Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The mind-boggling hypocrisy of the GM hearings


General Motors CEO Mary Barra "stonewalled" lawmakers when she testified on the automaker's massive recall of faulty ignition switches, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee told CNBC on Wednesday.
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Barra appears before a Senate committee on Wednesday for another round of testimony. Lawmakers want to know why GM launched a recall of the faulty ignition switches this year when it had known of problems with the car parts since 2001.

The switches have been linked to at least 13 deaths, but DeGette suspects the number could rise.
from GM's Barra 'stonewalled': Lawmaker

And then, after whitewashing its image by wringing its bloody hands over a few deaths out of the thousands killed annually by our wonderful "free market" transportation system (which should be recalled for loss of traction in icy weather), Congress got back to its master's business of starting a world war.