Stocks hit the brakes hard this morning, after the Obama administration’s auto task force panned GM and Chrysler’s proposed reconstruction plans. The Dow was down 298 points by late morning, while the S&P and Nasdaq had tumbled 59 and 31 points respectively. GM plummeted 25%, falling below $3. Financials, meanwhile, were falling, in response to huge selloffs overseas. The Nikkei fell 4.5%, the Hang Seng 4.8%, and the Sensex 4.9%.