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Did White House Commit Perjury About GM Bailout?
Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 7, 2012

Posted on 08/08/2012 6:03:54 AM PDT by Zakeet

Cronyism: In recent days, the scope of the Obama White House's cronyism has become shockingly apparent. A trove of emails shows it deprived thousands of workers of their pensions to benefit unions, then lied about it.

The news site The Daily Caller has obtained internal government emails that show the U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, pushed in 2009 to end the pensions of 20,000 non-union employees of GM's Delphi auto parts unit as part of the auto bailout.

What's truly outrageous is that, while those workers were cheated of their full pensions, union employees of the same Delphi company got their pensions paid.

This financially ruinous favoritism of union workers over nonunion workers is blatantly unfair, illegal and a violation of Constitutional guarantees of equal treatment under the law. And the reason is political.

By its own reckoning, organized labor spent nearly $400 million to get Obama elected in 2008, more by far than any other interest group. So it's no surprise the White House punished nonunion workers and rewarded union members when it came time to "bail out" GM.

Total value of the auto industry bailout to the unions was, by one estimate, $26 billion. For the unions, their $400 million was money well spent indeed.

What's disturbing is it now appears several White House officials may have lied about how this obvious favoritism came about. Looking at the record, Treasury and White House officials appear guilty not just of political malfeasance, but of perjury as well. On this, the Daily Caller's email cache is damning.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bailout; fraud; gm; unions

You Right Wing Nuts can rest assured that we will take this matter just as seriously as we do allegations of voter fraud, voter intimidation, gun running, illegal immigration, and other violations of the Constitution and duly enacted laws.

1 posted on 08/08/2012 6:04:00 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

OF COURSE the White House lied. They lie every day of the week.


2 posted on 08/08/2012 6:07:20 AM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: Zakeet

We are a corrupt Soviet Union being run by a dictator.

Pray for America


3 posted on 08/08/2012 6:12:50 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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To: Zakeet

This is how communism works... up close and personal.

LLS


4 posted on 08/08/2012 6:24:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Zakeet

“Did White House Commit Perjury About GM Bailout?”

Almost certainly. But the only punishment is impeachment. While the President could be impeached, with a Democrat-majority Senate, run by Dingy Harry Reid, his chances of being convicted are only slightly greater than that of the Our Lady Of Perpetual Motion grammer school football team beating the 2012 Super Bowl Winners in a playoff game.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 6:32:46 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: Zakeet
"This financially ruinous favoritism of union workers over nonunion workers is blatantly unfair, illegal and a violation of Constitutional guarantees of equal treatment under the law. And the reason is political."

And there is not a supreme court judge, in any state that is going to do one damn thing about it.

We are run by a crap-pot load of criminals who are above the law.....

And unless there is a by-god running revolution in the streets to bring these criminals to justice nothing is going to change.

6 posted on 08/08/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

Of course they did.So what?No one will ever,ever be held to account.We know it..they know it.The media only notices if a republican may have done something wrong.


7 posted on 08/08/2012 6:40:18 AM PDT by pawpawrick (I had a life once but my job ate it)
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To: Zakeet
Looking at the record, Treasury and White House officials appear guilty not just of political malfeasance, but of perjury as well.

Nothing out of the ordinary here. SOP for this gang.

When elected officials fail to discharge their duties within the law, then they should lose all immunity and protection of the law at which time, we the electorate should be able to remove them, outside the law if necessary, without consequence!

8 posted on 08/08/2012 6:41:41 AM PDT by varon (The patriots stand guard tonight.)
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To: Zakeet

And Scooter Libby was put in prison for getting a date wrong in his FBI statement. There is no punishment for Democrats who lie to Congress because they have a special exemption to lie at will.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 6:44:44 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Zakeet

Everyone in the white hut figured out a long time ago that there is no penalty for ignoring the law and violating The Constitution. Who is going to challenge them - Boehner and McConnell, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!


10 posted on 08/08/2012 6:50:03 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: txrefugee
The Liberal as a species lies as a matter of principle. Even when the truth will as easily acheive their purpose, they will choose to lie just to introduce more falsehood into the social narrative, further clouding the line between truth and fiction, expanding upon the "grey area" in which their particular form of disingenuous "fact-shaping" can flourish.

Absent the controls implied and imposed by moral precepts like "right and wrong," "good and evil," the truth becomes whatever the group "in power" says it is.

Homosexuality is just fine.

Mothers murdering their children is just fine.

Why should people worry about offending a God who doesn't exist?

The insidious truth is that Liberals lie as a function of pure necessity. Without the lies, their world cannot exist. So, they lie as a matter of pure principle.

Liberal Extremism is a mental disorder, and America must either excise this cancer from within, or be consumed by it. There is no middle-ground.

Choose this day whom you will serve.

;-\

11 posted on 08/08/2012 6:58:19 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Barrio Bummer ~ America's First Gay President")
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To: The Sons of Liberty
"Who is going to challenge them - Boehner and McConnell, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"

So that would mean that the CORRUPTION extends into the GOP as well. Every layer of political operatives that does nothing is just as complicit as the WH. We have established that Boehner is so desirous of being 'one of the boys' in the Ruling Class that he has the spine of a snake and will do nothing. Where is the Tea Party Class of 2010? Maybe Isssa? He pushed Fast and Furious quite hard for a while.

The Founding Fathers are said to have deliberately designed a governing system that prevented fast action, but I don't think that they intended no action. The Dems are playing the game, ignoring all the rules - and winning.

12 posted on 08/08/2012 7:37:46 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: bray

Obama has been a communist most of his life. He has advanced socialism to the point it is like his unions, especially the SEIU, are his brown shirts. He is not much different then the beginning of Hitler creating his hate for the jews and his brown shirts with his contempt of conservative values and Rep’s. He is making certain he controls the press. He uses treaties to bypass the consitution plus he makes exec orders to do the same. The city of Chicago reportedly had the names of every gun owner in the USA after the gun ban. I am not certain that is fact, however; Mussolini had nothing on Obamalini.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 7:59:40 AM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Zakeet; All
who has the famous, "does the bear $h!t in the woods" photo handy. :-\

14 posted on 08/08/2012 8:30:34 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Zakeet
Did White House Commit Perjury About GM Bailout?

If you have to ask you already know the answer. They havfe lied about TARP, GM bailout, unemploymwent stats... in short everything.

15 posted on 08/08/2012 9:04:50 AM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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