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It's not every century that the auto industry and the environmental movement agree on anything.
The much-touted improved profitability of many car companies is not based on earnings from manufacturing or selling the vehicles but from charging interest.
Like an ill-mannered guest hovering over the salsa and tortilla chips, the auto industry has been triple dipping on the American taxpayer while the oil companies have been wolfing down an assortment of treats. Let's show them both the door.
Our interviews with owners, buyers and salespeople show that men, though on the whole more knowledgeable about cars -- tend to be less rational about their car purchases than are women.
Getting the next generation of cars right isn't just good for the planet. It's good for American jobs. It's good for the economy. It's even good for the carmakers.
Moving belatedly into the 21st century, General Motors now has an opportunity to find a permanent chief who understands the new business environment, as well as the environment itself.
All signals point to Obama investing heavily in green collar jobs. The labor force and manufacturing capacity of GM provides a perfect springboard for a national green jobs initiative.