The Human Cost

Megan's heart goes out to the auto workers:

If Obama follows through, and actually puts the companies into bankruptcy, I'll be awfully impressed--it's hard for any president to give up Michigan, but especially for a Democrat who wants labor support.  So then the question is, what next?  Which marques go?  Buick, for sure, and Pontiac.  Which plants close?  And what is the government going to do to help autoworkers?  They're not just out of a job--they're stuck in a state that will be absolutely devastated by these closures.  Their houses will be worth almost nothing.  What do you do with a 50-year-old auto worker who has lived in a factory town all his life?