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America's Big Three car companies employ a quarter of a million people directly, but it's believed that one in ten jobs in the US are tied to the industry. Parked at the "Last Chance Saloon" the country's motor manufacturers have been given a 17.4 billion dollar bailout by George Bush to save them from the scrap heap.


"My economic advisers believe that such a collapse would deal an unacceptably painful blow to hardworking Americans, far beyond the auto industry. It would worsen a weak job market and exacerbate the financial crisis. It could send our suffering economy into a deeper and longer recession.


But the bailout comes with conditions. The car companies must show they can repay the loans by the end of the March next year, proving they're economically viable. They’ll have to accept limits on salaries and bonuses, and have been told the perks such as corporate jets must be eliminated. And the US government will have the right to go through their books at any time, challenging their business independence.

 

Shortly after announcing the bailout, Mr. Bush was on TV once more -- This time to accept the traditional portrait given to presidents about to leave office.


"I just suspect there would be a good-sized crowd, once the world got out about my hanging.”


He had made it clear he wouldn’t be the one to hang the car industry out to dry, because it would be too late by the time / Barack Obama takes over. Mr. Obama described the package as a necessary step. “The auto companies must not squander this chance to reform bad management practices and begin a long-term restructuring that is absolutely necessary to save this critical industry and millions of American jobs that depend on it, while also creating the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow.”


Ford has said it hopes to get by without government help, but controversially, the government is using part of the pot of 700 billion dollars which was supposed to prop up Wall Street instead.


Mica Holland, Sky News.

 

 

the pot of :(infml ) large sum; a lot of money 大量; 大笔钱

Last Chance Saloon   to describe a situation beyond which hope or good fortune will greatly diminish.

 

Last Chance Saloon was a popular name of a type of bar in the United States which began to appear in the 19th Century as an early expression of border economics. Saloons situated near areas where alcohol was not easily obtainable frequently took the name as a literal indication to customers that this was their final opportunity to imbibe before progressing to an area where obtaining, selling or drinking alcoholic drinks was prohibited. The phrase "last chance saloon" also has common English metaphorical use, based upon this historical context.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Chance_Saloon

 

Text of Bush's statement on auto industry rescue

 

 

 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSH_TEXT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-12-19-10-02-20

 

 

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America's big three car companies employed a quarter of a million people directly ,but it's believed one in ten jobs in the US are tied to the industry. Parked at the "Last Chance Saloon", the country's motor manufacturers have been given a 17.4 billion dollar bailout by George Bush to save them from the scrap heap.

 

"My economic adviser Adel just believed that such a collapse would deal an unacceptably painful blow to hardworking Americans far beyond the auto industry. It would worsen our weak job market and exacerbate the financial crisis. It can send our suffering economy into a deeper and longer recession.

 

But the bailout comes with conditions. The car companies must show they can repay the loans by the end of March next year, proving they're economically viable. They’ll have to accept limits on salaries and bonuses, and have been told that perks such as corporate jets must be eliminated. And the US government will have the right to go through their books at any time ,challenging their business independence.

 

Shortly after announcing the bailout, Mr Bush was on TV once more. This time try to accept the traditional portrait given to presidents about to leave office.

 

"I suspected there would be a good-sized crowd, once the world got out about my hanging. "

 

He had made it clear he wouldn’t be the one to hang the car industry out to dry, because it would be too late by the time  Barack Obama takes over. Mr Obama described the package as a necessary step. The auto companies must not squander this chance to reform bad management practices and begin a long-term restructuring that is absolutely necessary to save this critical industry and millions of American jobs that depend on it, while also creating the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow.

 

Ford has said it hopes to get by without government help, but controversially, the government is using part of the pot of 700 billion dollars which was supposed to prop up Wall Street instead.


Mica Holland, Sky News.

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America's Big Three car companies employ a quarter of a million people directly, but it's believed that one in ten jobs in the US are tied to the industry. Props at the "Last Chance Saloon", the country's motor manufacturers have been given a 17.4 billion dollar bailout by George Bush to save them from the scrap heap.

 

 

"My economic advisers believe that such a collapse would deal an unacceptably painful blow to hardworking Americans, far beyond the auto industry. It would worsen a weak job market and exacerbate the financial crisis. It could send our suffering economy into a deeper and longer recession.

