General Motors 2: The Strengthening of the Strength is Strong & Stuff
Regular Red State readers know how much fun I’ve had covering the auto industry in recent years. From Obama’s push for newer, tougher CAFE standards on a struggling industry to GM’s crony CEO Dan Akerson. From the Chevy Volt’s fits and starts to GM blowing tax dollars on bonuses, marketing schemes, and ideologically-driven “green” projects. I even had the honor of being attacked by Attack Waaaaaaaaaatch probably | Read More »
Will the UAW’s King talk about Obama’s discrimination of Delphi retirees & another GM bankruptcy at #DNC2012?
A word of advice: If you happen to be watching the DNC convention tonight, don’t hold your breath in anticipation of honesty during the United Auto Workers’ top union boss Bob King’s speech. You’ll waste your time if you’re expecting an honest discussion about how the Obama Administration was ‘fair’ to the workers during Barack Obama’s taxpayer-funded bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. The UAW’s | Read More »
Is GM’s “Success” Fueled by Subprime Loans?
In his struggles to find something positive about his time as President (that doesn’t have to do with Osama bin Laden), and to justify the massive bailout of the auto companies that happened under his watch, President Obama has begun touting GM’s supposed turnaround as a success for his administration. However, there’s more to the story than what he wants to tell us. At least | Read More »
The White House Does Not Like Ford’s Ad. Did It Apply Pressure to Get the Ad Yanked?
UPDATE: Ford is now out saying it was not “coerced” into pulling the ad and that the ad campaign will continue. Wonder whatever gave the Michigan news media a contrary impression? ——————————————- I told you a week ago that the White House and General Motors coordinated on GM’s ad campaign it rolled out before the 2010 general election designed to highlight the government auto bailout | Read More »
Is The Administration Going to Use GM to Distract from Solyndra?
Many people call it Government Motors these days. General Motors has been a government slush fund to reward unions and other Democratic loyalists since the Obama Administration arrived in Washington. Now there are signs the Obama campaign and DNC intend to use GM to distract from Solyndra. If you’ll remember back in 2010, General Motors rushed out an ad campaign that claimed it had paid | Read More »
The UAW: The Curse that Just Keeps on Giving
The company formally known as General Motors (informally known as Government Motors) is preparing for an initial public stock offering (IPO). However, it appears the attractiveness of the “new” GM continues to be scarred by an old curse, the United Auto Workers. While many Americans have already sworn off the buying of GM-made vehicles, investing in General Motors, alongside the United Auto Workers may be | Read More »
Tech at Night: Net Neutrality, FreedomWorks, Christian Coalition, RIAA, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Intel, McAfee
Good evening RedStaters. I spent all weekend battling a monster cold, so I’m still a bit thrown off, and so didn’t even try to get tonight’s installment of Tech at Night in before midnight Eastern. In fact it’ll be a reach to get this done before midnight Pacific, but such is life. RedState diarist ladyimpactohio (follow her on Twitter at @ladyimpactohio) already scored one big | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, Christian coalition
, Dick Armey
, Free Press
, General Motors
, glenn reynolds
, Gun Owners of America
, Net Neutrality
, Recording Industry Association of America
, Save the Internet
SIGTARP auto report out.
The short version? Having the government do your restructuring for you isn’t necessarily the brightest thing in the world. Particularly when there’s a variety of conflicting objectives. At least, if what you’re trying to do is actually create a better version of your company; if your goal is to use government fiat to streamline the operations of your newly government-owned automobile manufacturer it apparently works | Read More »