As empresas “intervencionadas” pelo governo americano começam agora a pagar o preço pela sua “salvação”. Não sei como alguém se pôde iludir ao ponto de pensar que a interferência política poderia melhorar a gestão de empresas falidas pela inépcia dos seus gestores e accionistas.
Federal support for companies such as GM, Chrysler Group LLC and Bank of America Corp. has come with baggage: Companies in hock to Washington now have the equivalent of 535 new board members — 100 U.S. senators and 435 House members.
Since the financial crisis broke, Congress has been acting like the board of USA Inc., invoking the infusion of taxpayer money to get banks to modify loans to constituents and to give more help to those in danger of foreclosure. Members have berated CEOs for their business practices and pushed for caps on executive pay. They have also pushed GM and Chrysler to reverse core decisions designed to cut costs, such as closing facilities and shuttering dealerships.
E a isto ainda temos acrescentar os milhões de USD que nelas estão “enterrados”.