Ah the beauty of standardized tests. The Advocate reports that Connecticut ranked 42 out of 50. But don’t worry, New Yorkers ranked last, and Massachusetts drivers ranked 45th.
You too can take the test. I did. While talking on the phone no less, I scored a 100%. If I only I took the test while driving and talking on the phone, maybe then I could lower my score to the CT average of 74.4%. How did you do?
On a side note, GMAC, is the financial products arm of GM. That is the car manufacturer teetering near bankruptcy, largely because of years of poor management. How poor? This past Thursday the Treasury Department said it will invest another $7.5 billion and convert an existing loan to GM into a one-third stake in GMAC. Add that to the initial $5 billion in TARP funds last December and you get $12.5 billion. Pretty sizable in comparing who got what.
But here’s another underreported story. There are banks that have been busy replaying TARP money back to the government. Most of them small banks.