Economy

Democrats' Soft Spot for Automakers Have Shielded Detroit from Its Own Bad Decisions

The automobile lobby is back on Capitol Hill to secure $25 billion in loans. Will the money get wasted or put to good use?

Dismal auto sales and all-time stock lows may obliterate the Big Three. So the automobile lobby is back on Capitol Hill warming up to some of their best friends -- Democrats -- to secure $25 billion in loans. The question is: what will the money be used for and will there be strings attached to make better, greener cars.

 
Garland McLaurin is a coordinating producer for the American News Project.