There is absolutely no reason to chuck money at the Auto makers.All that's needed is legislation raising the bar on mpg year by year.( Bit like a horse jumping event) Let the market drive the automakers to survive or not as the case may be . One thing is absolutely sure that some auto makers would be jumpin that bar and supplying the market entirely without any help from the tax payer.
Detroit lobbyists chucking money to their tame US legislators - makes yu sick don't it now
Other than that I'm with Rickoff/Ashtweth