GM CEO Mary Barra Testifies At Congressional Hearing On Ignition Recall Failure

 

GM CEO Mary Barra

 

 

 

” The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General Motors’ new CEO on why the automaker took 10 years to recall cars with the defect.

  At a hearing on Capitol Hill before a House subcommittee, GM’s Mary Barra acknowledged under often testy questioning that the company took too long to act. She promised changes at GM that would prevent such a lapse from happening again.

” If there’s a safety issue, we’re going to make the right change and accept that,” said Barra, who became CEO in January and almost immediately found herself thrust into one of the biggest product safety crises Detroit has ever seen.

  But as relatives of the crash victims looked on intently, she admitted that she didn’t know why it took years for the safety defect to be announced. And she deflected many questions about what went wrong, saying an internal investigation is under way.”

 

 

 

    While we acknowledge that this fiasco/coverup started well before the government took over control of the company the fact remains that we are only getting to the truth nearly six years after the beginning of State control and that , in our eyes makes the State every bit as complicit in these deaths as GM itself . For shame .

As a matter of fact we’d be willing to bet that if the current administration hadn’t made the State “resurrection” of GM a showpiece of it’s stimulus success , that if the government had not been directly involved in the success/failure of the company that the authorities would have served in the role as watchdog and brought these deaths to a halt years ago . 

   The State had no skin in the game with Toyota and had no hesitation in putting the screws to that company  . 

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