Source: Detroit News
quote: The automotive industry argued that the cost of increased economy would hurt sales and therefore cost jobs.
quote: If "the people" actually want these things then that's what they'll buy given a choice.
quote: If the government would butt out of the auto industry they could make less expensive, lighter cars that sell better getting more of the old clunkers off the road, saving fuel AND money AND jobs AND pollution.
quote: An e-mail from Ford's Sue Cischke from May of 2009 said, "We need some additional concessions … so I will continue to push from our end. I am concerned that if they don't get this wrapped up this week they may decide it’s not worth it and go on to something else (something easy like healthcare)."