Sorry folks, it was a radio interview I heard on the way home from work today, so I can't provide a link. They were talking to a guy that owns a Chrysler dealership (he owns a Huyndai dealership also). He got his phone call today. He is one of the 3600 Chrysler dealerships that is being shut down. He employs 70 people at his dealership. He owns the real estate, the cars, the shop, and all the parts in it. His shop alone does $200,000 in business a month (sales, not profit). Losing his dealership means that he can no longer be an official Chrysler Certified Repair Shop. He was the only Chrysler dealership in the county (right next to a large county with other Chrysler dealerships). He was talking about how hard it was to tell his employees that most of them will lose their jobs due to this action. And it was not due to anything that any of them had done. So, my questions about this are numerous. How does telling a successful business to close it's doors help Chrysler? It wasn't like Chrysler was paying for any of this, he owned everything. How does putting his 70 employees out of work "save jobs", stimulate the economy, or keep the tax paying base of the business and the employees? How does it help Chrysler to sell cars if a successful dealership is shutdown? Who decided that Chrysler needed to tell 3600 independently owned and operated dealerships that they had to close up their business? That very same business that sold Chrysler cars? How the heck does Chrysler think it can sell cars without dealerships (or at least without half of what they had)? I know Chrysler is in bankruptcy, but how does closing independently owned and operated dealerships that own their own inventory (cars, repair parts, real estate) save Chrysler any money or reduce expenses?