Jeep Auto Workers Fear for Their Jobs After False Romney Ads in Ohio

By: Tuesday October 30, 2012 12:19 pm

Mitt Romney’s latest play for Ohio – which remains the touchstone of the entire election, desperate plays for Minnesota and Pennsylvania aside – apparently involves straight-up lying about the intentions of Chrysler to “build Jeeps in China,” to the extent that Jeep factory employees are calling their managers wondering if they still have a job. [...]

Romney’s Auto Rescue Double-Down: Favoring Banks Over Health Care

By: Tuesday February 14, 2012 8:17 am

Mitt Romney, struggling to regain the lead from Rick Santorum in national polls and facing a serious deficit in the key primary state of Michigan, has doubled down on his position against the auto industry rescue, arguing that the industry should have gone through a “managed bankruptcy,” mainly to squeeze out the United Auto Workers: [...]

Obama Touts Auto Industry Rescue in Indiana

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 12:43 pm

The President visited a Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Indiana, to tout the success of the auto industry rescue. Obama said he “knew that the very survival of places like Kokomo were on the line” when he enacted the unpopular bailouts and that recent signs of progress for U.S. automakers vindicate his decision. “So here is [...]

Goolsbee to Head Council of Economic Advisers

By: Friday September 10, 2010 6:38 am

Austan Goolsbee, the chief economist during the Presidential campaign and a member of the economic team currently, will become the new head of the Council of Economic Advisers, replacing Christina Romer. If Romer’s tenure on the CEA is any expectation, Goolsbee will spend his time there butting heads with Larry Summers and being stymied on [...]

President Tries to Rally Support for Auto Industry Intervention

By: Friday July 30, 2010 12:20 pm

The White House basically ended their efforts at passing an additional stimulus – defining stimulus as funding to increase demand that’s not offset – a while ago. Their strategy for the elections seems to be to cast their past decisions in a positive light, and highlight successes, contrasting with Republicans who wanted them to do [...]

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