So this is the banking/death spiral that can occur.
If the auto companies file bankruptcy banks face up to $300 BILLION in write-downs on their balance sheets. Essentially, auto industry woes then pour back into the banking system, causing their balance sheets to erode further and re-endangering some banks. Does this completely diminish the benefit of the TARP program?
Everything I see and hope seems to indicate that there is political will t0 protect GM and Ford but I don't see any desire to bail out private equity funds that made a bad investment in Chrysler......