Skip to comments.The GM Scandal Is Worse Than You Think
Posted on 04/05/2014 8:44:43 AM PDT by Kaslin
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” .... fact that in 2012, Department of Transportation engineers determined that no mechanical failure was present that would cause applying the brakes to initiate acceleration.
I knew at the time the Toyota recall was a lot of political garbage. The Hussein administration and union thugs were the ones behind that BS. People should be put in jail.
We have already bailed out the union thug’s pensions. Are we going to have to bail out their employer again?
So Obama’s Car Czar decided to cover up everything? The current CEO shouldn’t be on the hook for this, she wasn’t even there. Obama’s people have there dirty hands all over this.
I own an old Toyota pickup and love it.
Have bought my last GM (Government Motors) vehicle. Last one was a Saturn VUE with CVT transmission. At 108,000 miles transmission failed, no longer economically repairable. Ran great, wife loved it but before they went out of business I got the shaft. Bought it with 4,000 miles on it from dealership. Was going to cost 4,500 dollars to repair transmission when it failed. It is still setting in the driveway at the farm. It’s probably been 6 years since it ran.
I am through with them. Forever.
The current CEO worked for GM, I believe I heard 33 years, she had to have known something. But...she is now stuck with it.
Nothing will happen to these turds. They get away with everything they do. From the obama care to benghazi and the list just keeps on going. There is no leadership with the RINOs. So this is what we get.
We have one German car...Mercedes...and one English built car....Jaguar. Before those we owned 2 Toyotas. We haven’t owned an actual American car company car since 1992....and never will again.
The Jag is getting old and I plan on buying another Mercedes.
Now the Senate committee is meeting and turning their burning gaze upon the poor unfortunate who was given the duty to be the whipping boy, or girl in this instance, the sacrificial lamb led to slaughter for errors and omissions made, while under the watchful eye of both the UAW and the government bailout specialists.
GM was, and still is, by no means “too big to fail”. Fail it should have, back when the bailout was first considered. Had the firm gone bankrupt, it could have been fully reorganized by now, and emerged as a smaller but much more viable entity, shorn of most of its most egregious liabilities. Sure, GM retirees would have had to pay for their own “Medigap” insurance out of their own pocket, but for most of the retirees, this is not a poverty trap. They may have to rearrange some of their retirement plans, but, hey, a LOT of us have had to do that since 2010.
Let GM go bust on this sudden new liability “discovered” only far after the fact, pay off all the liability suits, or get them voided, and sell the remaining assets (if any) to whatever bidder is willing to either make the enterprise viable, or liquidate it altogether.
Whatever “bailout money” the US Treasury threw into the effort is already gone, with no hope of ever recovering it under the current form of economics now practiced in the territory once known as “the United States of America”.
Of course, the economic system could be allowed to revert to what existed as January 1, 2007. But that may be asking a bit much of the ideologues who have succeeded in capturing occupancy of the White Hut.
We own a 3/4 ton Ford pickup and a Mercury car. Neither that new, but quite functional.
I drive the old Toyota. Not a looker, but a reliable cheap operating work truck. Works for me.
Before the Toyotas I always drove Chevys...mostly Camaros. Within 3 months they all had rattles. I’d have matchbooks sticking in the vents to stop the rattles that drove me nuts.
We bought a Toyota Avalon and I drove it for 10 yrs. Not one rattle when we finally sold it.
If I find a car that doesn’t rattle I am ecstatic. lol Those noises just drive me crazy.
I had a diesel 2500 06 and overall liked it as a towing vehicle, but would not own another one. Minor defects of controls and repair prices drove me away..
Twice I shut the engine down by hitting my knee on the key chain..fortunately when stopped maneuvering a trailer. So it isn’t just the cars that have the problem. All of their controls are clunky. The cruise control etc. just don’t like them.
Ray Lahood is a real idiot..fortunately he is gone from the house and the cabinet and hopefully will never return. He was a political hack working for go along to get along..Bob Michel.
It's not difficult at all with a lock-step fascist press in the pocket of the Regime.
Just what one would expect from an evil and very corrupt administration.
Our Republic is lost. My best hope is for portions of the country to secede.
I am in my time schedule to be buying new or replacement cars. I have especially been avoiding GM cars (GM = Government Motors = Unions and Cronyism at it's worst). First replacement was a VW TDI for the wife for the quality and safety, but especially since the workers rejected the unions. Some friends at work who are GM bigots berated me for my choice, but I constantly hear about the problems they have with their cars and repeat trips to the dealerships for repairs. Plus 45-50 mpg for a diesel car is pretty appealing...
My car right now is an old Mercury Grand Marquis. It's showing it's age a bit, but still one of the most comfortable and fun cars I have ever owned. Feel I need a truck on the next go-around, so will definitely be looking at Fords. Might still keep the old Mercury around as a spare, as I believe with a little care it will run forever...
I hope GM gets the full monty for hiding the deadly defects they covered up, and hope it comes back on the administration as well...
Anyone who believes this BS needs to watch this video.
Ray LaHood: infamous islamist facilitator.
“Ray Lahood is a real idiot..fortunately he is gone from the house and the cabinet and hopefully will never return. He was a political hack working for go along to get along..Bob Michel.”
The worst part of it is LaHood is nominally a Repubican, along with this a$$hole current Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. And then there’s Mark Jerk and the “lightbulb” guy from Michigan. When you consider that “republicans” elected these turds to public office initially, you begin to understand the dimensions of our problems as a country. We often discuss the morons in the RAT party, when in truth, there are equal numbers in the RINO party.
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