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30th March
2009
written by Sean Noble

Does it bother anyone else that the White House has “directed” GM to sack its CEO Rick Wagoner?  I know there will be some who say that with the amount of money the government is pumping into GM that they should have some say into who is running the joint, but it makes me a little queasy, if not downright nauseous.

We’ve entered really dangerous territory.  This isn’t government creep, it’s creepy government.

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9 Comments

  1. NotSoNoble
    30/03/2009

    If he wasn’t willing to make the chances that the taxpayers, shareholders, and bondholders needed to see — why not sack him?

    It’s called spring cleaning.

  2. Jill
    30/03/2009

    One reason not to “sack him” come to mind: That’s called socialism!!

  3. Mollie
    30/03/2009

    Can we apply this rule to Obama, too? I feel like it is relevant:
    “If he wasn’t willing to make the chances that the taxpayers, shareholders, and bondholders needed to see — why not sack him?
    It’s called spring cleaning”

  4. Mr. Conservative
    30/03/2009

    Anyone read “Liberal Fascism”? This is very scary to me… Who’s next?

  5. DGN
    30/03/2009

    I wonder if Chapter 11 protection looks better to GM now than it did three months ago?

    The government is like a loan shark. If you get money from them, they write the terms. Rick Wagoner now metaphorically sleeps with da fishes.

  6. Carol
    30/03/2009

    This creepith me out too. Since when does a President have the time to direct his attention to the inner dynamics of a major corporation? Unless, of course, he creates an oversight committee, with a chairman, and a secretary to make reports, and an independent (unbiased) accounting entity, and so on…

  7. 30/03/2009

    The creepier act is to GM asking for and accepting tax funds in the first place. He who pays the bills calls the tune.

  8. Woody
    31/03/2009

    Creepier and Creepier…but not much scarier than former Treasury Secretary Hank P. strong arming all the banks to take money or else. The supposedly conservative Bush Administration had more than its share of socialists. We are definitely up the creek.

  9. D. Sposito
    31/03/2009

    Here are the consequences of politicizing (nationalizing) the private sector; Politico.com is reporting the Service Employees Union(SEIU) are now demanding Obama fire Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis.

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