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Laugh Tracks in the Dust 6-22-09

by Milo Yield
Damphewmore Acres, Kan.

Who’d a’ thunk the U.S. automobile and truck industry would ever sink into the financial mess it finds itself in? Chrysler’s sold to Fiat. GM’s in bankruptcy. Ford’s hanging on.

The government’s involved up to its eyeballs in both the financial and management side of the auto manufacturers. I’m told it’s the American taxpayers who are “invested” in the “new and streamlined” companies. Well, I ain’t seen no GM or Chrysler stock certificates arrive in the mail from the government. And, I’ll bet you I never do. Neither will you.

Small rural dealerships all over America are getting pink slips from the very companies they’re represented so well for decades. That’s a really sad deal because it was rural America’s farmers, ranchers, and small businesses who stuck with the U.S. “Big Three” when the city slickers and yuppies were going the foreign route. Now those faithful rural dealers and their faithful customers get repaid with a kick in the shorts.

That’s the way it is in America these days, but it ain’t right.

Who’d a’ thunk the U.S. automobile and truck industry would ever sink into the financial mess it finds itself in? Chrysler’s sold to Fiat. GM’s in bankruptcy. Ford’s hanging on.

The government’s involved up to its eyeballs in both the financial and management side of the auto manufacturers. I’m told it’s the American taxpayers who are “invested” in the “new and streamlined” companies. Well, I ain’t seen no GM or Chrysler stock certificates arrive in the mail from the government. And, I’ll bet you I never do. Neither will you.

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Small rural dealerships all over America are getting pink slips from the very companies they’re represented so well for decades. That’s a really sad deal because it was rural America’s farmers, ranchers, and small businesses who stuck with the U.S. “Big Three” when the city slickers and yuppies were going the foreign route. Now those faithful rural dealers and their faithful customers get repaid with a kick in the shorts.

That’s the way it is in America these days, but it ain’t right.

Who’d a’ thunk the U.S. automobile and truck industry would ever sink into the financial mess it finds itself in? Chrysler’s sold to Fiat. GM’s in bankruptcy. Ford’s hanging on.

The government’s involved up to its eyeballs in both the financial and management side of the auto manufacturers. I’m told it’s the American taxpayers who are “invested” in the “new and streamlined” companies. Well, I ain’t seen no GM or Chrysler stock certificates arrive in the mail from the government. And, I’ll bet you I never do. Neither will you.

Small rural dealerships all over America are getting pink slips from the very companies they’re represented so well for decades. That’s a really sad deal because it was rural America’s farmers, ranchers, and small businesses who stuck with the U.S. “Big Three” when the city slickers and yuppies were going the foreign route. Now those faithful rural dealers and their faithful customers get repaid with a kick in the shorts.

That’s the way it is in America these days, but it ain’t right.

Who’d a’ thunk the U.S. automobile and truck industry would ever sink into the financial mess it finds itself in? Chrysler’s sold to Fiat. GM’s in bankruptcy. Ford’s hanging on.

The government’s involved up to its eyeballs in both the financial and management side of the auto manufacturers. I’m told it’s the American taxpayers who are “invested” in the “new and streamlined” companies. Well, I ain’t seen no GM or Chrysler stock certificates arrive in the mail from the government. And, I’ll bet you I never do. Neither will you.

Small rural dealerships all over America are getting pink slips from the very companies they’re represented so well for decades. That’s a really sad deal because it was rural America’s farmers, ranchers, and small businesses who stuck with the U.S. “Big Three” when the city slickers and yuppies were going the foreign route. Now those faithful rural dealers and their faithful customers get repaid with a kick in the shorts.

That’s the way it is in America these days, but it ain’t right.

Who’d a’ thunk the U.S. automobile and truck industry would ever sink into the financial mess it finds itself in? Chrysler’s sold to Fiat. GM’s in bankruptcy. Ford’s hanging on.

The government’s involved up to its eyeballs in both the financial and management side of the auto manufacturers. I’m told it’s the American taxpayers who are “invested” in the “new and streamlined” companies. Well, I ain’t seen no GM or Chrysler stock certificates arrive in the mail from the government. And, I’ll bet you I never do. Neither will you.

Small rural dealerships all over America are getting pink slips from the very companies they’re represented so well for decades. That’s a really sad deal because it was rural America’s farmers, ranchers, and small businesses who stuck with the U.S. “Big Three” when the city slickers and yuppies were going the foreign route. Now those faithful rural dealers and their faithful customers get repaid with a kick in the shorts.

That’s the way it is in America these days, but it ain’t right.