If You Didn't Already Think Government Was Intruding Enough…

…the government, led by comrade Obama, is telling private business how it should be run.

The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed, a White House official said.

On Monday, President Barack Obama is to unveil his plans for the auto industry, including a response to a request for additional funds by GM and Chrysler. The plan is based on recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, headed by the Treasury Department.

The White House confirmed Wagoner was leaving at the government’s behest after The Associated Press reported his immediate departure, without giving a reason.

General Motors issued a vague statement Sunday night that did not officially confirm Wagoner’s departure. 

Down with Big Brother. Down with Big Brother. Down with Big Brother.

UPDATE, by Mark Noonan: Some banks want to bail out of the bail out.

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