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Emails: Geithner, Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi workers’ pensions
Daily Caller ^ | August 6, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 08/07/2012 5:10:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that the U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, was the driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company.

The move, made in 2009 while the Obama administration implemented its auto bailout plan, appears to have been made solely because those retirees were not members of labor unions.

The internal government emails contradict sworn testimony, in federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama administration figures. They also indicate that the administration misled lawmakers and the courts about the sequence of events surrounding the termination of those non-union pensions, and that administration figures violated federal law.

Delphi, a General Motors company, is one of the world’s largest automotive parts manufacturers. Twenty thousand of its workers lost nearly their entire pensions when the government bailed out GM. At the same time, Delphi employees who were members of the United Auto Workers union saw their pensions topped off and made whole.

The White House and Treasury Department have consistently maintained that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) independently made the decision to terminate the 20,000 non-union Delphi workers’ pension plan. The PBGC is a federal government agency that handles private-sector pension benefits issues. Its charter calls for independent representation of pension beneficiaries’ interests.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: auto; autobailout; automakers; bho44; delphi; geithner; nonunion; pbgc; pension; pensions; treasury; union; unions
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To: Spartan79

Yeah...I know...but we absolutely should make our outrage known to him and McConnel. Hopefully after November, we can get new leadership on the house and senate.

41 posted on 08/07/2012 7:27:24 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: MNGal

IF Romney & the RNC don’t want to put together such an ad directly, how about all thos large PAC’S?

The Koch brothers should be VERY interested.

42 posted on 08/07/2012 7:28:52 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: eyeamok

The next Congress and US AG will be busy prosecuting all the corruption that is the Obama administration.

43 posted on 08/07/2012 7:38:36 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
one word

44 posted on 08/07/2012 7:40:33 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: txrefugee; VRWCarea51; ridesthemiles; HollyB

Romney has spoken about us, especially in Ohio and Michigan. So believe me, he knows. We have been in intense contacts with several congressman and senators, but either their hands are tied or don’t have the guts to proceed with a remedy. Of course they ‘support us’ whatever that will get you.

Romney DID make a web ad a while back regarding our pensions.

45 posted on 08/07/2012 7:41:48 AM PDT by arichtaxpayer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Scooter Libby was convicted of lying to and FBI agent based on the FBI agent’s hand written notes of the interview. These lying bastards will escape unscathed. Why do Dems make such good politicians? Because they have absolutely no scruples whatsoever.

The Dems are aided and abetted by spineless Repubs.

46 posted on 08/07/2012 7:42:56 AM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
And, once again, I presume the major media will either not report this or deemphasize it. The lock that Obama has on the print and broadcast media is of incalculable value and worth the equivalent of billions in campaign contributions.
47 posted on 08/07/2012 8:16:00 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Not to worry, the Washington Post and NY Times are on this like white on rice.

48 posted on 08/07/2012 8:18:43 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

anything less than impeachment and imprisonment would be a travesty for the CONgre$$ional crooks on both sides of the aisle in DC.. where is the oversight? the prosecution?

49 posted on 08/07/2012 8:20:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

People who dedicated their lives to these companies are being crucified. And it’s not just Delphi. Retirees from Bank of America are being left with no pension thanks to Chris Dodd and that disgusting Frank.

I despise them all. Heartless, powerhungry monsters.

50 posted on 08/07/2012 8:22:55 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Since when is something like contract law going to stop obama and geithner from grabbing your pensions and retirement funds. It’s been a big shining prize for these leftists from the get go. If you think your 401k, IRA, or pensions are safe from the clutches of the government, you are sadly mistaken. In the words of obama: “you didn’t build that, someone else did”. That gives these leftists an excuse to do whatever they want, and they are doing just that.

51 posted on 08/07/2012 8:38:20 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

“Boehner doesn’t care.
Pelosi doesn’t care.
Reid doesn’t care.
Deal with it (vote the bastards out).

Glad you put the worst offender at the top of your list. Boner is a worthless turd. We need to put enough Tea Party folks in the House to make certain he’s not re-elected Speaker.

52 posted on 08/07/2012 8:38:49 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They also took mine by stealing the money to pay off my GM bonds. There is no punishment to great for all in the Obama regime.

53 posted on 08/07/2012 8:43:19 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The taxpayers do not owe the union workers special protections. This is the Democrats buying votes with taxpayer money.

54 posted on 08/07/2012 9:04:35 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Everything the Obama administration has said is either a complete lie or stretching the truth.

55 posted on 08/07/2012 10:23:52 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04
Yes, but at the time people gave Obama the benefit of doubt. Now we know that Obama lies about EVERYTHING.


56 posted on 08/07/2012 11:58:32 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; ExTexasRedhead

Ping for later read .............................................................. FRegards

57 posted on 08/07/2012 7:05:51 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I got $100 says they won’t do a Damn thing about anything except full speed ahead towards that cliff. Unless of course the Entire Leadership of BOTH PARTIES are voted out of office.

58 posted on 08/07/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: arichtaxpayer; txrefugee; All

“A new video advertisement from conservative advocacy group Let Freedom Ring features the stories of several Delphi salaried retirees, who lost their pensions at the hand of the Secretary Tim Geithner’s Department of Treasury.

“I would ask President Obama why I had no rights and he had all the rights to take my pension away and never ever look back and say not only did I take it from Mary Miller, but I took it from 20,000 other people and their families,” one Delphi salaried retiree, Mary Miller, says in the ad.

“It’s made life pretty rough. I’ve really struggled to pay for the basics,” Miller also says in the ad, adding that the Obama administration’s actions led to her losing “over 30 percent of my pension.”

The ad is destined for television sets and online ads in the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Let Freedom Ring executive director Alex Cortes said in an email to The Daily Caller.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign has addressed the Delphi pension as well, in a May web video.”...........

FR post:

59 posted on 08/08/2012 12:33:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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