The fate of the auto bailout bill won't just affect the "big three" auto makers, it will have a profound impact on smaller communities...including Council Grove, KS.
Two of its tent-poles are car dealerships...which will be severely strained if the bailout does not go through. Financially, the town leans on automobile industry.
The Chamber of Commerce admits things are tough -- and hopes the people of Council Grove continue to support the dealerships and buy local. They are telling the dealerships to hold on -- and they are hoping help is on the way.
Click the video to see one dealership owner's reaction, and what the town is saying.