While lawmakers bartered over the terms and specifics of a proposed $700 billion bailout of the banking industry this week, a smaller bailout for the auto industry passed relatively quietly. Congress approved $25 billion (yes that's with a 'b') to help Detroit's big 3 auto makers retool their plants and finally come around to the green revolution the Toyotas and Hondas of the world started capitalizing on oh... almost a decade ago. Sweet.
Say it with me, powers that be, "Free Markets! Competition! Rah rah Rah!"