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13 Deaths, Untold Heartache, From G.M. Defect

 

 

 

 

” For most of the last decade, Candice Anderson has carried unspeakable guilt over the death of her boyfriend. He was killed in 2004 in a car accident here, and she was at the wheel. At one point, Ms. Anderson, who had a trace of Xanax in her blood, even faced a manslaughter charge. She was 21.

  All these years, Ms. Anderson — now engaged and a mother — has been a devoted visitor to his grave. She tidies it every season, sweeping away leaves and setting down blue daisies with gold glitter for his birthday, miniature lit trees for Christmas, stones with etched sayings for the anniversary of their accident.

“ It’s torn me up,” Ms. Anderson said of the death of Gene Mikale Erickson. “I’ve always wondered, was it really my fault?”

Last week, she learned it was not.”

   Read more of these 13 acknowledged victims of GM and the Fed’s conspiracy here and note these articles below that argue that the “official” death toll of 13 is just the beginning .

Federal Auto Safety Regulator: GM Ignition Flaws Likely Killed More Than 13 People

Why GM Recall Death Toll Will Rise

NHTSA Says More Than 13 Killed In GM Recalled Cars

    While this scandalous behavior on the part of GM began long before the government became the major shareholder , it demonstrates most succinctly that once the Feds became a partner of this private corporation and had a vested interest in the success and/or failure of that particular corporation that it abdicated it’s primary function as a watchdog of the public’s interests .

Saturday Night Live Cold Open – GM Corruption And The CEO’s Testimony Before Congress

 

 

 

SNL Cold Open GM Hearings

 

 

 

” GM CEO Mary Barra discusses the transparency of the “New GM” and takes questions about the Chevy Cobalt’s defective ignition switch.
Available Until 04/05/34

Appearing:

Kate McKinnon
Taran Killam
Cecily Strong
Bobby Moynihan
Tags: Saturday Night Live, SNL, Anna Kendrick, Kate McKinnon, GM, Chevy Cobalt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Group Claims 303 Deaths Linked To Recalled GM Cars

 

GM Recall Scandal

 

” An auto safety group says federal data show there were 303 deaths in recalled General Motors cars in which airbags did not deploy, but GM says the report misrepresents raw information about crashes.

The Center for Auto Safety, a public interest group started by Ralph Nader and Consumers Union, has written to federal safety regulators charging that the number of accidents is far greater than being admitted by GM.

General Motors says it has traced a defect in an ignition switch to at least 12 deaths. The problem caused the car to shut off while driving — disabling the airbag system.

But GM says disputes Center for Auto Safety’s suggestion, reported Thursday night by the New York Times, that all those deaths are tied to the problems with the ignition.”

 

 

    This is a recall that was ten years in the making and there are accusations that GM knew about the problem and covered it up . 

 

 

” The ignition recall covers the 2005-07 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5, the 2003-07 Saturn Ions, the 2006-07 Chevrolet HHRs, the 2006-07 Pontiac Solstice, and the 2007 Saturn Sky.

  Part of what is being investigated is whether GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ignored signs of problems for too long, which resulted in the subsequent crashes.

  GM’s own filings with NHTSA show that its engineers were aware of a problem at least as early as 2004 and perhaps as early as 2001, yet it did not order a recall of 1.6 million vehicles worldwide until February of this year.”

 

 

   This is what happens when the government has a vested interest in a business’s success . Safety advocates are accusing the NHTSA of malfeasance in not properly investigating the traffic deaths in a timely manner .

 

 

” The Center for Auto Safety complaint about the 303 deaths is in a letter to NHTSA in which it complains that the agency fell down in the job in not requiring GM to order a recall much earlier before most of those fatal crashes.

“The only way NHTSA could not see a defect trend is if it closed its eyes,” said the group’s letter.”

 

Story continues here

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence Mounts That GM Delayed Recall With Deadly Results

” New evidence is surfacing that General Motors has known for years about the deadly defects in its vehicles (as I suggested here last week) that are just now being recalled. The defects have led to the deaths of at least six people and are the basis of an ongoing lawsuit against GM.

