The worldwide catechism of the left has always been to use confiscated tax dollars from 'mom & pops' small business, to prop up the "too big to fail" cartels of the heavily entrenched political donors which put them in office.
It happened in a big scale when Obama became president. Big unions got massive life support while your 401k dissolved into the ozone layer.
Today; just 10 years after the "Great Recession", Obama's fix for General Motors got deflated, once again. They avoided the painful reforms which would have put the company is sound fiscal trajectories, and instead they gave a transfusion of healthy cells into a virus-infected host, which just brought color to the countenance while doing nothing to repair the immune system.
For that, Obama was able to force GM to create a pathetic electric car which failed, and discredited Obama's worldview about economic power to control free markets. Consumers drive economies, Socialism destroys economies.