The Prophet tells a tale of two profits:” And now, three years later — three years later, that bet is paying off — not just paying off for you, it’s paying off for America. Three years later, the American auto industry is back. (Applause.) GM is back on top as the number-one automaker in the world — (applause) — highest profits in its 100-year history. Chrysler is growing faster in America than any other car company. (Applause.) Ford is investing billions in American plants, American factories — plans to bring thousands of jobs back to America. (Applause.)”
And now?” [Oil] companies are making record profits right now — tens of billions of dollars a year. Every time you go to the gas tank or fill up your gas tank, they’re making money. Every time. Now, does anyone really think that Congress should give them another $4 billion this year? Of course not. It’s outrageous. It’s inexcusable. And I am asking Congress — eliminate this oil industry giveaway right away. I want them to vote on this in the next few weeks.”
Cars good, fuel bad.
Just like “jobs good, business bad”. The basic concept of “consequences” seems to escape these people.