Today on radio, Glenn discussed his views on big companies becoming involved with government, using General Motors to make his point. Several years ago, GM allowed Glenn to drive a prototype hydrogen powered car for a few months. He was incredibly impressed, even taping an eight minute message for his kids about how this was the wave of the future. Unfortunately, once GM took the bailout from Washington they seemed to abandon the project, even though they had told Glenn they were almost ready for mass production.
Glenn said, "One of the reasons I was so confident in it is because I talked to the guys at GM and I said you're not gonna get past the eco people. The eco people are going to say you're going to destroy the planet because you're going to make hydrogen out of water. And they're like, no, no. We've already got deals with Shell. This thing is already out of the gate. Six months later they cancel that after they've taken the bailout. That's the problem. When people are in bed with the government or need the government's approval for things, then you no longer have the free market system. Then people are not free anymore."