I’m not sure this would actually save the company, but one thing to consider would be to make all GM employees and pensioners eligible for VA/Medicare/whatever federal single payer program you want to pick, and make that their bailout.

This is also immune from potential NAFTA/WTO problems because every other country does it. Other subsidies might ultimately create a permission for tarrifs.

I strongly urged Congress to give the automakers money in December, but if they can’t make a go of it, they can’t make a go of it.