Skip to comments.Were Republican-owned GM dealerships targeted for closure in 2010? (Video)
Posted on 05/17/2013 6:04:41 PM PDT by Perdogg
Two members of Congress are asking if the Treasury Department disproportionately targeted more Republican or conservative owned auto dealerships during the government-lead restructuring of General Motors in 2009. Breitbart.com reported today that Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Jim Renacci (R-OH) released a letter asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to release documents regarding the process and methodology that determined which GM dealerships were closed.
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Ask Gretchen Carlson on Fox and Friends.
I know Chrysler dealerships owned by conservatives were targeted. Don’t know about GM. Did they even close any GM shops?
I remember hearing this... I’m glad they are finally investigating!
I think this is called a “DUH.”
Yes they were and a lot of the ones that were closed were profitable while the democrat ones that were allowed to stay open were not.
When TRYING TO SELL CARS Why would you close successful dealerships?
AND... why only REPUBLICAN-OWNED dealers?
Absolutely they targeted GM shops. I remember an owner of a profitable GM dealership who interestingly was also involved in conservative causes being interviewed on the news wondering why his dealership was being closed because they moved good volume. I remember thinking how outrageous it was. There was a thread on here about this specific guy and dealership speculating that he was targeted for his political beliefs.
That whole decision stank and made little sense to me then or now. In light of the latest revelations it makes one wonder what criteria was used by the government to close private businesses.
Forget my question.
Saw the article about Gretch’es Family.
Simple GM was told to use the Stimulas in a certain way, and it was!
Isn’t that something else? I remember when this occurred. Gretchen seemed to think it had something to do with her working for FOX.
Immel Motors in Fredericksburg, TX used to carry all three; Ford, Chevy, and Dodge. Because of politices, Immel lost the Chevy and Dodge franchise. BTW, Gillespie County, TX is solid red (as in conservative, not commie. Commie should be red).
I know a Chrysler dealership owned by a Black guy that got closed despite being profitable, you can guess his his political affiliation..
It’s truly remarkable that it has taken these people nearly three years to catch up to this travesty. Where in the heck have they been?
If I am not mistaken, Rattner resigned from his Car Czar post unexpectedly and in a bit of a huff.
Sometime later, he voiced complaints that the "dealer selection process" had been "tainted by politics".
Sounds like a job for another Committee...
My Brother in law, a Republican had to close his dealership , it had been there since 1923. His father and Brother started it.
I’m sure this administration will do an investigation to get to the bottom of this/s
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