Toyota sticks a drive shaft in the UAW’s eye (updated with info from another article)
Toyota was the biggest beneficiary of cash for clunkers, and right after it has ended they say they’re pulling out of a California factory – the only one where they have the dubious pleasure of dealing with the UAW. But it’s not quite that simple. The first two paragraphs make it sound like Toyota are the bad guys. Thanks Reuters. You’re the guys who just | Read More »
GM’s environmental quid pro quo.
(H/T: Instapundit) I am honestly surprised to find that there are people surprised by this. Among those clamoring for attention and payouts from Motors Liquidation Co., the company that assumed General Motors’ unwanted assets after its Chapter 11 filing, are the environmental and economic redevelopment departments of state governments. According to reports, when GM exited bankruptcy, its polluted factory and land sites were consumed by | Read More »
Saving the American Dream
Right now in Washington, D.C., we are seeing nothing short of the deconstruction of America’s free-market system. To be blunt, the strong arm tactics of the Obama Administration’s Auto Task Force are crushing the dreams of many American business owners – and simultaneously putting our future prosperity in jeopardy. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve spoken with the GM and Chrysler car dealerships from | Read More »
Socialism checklist: First the banks, then the auto dealerships, healthcare, education, immigration?
Prior to the November elections, Republicans warned impressionable voters about how a vote for The One and his running mate could and would lead to socialism. The voters just laughed and proceeded to vote for them anyway. Nationalizing the Banks Now, a half a year later, the banks that “fail” have been nationalized along with money lending companies like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and | Read More »
Obama Motors And NASCAR – Cuts – Big Cuts.
Hi: In case you didn’t know by now, my signature is all real…… I’m a huge NASCAR fan. It’s not nearly the most important thing going on in the world, but without question, most of this is going to appear on the surface to be and definitely taken as “gotcha politics” from Teh Mess-I-Yah to all of us NASCAR-lovin’ redneck hillbilly gun totin’ folk. Here’s | Read More »
The Failed Domestic Policies of President Obama
The Failed Domestic Policies of President Obama President Obama will fail in virtually everything he attempts because he puts the protection of his supporters over that of industries he is bailing out. Obama has spent more of our money in 4 months than all previous Presidents combined, on TARP, P-PIP, TALF, Stimulus, Budget, etc. It is obvious he is sprinkling our money like confetti | Read More »
Show your loyalty. Sell your Prius.
(Via Glenn Reynolds) GayPatriot has the right idea here: Those who want to give people like Barney a say in the running of General Motors (and Chrysler for that matter), that is those who favor Obama’s Auto Plan, can show that they really believe this is the right way to manufacture automobiles by put their money where their mouths are. When it comes time for | Read More »
Democrats Treating Car Dealerships as Jobs Program
Roll Call reports that Democrats in Congress are starting to get serious about forcing the Obama administration to reduce the number of auto dealership closings: Lawmakers concerned about car dealerships being forced to close amid General Motors and Chrysler restructuring moved fast this week to shine the spotlight on the matter — and seem to have gotten the attention they wanted. The House Energy and | Read More »
Dealergate 10: The cost of closing dealers
The closing of Chrysler and GM dealerships is going to be an expensive process for Americans. The taxpayers have already been fleeced of billions of dollars to put Chrysler and GM under the thumb of the federal government, but it will be difficult to estimate the additional costs of closing 789 Chrysler and 1200 GM dealers.
Let us compare two commercials: GM’s, and its parody.
This is the original: …annnnnd (via Ace of Spades) this is the parody. The parody’s better. Not to mention, considerably more honest. Moe Lane PS: I don’t know whether this site is Left-oriented or Right-oriented, but I’ll say this: whoever made it is not happy. And he or she is right to be not happy. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Dealergate 8: Look who’s concerned now
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer and Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Daniel Maffei, in a letter today to President Barack Obama, expressed their “growing concern” over the closings of GM and Chrysler dealerships. Moreover, the three congressional Democrats say they want to hear a “compelling justification” how closing healthy dealerships will improve the ailing automakers’ fiscal situation. The three were asking their Capitol Hill | Read More »
The Truth About Cars?
At The Truth About Cars, Ken Elias posits that though Monday’s announcement of the GM bankruptcy was a bad day for the once dominant U.S. automaker, it was an even worse day for Toyota. His theory is that GM, bolstered with taxpayer dollars and free from creditors’ demands, will come roaring back with bold new products and lower fixed costs, more competitive than ever: Toyota | Read More »
GM No More
Image via Wikipedia With General Motors quickly making its transformation to Government Motors, I have made the decision not to buy any GM products. For that matter, I don’t intend to use any products related to GM either – for example, Ally Bank – formerly GMAC bank. It may seem a small thing, but it is a necessary, albeit small blow against the government takeover | Read More »
The Birth Of Government Motors (GM)
With the bankruptcy filing of the former General Motors Corporation the birth of the expanded Government Motors has now emerged a much larger and more encompassing nationalized monster that when it first appeared through the bankruptcy of Chrysler. Once again as with Chrysler, the announcement of the bankruptcy did not come from a CEO or the members of the board of the formerly privately owned | Read More »
GM reinvention – so much for it going down to the wire
Maybe it’s just me, but it seems interesting that on the same day that the GM bankruptcy was announced they already had a brand new website with a slick new ad that I would think had been worked on for at least a few weeks. Hmmm. And all the sports images are bad enough – I thought the NHL and the NFL were more protective | Read More »