Forget Government Motor’s $50 billion dollar bailout, plus GM’s $9 billion IPO loss 8 months ago, plus the Feds purchasing 1-in-every-4 GM hybrids sold, plus bankrupt GM distributing manager bonuses up to 50% of their salaries, plus GM spending $4 million on lobbyists in 3 months, plus GM covering corporate transgender surgeries, plus Motor Trend naming Chevy Volt as ‘Car of the Year’ without a single Volt ever being sold, plus Chevy Volt ‘earning’ government’s top safety rating, plus Chevy Volt costing taxpayers $7,500 for every vehicle sold, plus taxpayer funded GM sponsoring a communist propaganda film…
Yeah, like we need some sort of warning, or sign, that a ‘soft’ tyranny is taking place.
Taxpayer Funded GM Pushes For Higher Gas Tax
(Detroit News) General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal gas tax boosted as much as $1 a gallon to nudge consumers toward more fuel-efficient cars, and he’s confident the government will soon shed its remaining 26 percent stake in the once-bankrupt automaker.
He is grateful for the government’s rescue of GM — “I have nothing but good things to say about them”, said Akerson.
Akerson would like to see it step up to the challenge of setting a higher gas tax, as part of a comprehensive energy policy.
A government-imposed tax hike, Akerson believes, will prompt more people to buy small cars and do more good for the environment than forcing automakers to comply with higher gas-mileage standards.
And in case you missed last week’s Government Motors Loves Communism news…
GM Sponsors And Celebrates Soon To Be Released Chi-Com Propaganda Film
(Washington Times) In late 2010, General Motors agreed to sponsor a propaganda film celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP made film titled (translated to English) “The Birth of a Party” or “The Great Achievement of Founding the Party” is set to premiere all over the Communist nation on June 15 reported China AutoWeb last September. The auto website adds:
“According to an announcement posted on Shanghai GM’s official web site yesterday, whose title reads “joining hands with China Film Group, Cadillac whole-heartedly supports the making of the Birth of a Party…”
The report goes further:
“As the CCP marries totalitarianism with capitalism and fools the people with entertainment, only the “politically correct” or stupid–or those who pretend to be so–can get rich. And GM seems to know this very well. While Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volvo have all rushed to please China’s rich and powerful through physical enlargement (offering models of extended wheelbases), Cadillac gratifies the party orally, singing praises through a film.”
According to the above report, the film will discuss events that led up to the formation of the CCP following the 1917 Russian Revolution. When the movie first went into production GM signed up Cadillac as the “chief business partner” with the Communist Party, stating: “Cadillac whole-heartedly supports the making of the Birth of a Party.”
In fact, an AP article in early May points out, “Chinese TV regulators have reportedly ordered local broadcasters to stay away from spy and crime thrillers as part of a propaganda buildup for the ruling Communist Party’s 90th anniversary July 1.” Stars of the film are reportedly chauffeured around China in the Cadillac SLS in an effort to promote the movie all over the Communist led country.
The United States government currently own 33% of the GM company following the auto-bailouts of 2009, and GM CEO Daniel Akerson describes China, as the “key to [GM's] success.” (h/t The Detroit Bureau)
Presently, GM’s business in China is selling more autos in the Asian country than in the United States. The Washington Post noted last week that China was GM’s solution to help the car-maker recover from bankruptcy, so the company “is only expected to widen as an increasing number of Chinese grow rich enough to purchase their first car.”
Along with concern over China’s ownership of trillions of dollars of U.S. debt, it is truly troubling that an American company financially supported now by the U.S. taxpayer is happily promoting Communist propaganda that glosses over the atrocities of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Let’s get Marcus Tullius Cicero’s (106 BC – 43 BC) perspective on the entire matter:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.”
“For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero; philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist.
Obama’s Playbook – published by 1940′s General Motors: HERE
Obama and Communist Party support One Nation Rally: HERE
Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE
GM spend $4 million in 3 months on lobbyists: HERE
GM covers ladyboy transgender surgeries: HERE
Bankrupt GM and Chrysler give managers big bonuses – up to 50% – after taxpayer funded bailouts: HERE
Cash For Clunkers II – ‘Charging America Forward’: HERE
Obama administration bought 1-in-4 GM hybrids sold: HERE
Taxpayers – $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold: HERE
GM recalls 154,000 Chevys: HERE
Mainstream media publishes another GM press release as ‘news’ — Government Motors claims ‘chocolate rations’ are up: HERE
Washington Post and CBS receive $2 million in taxpayer subsidies: HERE
Tesla Motors awarded $465 million in taxpayer funds, loses $35 million in 3rd quarter: HERE
Bankrupt GE to spend $30 billion as Obama administration continues to fund GE: HERE
GE’s strategy – ‘Let’s avoid taxes altogether: HERE
Government handouts surpass tax income: HERE
Liberty slips away – Hitler takeover: HERE
Our nation cannot survive treason from within: HERE