Originally Posted by jhargis
"must have thorough plans in place by March 31 or the loans will have to be repaid and the automakers will be forced into a controlled chapter 11 bankruptcy."
They're operating in the red, so they will not be able to pay back 17.4 billion in 3 months... Even foreign automakers are not posting these kinds of gains. Why not just save 17.4billion and set up that controlled ch. 11 now instead of stringing them out for a while until they file for it at the end of March?
It was my understanding that they must prove that they have a viable plan by March. If not, they have to repay the loans. So basically, here's a loan to get yourself on your feet. If you can't do it, pay it back (aka: go into bankruptcy).