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OT - General Motors Solution

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by gold40, Dec 15, 2008.

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  1. gold40

    gold40 Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    The GM 25% Solution

    There is a very simple and straightforward solution to the GM crisis, and the enabling legislation can be written on one page:

    1. The U.S. government will loan GM $25 billion, and receive $25 billion of new priority cumulative preferred stock in exchange. The stock will pay a 5% annual dividend for 5 years, and then increase to 9% annually thereafter. GM may repurchase the stock at any time.

    2. GM will file a pre-packaged bankruptcy before receiving these funds; including the following conditions:

    3. The interest rate an all existing GM bonds and debentures will be reduced by 25% as of the next payment or dividend date.

    4. GM will reduce the number of product lines and models by 25% within 6 months. At least two divisions will be sold or terminated.

    5. GM will close 25% of its manufacturing plants and 25% of its offices or office rental space.

    6. No GM common stock dividends will be paid for next five years.

    7. GM will immediately reduce the salary, and total compensation of EACH of its employees and/or contractors by 25%, effective for the next 5 five years.

    8. The UAW will agree to an immediate 25% reduction in its wage and benefit programs, effective for the next 5 five years.

    9. All GM retirement payments will be reduced by 25% for the next five years.

    10. GM will reduce the number of dealership franchises by 25% within 6 months; and this law will supersede any applicable state law limitations.

    11. All states and municipalities agree to reduce GM’s real estate taxes by 25% for the next five years.

    12. When GM repays the government loan, and repurchases the preferred stock, all of the above conditions and limitations would expire.
  2. letts

    letts TS Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Whats the logic behind this? Are you trolling?

  3. spritc

    spritc Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Republican Corker from TN said several debt holders were willing to reduce their debt by two thirds. With their current debt structure, a 25% reduction would not take them where they need to be, however the rest of the proposal could potentially work. As much as I hate to say it, bankrupcty may be their only solution.

  4. melie

    melie Guest

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  5. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2007
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