This is just horseshit. We made the vehicles that made us the most profit, didn't invest the moolah in anything but big and it backfired on us, save us. This just goes to show you there is no free market.
What's a good analogy to this story? Ah, how about... What if we sold tickets to our upcoming marriage to Alison Krauss, but she said no* but we didn't have money to refund the tickets because we used the money to buy a lot of viagra. A lot. See? Our "product" failed us so the govment has to bail us out. Does that analogy work? Mmm, Alison. She can restart our stalled chub anytime.
*Yeah, she'd say no. Please. We're so freakin' awesome, she couldn't say no. In fact, that one time she literally couldn't say no so no charges were filed! W00t!
WSJ: Auto Executives to Seek Government Help