Ford is requesting $9 billion Chrysler is requesting $7 billion GM is requesting $12 billion Of course with these bailout requests comes massive downsizing. Tens of thousands of jobs cut, dozens of plants closed and a horrible effect on our economy and unemployment. The automakers are requesting $4 billion extra from what they were originally requesting. Chrysler says it needs the money by the end of this month. I say it's time to let Chrysler go. How many owners has Chrysler had in the past 20 years? 3. Chrysler Corporation, Daimler-Benz and now Cerberus Investment Firm. Out of all 3, Chrysler's sales were off by the largest percentage. I say it's time to let Chrysler go. We bailed them out 29 years ago and here they are, yet again, asking for a bailout. Time to go.