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Re: PC: GM / FORD / PC

 It seems to me that the current misfortunes of U.S. automakers are primariy of their own doing.  
 While railroads may have had their own "We've always done it this way and we're not about to change" mentality, I believe that the various state, local and federal governments through the fifties, sixties and seventies were, perhaps not intentionally, trying to beat the railroads to death with excessive taxes, subsidising air and highway competition and forcing the continued operation of money losing services while requiring unreasonably low rates for the transportation provided.
 John W. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Farmer
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 12:18 PM
To: PC list (E-mail)
Subject: PC: GM / FORD / PC

Hi list,
I was too young at the time, but from what I've read about PC's past (and 
the RRs in general of the 1960s / 70s), the current plight of the 
automaker's before Congress sounds like history repeating itself...albeit a 
different industry.
Of course there are differences, but anybody else notice this?

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