Skip to comments.Obama falsely claims that GM repaid bailout… Again
Posted on 06/08/2011 3:36:27 PM PDT by Todd Kinsey
For the second time President Obama has falsely claimed that General Motors repaid the bailout they received from the American taxpayers.
The first time Obama lied to the American people about GM repaying its loan was in April 2010. This past Saturday the president was at it again telling a crowd in Ohio Chrysler has repaid every dime and more of what it owes American taxpayers for their support during my presidency.
Glenn Kessler does an outstanding job ripping the president apart at his blog the Fact Checker but the key to Obamas argument are the words during my presidency. You see President Obama is just playing politics by not counting the first bailout that GM received while President Bush was still in office. It has gotten to the point that if Obama is speaking you can assume hes lying. This guy makes Bill Clinton look like Abe Lincoln.
The president also touts the fact that the administration is in the process of completing its divestiture of GM stock. On the surface this sounds great but according to the Wall Street Journal, the government still owns some 500 million shares and is selling them at nearly a fifty-percent loss of the taxpayers hard earned money. When all is said and done, Italian automaker Fiat will own a majority stake in General Motors with the United Auto Workers owning the other forty-six percent.
When you think about it the UAW made out like bandits. They made just over $23 million in donations to the Democrat Party from 2000 to 2008, with over $4 million going to Obama, and walked away with significant ownership in the worlds second largest auto maker. Not a bad return on their investment wouldnt you say? A $4 million investment gets you a forty-six percent stake in a company with a market cap (value) of $45 billion.
Some of the facts appear to be incorrect. I believe Fiat owns part of Chrysler, not GM.
Who’s gonna repay the bondholders?
Barack Oblahblah can say what he likes. The media will never call him on it.
I got to that point before he was sworn into office.
A $4 million investment gets you a forty-six percent stake in a company with a market cap (value) of $45 billion.
Crony Capitalism on steroids!
It’s Crony Communism.
It’s really closer to the true definition of fascism than any other model of government.
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