Was the Auto Bailout Worth the Money?

Friday, June 03, 2011

President Obama will be speaking with workers at a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday. The visit comes on the back of a report released showing the government’s $80 billion auto bailout will only cost taxpayers about $14 billion at the end of the day – far less than originally expected. The report also shows the American car industry has created 115,000 jobs since the government stepped in. The president will be selling this as a big success story – but is it?

Joining us this morning is Dan Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo Finance, who says that as the biggest manufacturing and retail sector, saving the auto industry was a zero sum game.


Daniel Gross

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

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