Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Auto Executive Obama Slashes Chrysler's Ad Budget

Seriously, is there a single person in America who thought they would live to see the day when the President of the United States was making advertising decisions for a car company? Is there anyone out there who even grasps how pathetic that is? I mean even Kim Jong Ill doesn't micro-manage his economy to that extent. America 2009. Good lord.

UPDATE: Obama administration battling Cheerios.

1 comment:

  1. Joe-You're right....But what do you expect when Feds give company $? It's like the mob, they "lend" you $, then when you can't repay, they own you.
    What you don't see, but probably realize, is that now every $ Chrysler/GM spends will be as politicized as any govt $. Ad $, will go to politically connected ad agency or media buyer, doled-out in % to blacks, hispanics, gays, etc. No ads for FoxNews, but lots of placement on MSNCB.
    Can you imagine the product decisions now politicized, "Well, we make $ on 8 cylinder Jeeps w/ 4WD capability, but their carbon footprint is huge. Ms. EPA advisor, what do you think?"
    "I agree w/ you madam, we should build that little 1-cylinder gas-sipper instead. But what about that we lose $5,000 per unit on the gas-sipper? Oh, OK, you'll force customers to buy it @ a price where we make $? Perfect."

    To Jorge, head of UAW production..."Senior Jorge, build me 500,000 gas sippers STAT! Oh, you need 5,000 more UAW workers? Where'd that come from? We already have 10,000 guys @ the plant sitting idly, doing nothing but watching Judge Judy all day. Well, if you tell me we need 5,000 more UAWers to build it, let's do it, Feds will make customers buy it anyway. Build it and they will come!"

    In short, we're doomed.

    F. Garvin, Ph.D., S.J.


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