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GM Blames "Bias" for Lagging Sales, Revenue
Associated Posers ^ | 10-26-2012 | geronl

Posted on 10/26/2012 7:43:58 AM PDT by GeronL

(Associated Posers) – DETROIT – Some high-level executives are feeling down about some of the after-effects of the so-called “bailout”. They said they miscalculated public reaction in accepting the terms dictated from Washington.

“Apparently there is a bias in this country, very widespread, that people believe a business should earn its revenue by selling products or services” said one executive who requested anonymity “We were under the impression that once the people understood they were all part-owners of the company that they would take pride in it”.

Instead of rightly appreciating the government taking their money and buying up 25% of General Motors, many people were upset at having to prop-up a failing business. GM executives were totally caught off guard by the ridicule of them being called “Government Motors” and worse. Rather than taking pride that GM had taken its place alongside the Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument as icons of the US, they were seen as corporate welfare hogs.

Since the bailout the company has shed costs by building vehicles in Mexico and other countries, ended production of some brands and closed dealerships. The company also continued to build the money-losing Chevy Volt because of the requirement of their new biggest shareholder-the government, despite bottom of the barrel sales.

“This bias that some Americans have is paradoxically hurting our effort to buy our stock back from the government. They are making it harder for us to undo what they dislike. Those who opposed to the bailout are the ones at fault for making this drag on” the unnamed official complained “These haters would rather by a second-hand Toyota or a Kia than a GM product and they are hurting the bottom line. We might need the government to solve this problem”

When asked what the government could do about consumer preferences the GM official pointed to the Supreme Court ruling that allowed government to mandate the purchase of health insurance, saying it could just as easily mandate the purchase of a car. The revenue from this forced sale could fund the giving away of vehicles to the poor.

“Being a part-owned by the government, like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or the Postal Service might be a good solution, it would allow all kinds of interesting things to happen” he said, “We even have a sub-compact design that is environmentally friendly that could be built to give away to those too poor to buy a mandated vehicle”

The vehicle in question the Federally Approved Required Tract Rover, FART Rover, would not need to pass crash test or safety standards because semi-public GM could get those standards waived.

“We can dream up all kinds of ways to save this company” the GM official said “Unfortunately, this will only happen if the consumer bias against public ownership is overcome in this election. It won't happen if Mitt Romney wins, I think we all know that”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: governmentmotors; satire
Poking the wasps nest with a very long stick SATIRE
1 posted on 10/26/2012 7:44:03 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Country Gal; Irenic; Vendome; SeminoleCounty

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2 posted on 10/26/2012 7:45:02 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

HEY, this is America, not Russia. I guess people didn’t want to support GOVERNMENT MOTORS i.e. Obama’s Volt Car, because they want the competition to get rid of high union wages, vast benefits for the labor bosses, and the cost to tax payers already, why woudn’t Americans be biased. Are they STUPID..


3 posted on 10/26/2012 7:47:25 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: GeronL

Don’t give them any ideas!


4 posted on 10/26/2012 7:48:10 AM PDT by MichiganCheese (It's now or never!)
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To: GeronL

“...GM could get those standards waived.”

Though this is satire, it is true that the government did not collect taxes from its motor company last year in order to show a bogus “profit.” If Ford didn’t pay its taxes, the IRS would slap a huge fine on it. That is Obama “fairness.”


5 posted on 10/26/2012 7:49:07 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: rovenstinez

Had to check twice. Satire.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 7:49:22 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: txrefugee

A real news article on this topic -> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950466/posts


7 posted on 10/26/2012 7:51:42 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MichiganCheese

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8 posted on 10/26/2012 7:52:19 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: massgopguy

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a real article on the topic: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950466/posts


9 posted on 10/26/2012 7:53:10 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Oh! NO. NO. We think that it was great fun!

Look at all the fun.

President Obama’s UAW bailout threw tens of thousands of nonunion autoworkers under the bus since September 2010. It’s the real-life horror story of some 20,000 white-collar workers at Delphi

The gutting of white-collar worker pensions at Delphi, GM’s biggest parts supplier, is a teachable moment about UAW power and Obama administration callousness... and what fun it was to screw the bond holders!

Obama's UAW bailout threw tens of thousands of nonunion autoworkers under the bus. It's the ongoing horror story of some 20,000 white-collar workers . . . .

Hey GM and Obama, why don't you start screaming RACISTS! Everyone knows that the workers that got screwed would not say a word if the president was a white dude.

10 posted on 10/26/2012 8:01:26 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Very true


11 posted on 10/26/2012 8:06:02 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: rovenstinez
Are they STUPID..

STUPID is not the right word. Like intelligent Dems, they are not stupid, but monumentally devoid of sound judgement!

12 posted on 10/26/2012 8:10:30 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: GeronL
I will NOT buy any Chevrolet until the government divest itself completely!!
13 posted on 10/26/2012 8:14:23 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GeronL

LOL


14 posted on 10/26/2012 8:22:36 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: GeronL

GM was not bailed out. The unions were.


15 posted on 10/26/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT by DManA
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Hey GM...dinna yer Da e'er tell ye?

Lay down with dogs, wake up with fleas.

16 posted on 10/26/2012 8:34:17 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: GeronL
Satire or not, don't tick off your customers.
Unethical is unethical even when the gov't does it.
Big wad of taxpayer cash to unions, as well as company control, shafting preferred investors, ousting perfectly good dealerships...
Red-blooded American Chevy owners saw it and did not like it one bit.
I have a Chevy truck but I won't buy another as long as GM = Government Motors.
Aren't the lefties all for boycotts? Don't like being on the receiving end? TOUGH!

17 posted on 10/26/2012 8:38:27 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: GeronL

See the Mideast every day, in your Chevrolet. Watch out for the rounds buzzing overhead... In my best Doris Day singing voice.


18 posted on 10/26/2012 8:42:03 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: GeronL

“...GM official pointed to the Supreme Court ruling that allowed government to mandate the purchase of health insurance, saying it could just as easily mandate the purchase of a car. The revenue from this forced sale could fund the giving away of vehicles to the poor. “

Isn’t that really the next step? That fascistic act is too easy to imagine and then see its fruition in reality.

FART Rover? FARTR


19 posted on 10/26/2012 8:58:39 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GeronL

Yeah,
“I’m biased,
I’m racist,
I’m a homophobe,
etc etc etc,
But i’ll be damned if I purchase a gub mint motors anything.
Be it chevy or chrysler.


20 posted on 10/26/2012 8:59:51 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: GeronL

I know it’s satire, but I, for one, will not even consider a GM car.


21 posted on 10/26/2012 9:00:33 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: rovenstinez

HEY, this is America, not Russia. I guess people didn’t want to support GOVERNMENT MOTORS i.e. Obama’s Volt Car, because they want the competition to get rid of high union wages, vast benefits for the labor bosses, and the cost to tax payers already, why woudn’t Americans be biased. Are they STUPID..
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Ironically Russian Lada car maker said that same crap like GM now to their customers since the Iron Curtain fallen.

It has never worked and they pushed government to tariff foreign cars.

Until just recently they had to pay $40,000 for a base Camry due to a tariffs to force less wealthy customers into buying a lemon Lada.


22 posted on 10/26/2012 10:24:50 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: GeronL

Try JEEPS MADE IN CHINA dumba##es Thank your democratic commie friends in the WH. Can we say outsourcing, you know the claim that was made by YOUR president about Romney only Romney is not the president.....yet


23 posted on 10/27/2012 3:39:31 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: GeronL

Satire or not, I need a new car and am buying a Ford, just for this reason.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 3:42:54 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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