actually they're upset about the $1.2B that Obama blew bailing GM out.
The Volt has been a disaster and a money pit, and I wonder how much of that was Obama's idea when GM was "Government Motors"
"Five year plans" go hand-in-hand with state ownership, as we had under Obama, and central planning, which is the Fed's bailwick
It's worse than I remember. $12B not $1.2B
According to wiki,
The final direct cost to the Treasury of the GM bailout was $11-12 billion ($10.5 billion for General Motors and $1.5 billion for former GM financing GMAC, now known as Ally). Local tax incentives amounted to $1.7 billion, most of them in Michigan.
Canada under then-Prime Minister helped bail GM out, to avoid job losses in Canada. I believe the Canadian contribution was proportional to the US contribution based on the size of operations in the 2 countries.
Under Obama's bailout,
July 2009: 'New' GM is born
GM also keeps about 3,600 of its 6,000 U.S. dealerships and most of its plants. But 14 U.S. plants will be closed, and the company will eliminate about 20,000 of its 88,000 U.S. employees by the end of the year as it continues to cut costs.
Odd that Obama chose to close US plants rather than those in Mexico or Canada
It looks like Canada got a much better deal than Obama in terms of job losses, although the Oshawa plant (near Toronto, you drive past it on the QEW between Hamilton and Toronto) is evidently scheduled to close in the latest (2018) round of closings
If I remember my history correctly, the price of used autos collapsed during the financial crisis and GM had leased out a whole bunch of autos through GMAC and was unable to get anywhere near what it expected for lease returns