Saturday, October 2, 2010


Mickey Kaus detects some possible monkey-business with the General Motors IPO & the Obama administration: Says Kaus: "But isn't it looking increasingly like the IPO is in trouble? I'm not a Wall Street expert, but I can read the papers. The IPO's already been scaled back, apparently, to the point where taxpayers may not unload enough shares to put them under the 50 percent mark. The global economy is iffy. GM has just abruptly switched CEOs . Its balance sheet is "loaded with fluff," according to Bloomberg. Its own IPO documents admit its "internal control over financial reporting are currently not effective." UAW locals are restive. And its market share is now seemingly below the target level. (A percentage point of share is a big deal in the auto industry.)"