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March 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

American automakers in trouble

Ask not what government can do TO you

Well now here we have a real good example of why its not such a good idea to allow Uncle Sam to “bail out” a private business [“No more bailouts of auto companies — for now,” page one, March 30].

All of a sudden Uncle thinks he owns the place and so it seems to be with the “asking” of GM CEO Rick Wagoner to quit, which he did.

Whether or not he should have been canned is not the point. The point is that any business that accepts bailout funds is subject to summary dismissal of any executive.

It’s a perfect example of the adage: The more government can do for you, the more it can do to you. Will we never learn?

— Scott Stoppelman, La Conner

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