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"And the auto industry didn't fail because of the recession."

Never said it did.

"Why did we bail out General Motors but not any of the companies that used to make all the Walmart inventory that now comes from China?"

I already explained because the auto collapse came as we were staring down the barrel of a huge depression. It would have been a devastating shock to the economy to have an industry of that size collapsing suddenly added to the other problems.

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