GMAC wants to become a bank holding company so it can participate in the $700 billion banking bailout.
Apparently the deep pockets of Cerberus, the private equity firm that owns a majority of GMAC, aren't deep enough. And we all know that
, which owns a minority stake in GMAC, doesn't have any cash to spare.
So it makes perfect sense for taxpayers to help out.
Why not? After all,
did it, and many insurers like
are doing it too --
so they can qualify for a piece of the taxpayer pie.
This is apparently the new American way. Companies screw up, get in trouble and then turn to the government to bail them out. No worries, the government can always print more money, right?
I can't wait to bank with GMAC. It's obviously a well-run business.