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Economic Snapshot: How Can Other Troubled Companies Convince Taxpayers They're Central to the Economy?


Our unscientific poll.


The Big 3 automakers have warned of dire consequences for America and her economy should government not see fit to bail them out. Fear mongering stoked comments by Ford (F) CEO Alan Mullaly when he hinted that letting just 1 carmaker fail would bring down the entire industry. General Motors (GM), meanwhile, took the doom and gloom a step further, putting out a video that foretells of total catastrophe in the absence of federal aid.

But in these trying times, it's not just Detroit that could use a multi-billion-dollar crutch.
Given the chance, how can companies convince taxpayers they're also central to the economy?

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