Pro to the question "Should the Big Three Car Manufacturers Be Bailed out by the US Government?"
"The domestic industry is increasingly more competitive and sustainable and is in many respects on par with our foreign competitors. A decision to make government assistance available makes much more sense than taking the tremendous risks to our already-fragile economy that come with inaction...
It should come as no surprise that we who are testifying before you [the US Senate]... believe the domestic automotive industry should be supported and preserved as it transforms to meet the new challenges of meeting changing consumer demands and environmental imperatives in a difficult economic environment. [...]
I respectfully submit that the public interest is clear -- this industry merits your support."
Alan Mulally, MS, CEO of Ford, statement to the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Nov. 18, 2008
Organization/VIP/Other Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"Ford Motor Company manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. During 2007, we built 6.5 million vehicles and employed about 244,000 people worldwide. Our business partners include dealers and more than 11,000 suppliers."
"Ford is becoming smaller, leaner, more globally integrated and more focused on meeting customers' needs and wants. It is also a company with sustainability at the heart of its business. Our vision for the 21st century is to provide sustainable transportation that is affordable in every sense of the word: socially, environmentally and economically."
"Blueprint for Sustainability," www.ford.com (accessed Dec. 8, 2008)