I just did a very quick calculation and I am sure this concept will stir quite a lot of debate but it would solve the economic crisis tomorrow.
Instead of the 30 plus billion dollars we gave to GM before they slid into bankruptcy we could have given everyone in the USA 1 million dollars with the stipulation that they bought an American automobile.
Yikes that is one-tenth the cost and it would get the economy off of life support as well as save GM, Ford and Chrysler.
Is this a naïve solution? Or is the solution so simple the geniuses in Washington could be overlooking the obvious?