For years, the complaint from the American steel industry has been that foreign governments give subsides to their steel producers, thus tilting the free market playing field.
In other words, it's unfair for our private companies to compete with a government sponsored competitor who can produce the same product at a fraction of the cost.
Doesn't the same now apply to the US automaker bailout?
Many foreign car makers built plants here in the US which supply us with jobs.
How fair is it to them that the US government is giving their competition a free boost?
Am I missing something?