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Subject:  Re: Ford agrees with bailout 100% Date:  10/9/2012  6:37 PM
Author:  wzambon Number:  1822716 of 1976937

Ford Motor Co. (F), the only large U.S. automaker that didn’t receive a U.S. government bailout, would’ve failed along with General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC if President Barack Obama’s administration hadn’t rescued the industry, said Steven Rattner, who headed Obama’s auto task force.
“Ford would have closed because it wouldn’t have been able to get parts, because the parts industry in this country was in arguably worse shape than the assemblers,” Rattner said today at the Center for American Progress in Washington.


From linked article.....That really is worth repeating.
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