Be afraid America !!
Be very, very afraid of Obama !!
THIS PRETTY MUCH EXPLAINS THINGS AS THEY ARE.
To my engineer friends: This would be funny if it weren't so alarming.
(From a senior level Chrysler person)
Monday morning I attended a breakfast meeting where the speaker/guest
was David E. Cole, Chairman Center for Automotive Research (CAR and
Professor at the Univ. of Michigan . You have all likely heard CAR
quoted, or referred to in the auto industry news lately.
Mr. Cole, who is an engineer by training, told many stories of the
difficulty of working with the folks that the Obama administration has
sent to "save" the auto industry. There have been many meetings where
a 30+ year experience automotive expert has to listen to an Obama
to the industry, someone with:
zero manufacturing experience,
zero auto industry experience,
zero business experience,
zero finance experience, and
zero engineering experience,
tell auto executives and engineers how to run their business.
Mr. Cole's favorite story is as follows:
There was a team of Obama people speaking to Mr. Cole (Engineer,
automotive experience 40+ years, Chairman of CAR).
They were explaining to Mr. Cole that the auto companies needed
to make a car that was electric and liquid natural gas (LNG) with
enough combined fuel to go 500 miles so we wouldn't "need" so
many (A whole other topic). They were quoting BTU's
of LNG and battery life that they had looked up on some website.
Mr. Cole explained that to do this you would need a trunk FULL of
batteries and a LNG tank at big as a car to make that happen and
that there were problems related to the Laws of Physics that prevented
The Obama person interrupted and said (and I am quoting here):
"These laws of physics?? Who's rules are those?? We need to change
that." (Some of the others wrote down the law name so they could look it up!)
"We have the Congress and the Administration. We can repeal that law,
amend it, or use an Executive Order to get rid of that problem. That's
why we are here, to fix these sort of issues".