Fine them..If they go out of business...some company will buy them and if not unemployment is cheaper than billions for the GM. If we had a decent mass transit system and competing companies we would not need so many cars anyway. Besides aren't we trying to cut back on cars anyway? Well screw many other projects and fix the infrastructure and the what we call now "Light Rail Systems" That is our new word for Trolley. Perhaps everyone is embarrassed by what was done to this country by big business and the creation of the H'way system lobby which amazingly was powered by GM. Let's think green? or is that just a hollow statement? Where is the Mass Transportation Lobby ?? Far more important than most others I would say.
12 years max for any of them.
Time to stop the madness of complete power in Washington. I am also tired of seeing the Senate and much of the house looking like a retirement home. I have nothing against being older, I am. But I do not want the country run by a bunch of old fogies in their 70's. Countries and ideas deserve new blood, ideas, and the chance to take risks. Old people don't take risks. Time to go away and write your book about all you didn't do. I think we should have age limits for the Congress and the Senate. I do not want to see another 100 years old useless Senator who spends most of his time in a hospital keeping him alive. That is obscene, and derelict of the duties of a public servant. 75 years of age is old enough and time to leave. That is fair and makes sense.
The average age of the Senate is 63 years. There are 15 aged 75 and older and the list of 70 up is another big chunk.
The average age of the House is 58 years. There are a mess of over 75's in there. In fact there is one member who has been in the house for near 50 years. Good lord time to go home.