Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The government bullies it's competitor in the car business
If you're dumb enough to believe the tripe coming from the hysterical media, you probably think thousands of ordinary Americans had lost their lives and loved ones because Toyota knowingly sold faulty cars but, there have only been 19 "claimed" deaths due to a "sticky gas pedal" or "floor mat impedance" in the past 10 years. That's less than two fatalities each year. When you compare that to the 40,000 total fatalities on America's roads in each of those years, how do you explain these kabuki-theater hearings in Washington to grill Toyota execs on safety issues?
This is the deal: the Obama administration is in the car business now. I mean they own majority shares in GM and Chrysler. Despite the bailouts, those companies continue to struggle under the weight of outrageous union labor contracts. And Toyota just passed GM as the world's largest car manufacturer. I think Obama, Emanuel, and congressional democrats have decided to appease their union masters by taking this opportunity to destroy Toyota solely to boost domestic car sales.
Yesterday we were treated to the sad sobbing story by a lady whose Toyota magically accelerated all by itself and took her on a harrowing 100mph interstate odyssey. She claims that she tried everything to stop the car like riding the breaks, changing gears but, nothing worked. Did anybody ask her why she didn't just turn the stupid keys off?
The US government is totally conflicted in this and should at the least recuse itself from the issue altogether. It is a disgrace that this sort of thing is happening in what used to be the capitalist center of the world. The sole purpose for these idiotic hearings is to harm Toyota and hope that GM and Chrysler sales will go up....and it is outrageous!