 

 

But the bailout comes with conditions. The car companies must show they can repay the loans by the end of (the) March next year, proving that economically viable. They’ll have to accept limits on salaries and bonuses, and have been told the perks such as corporate jets must be eliminated. And the US government will have the right to go through their books at any time, challenging their business independence.

 

 

 

Shortly after announcing the bailout, Mr. Bush was on TV once more -- This time to accept the traditional portraits given to presidents about to leave office.

 

 

"I just suspected there would be a good-sized crowd, once the world got out about my hanging.”

 

 

He had made it clear he wouldn’t be the one to hang the car industry out to dry, because it would be too late by the time / Barack Obama takes over. Mr. Obama described the package as a necessary step. “The auto companies must not squander this chance to reform bad management practices and begin a long-term restructuring that is absolutely necessary to save this critical industry and millions of American jobs that depend on (删掉it), while also creating the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow.”

 

 

Ford has said it hopes to get by without government help, but controversially, the government is using part of the pot of 700 billion dollars which was supposed to prop up Wall Street instead.

 

 

Mica Holland, Sky News.

 

 

 

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On calyn43                                                                                                                                                                    America's Big Three car companies employ a quarter of a million people directly, but it's believed that one in ten jobs in the US are tied to the industry. Props at the "Last Chance Saloon", the country's motor manufacturers have been given a 17.4 billion dollar bailout by George Bush to save them from the scrap heap.

 

 

"My economic advisers believe that such a collapse would deal an unacceptably painful blow to hardworking Americans, far beyond the auto industry. It would worsen a weak job market and exacerbate the financial crisis. It could send our suffering economy into a deeper and longer recession.

 

 

But the bailout comes with conditions. The car companies must show they can repay the loans by the end of (the) March next year, proving that economically viable. They’ll have to accept limits on salaries and bonuses, and have been told the perks such as corporate jets must be eliminated. And the US government will have the right to go through their books at any time, challenging their business independence.

 

 

 

Shortly after announcing the bailout, Mr. Bush was on TV once more -- This time to accept the traditional portraits given to presidents about to leave office.

"I just suspected there would be a good-sized crowd, once  word got out about my hanging.”

 

 

He had made it clear he wouldn’t be the one to hang the car industry out to dry, because it would be too late by the time / Barack Obama takes over. Mr. Obama described the package as a necessary step. “The auto companies must not squander this chance to reform bad management practices and begin a long-term restructuring that is absolutely necessary to save this critical industry and millions of American jobs that depend on (删掉it), while also creating the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow.”

 

 

Ford has said it hopes to get by without government help, but controversially, the government is using part of the pot of 700 billion dollars which was supposed to prop up Wall Street instead.

 

 

Mica Holland, Sky News.      ONCE WORD GOT OUT ABOUT MY HANGING  SEE                                                                                                               http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/no-shoes-no-tie-bush-portrait-is-unveiled-1205009.html?action=Popup&gallery=no

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America big Three car companies employ a quater of million people directly,but it's believe one in ten jobs in the US are ties to the industry.parked at the "Last Chance Saloon",the country's motor manufacturers have been given at 17.4-billion-dollar bailot by George Bush to save them from the scrap heap.
My economic advisers believe in such collapse would deal an unacceptably painful blow to hardworking Americans,far beyong the auto industry.It would worsen our weak job market and exacerbate the financial crisis.It can send our suffering economy to deeper and longer recession.
But the bailout comes with conditions.The car companies must show they can repay the loans by March next year,proving they're economically viable.They'll have to accept limits on salaries and bonuses,and have told the perks such as corporate jet must be eliminated,And the US government will have the right to go through their books at any time,chanllenging their business independence.
Shortly after announcing the bailout,Mr Bush was on TV once more,this time to accept the traditional portrait given to presidents about to leave office.
I just expected,there would be a good sign of cry on.Once the world got out about my hanging.
He had made it clear he would be the one to hang the car industry out to dry,because it would be too late by the time Barack Obama takes over.Mr. Obama described th package as a necessary step."The auto companies must not squander this chance to reform bad management pratices begi a long term restructuring that is absolutely necessary to save this critical industry and millions American jobs that depend on it,while also creating the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow."
Ford has said it hopes to get by without government help.but controversialy,the government is using part of the pot of 700 billion dollars which was supposed to prop up Wall Street instead.
Mica Holland sky news.
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