Wow. Really? Wow. 17.4 Billion. 17.4. Billion. Because you weren’t smart enough to run your company.
Look I’m all about people having jobs and work to do and the like, but honestly, if your employer is stupid enough to allow it’s CEO to take a private jet every weekend to and from Seattle, yeah, I’m gonna say that company SHOULD collapse.
You see, that’s how business works. If you suck at it, you fail. That’s how we learn from our mistakes. By failing at things. That’s how this country works. So that maybe one or a group of people that work for GM say “hey you know what? This actually isn’t all that bad, we can do it ourselves if we just do X differently.” And then they get to work out-performing your dumb-ass at some job you are paid WAY too much money to do.
There shouldn’t be do-overs, and Uncle Sam should NOT under ANY circumstances be throwing money at these problems! If the banks suck, let them suck! If we can’t make cars well, maybe we shouldn’t be making fucking cars! Yes, people will look bad and you will look inept and stupid and like you can’t do anything right…but that’s a valid assessment of your skills at business!
And the government, I mean, those people are too stupid to turn you down. “Oh gee golly! Lots of union workers that paid for me to get here will be mad!”
Do you know how many times people have been mad at me in my life? A lot. And guess what, I don’t fucking care. I let them be mad. What are they going to do? Not give you money next year? You probably don’t deserve it anyway. After all, what have you really done that’s worth while? Probably not much.
I hate all this crap. It is infuriating. Congress is more useless and stupid than the auto and banking industry. When I started my job I started to realize how many idiots exist in the world, but god, you’d hope they wouldn’t be running the country.