Even the mighty Eastwood has been fooled by Barry and his thug buddies.
“The people in Detroit know something about this,” Eastwood says of the harsh economic conditions of the past several years. “They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together. Now Motor City is fighting again.”
But Savage told his listeners that while most Americans believe that Chrysler repaid the loan, “if you read the fine print, Chrysler ran off with $1.3 billion.”
“It was astonishing for a man who allegedly is somewhat conservative … to be talking about bailing out the auto industry,” Savage said of Eastwood.
Savage traced the $12.5 billion that the Treasury Department gave Chrysler in 2009. Last year, the Italian automaker Fiat bought the government’s 6 percent stake in Chrysler, which closed the books on the feds’ involvement.
In the end, taxpayers were out $1.3 billion