regulations that conveniently served as competitive barriers, the end result was the eventual overthrow of the industry. A private sector coup d’État if you will.

If you think about it, the collapse of each of America’s major industries does not mark the beginning of corporate statism (also known as fascism), it is the end result of it.

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One Response to Was Wagoner Fired Or Did He Quit?

  1. BackwardsBoy on March 31, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Obama’s War on Prosperity is proceeding as planned.


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