  The deadly recall delay by GM has garnered the attention of Mainstream Media as usually GM-friendly sources like USA TodayThe New York Times, CNN Money and even CBS Evening News have rightfully decided that the accusations of deplorable behavior by GM deserve to be shared with the public. It is time for GM to explain its handling of the delayed recall that only came after a lawsuit settlement with one of the victims.”

 So Obama’s Government Motors has been covering up a manufacturing defect that has been known for years and has resulted in numerous deaths . Why are we not surprised at this revelation ?

   Oh yes , it must be because the GM bailout is President Transparency’s signature triumph . What are a few lives in fly-over country when the legacy of the emperor is at stake ?

” A Georgia attorney is alleging that GM knew about the problem since 2004 but failed to undertake a recall until mid-February, when GM (GM, Fortune 500) recalled 778,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 cars. The cars’ ignition switch could easily be bumped or shaken out of the “on” position. When that happened, the engine would shut off leading to a loss of power steering and braking assistance. Also, in the event of a collision, the airbags would not work.

GM acknowledged at least 6 deaths resulting from the problem.”

    GM’s own engineers uncovered the problem as early as 2005 but someone made the decision to stifle that information yet no one seems to have died as a result until after General Motors became Government motors . Yet even as the State took over the company and the death toll mounted nothing was done that could have upset the carefully crafted image of a company brought back from the brink of disaster , a phoenix , arising from the ashes on the wings of a big government vulture .

” A GM engineer experienced the problem while test-driving one of the vehicles in 2004 according to deposition transcripts provided to CNNMoney by Cooper. GM’s engineers concluded there was a problem with the ignition switch in 2005, the depositions showed.”

   Nine years … that’s what it took for GM to admit it’s error and launch a recall , and this from one of the most closely watched and scrutinized corporations in America over the past decade . As a matter of fact for half that time the company has essentially been a subsidiary of the US government given Obama’s “investment” of our tax dollars in the preservation of his union cronies jobs . 

    Might that not make the Federal government a co-conspirator in the cover-up and a co-defendant in the class action suit gathering steam as we speak ? We’ve already seen how collusion on “creative accounting” techniques has allowed GM to “repay the loans” from the taxpayers in an amazingly short time . Time enough in fact , to serve as a campaign medal in 2012 , no ?

” The fact that the death that allegedly resulted from the delayed recall occurred in 2010 puts “New” GM in a position where they can not weasel out of responsibility by claiming that “Old” GM was at fault. GM emerged as a “new” company in 2009 after their Obama-manipulated bankruptcy process and any claims by victims of “old” GM were washed away along with the investments of GM’s shareholders and bondholders. GM may also have to answer to its friends in Washington, as it would not go unnoticed if NHTSA does not question the actions of GM as well.”

    So much for the State and it’s highly touted position as overseer of public safety. There is time honored wisdom in not allowing the watched and the watchers to become one in the same , a lesson who’s truth fades as the the State insinuates itself deeper into the affairs of business and health .

” The public should be aware of GM’s reprehensible behavior regarding its botched recall. People have died, and more are at risk because of GM’s refusal to recall all defective vehicles. Let’s hope that continued pressure from media sources encourages GM to start acting in an ethical manner. TV networks should not shy away from asking tough questions about GM’s recall scandal. Money and political power should not shield a corporation that seems to put profits above human lives and GM should be held responsible for its actions.”

    While we are considering placement of fault we would be remiss if we failed to make note of the fact that the people’s self-appointed “watchdogs” in the media have been less than diligent in uncovering this story in the first place . Since this scandalous tale plays out over nearly a decade it seems inconceivable to us that the MSM has not had an inkling of this tragic course of events until the present time .

   That is of course unless the press , in the pursuit of their primary duty of running damage control for the current administration , knew and deemed it not in the best interests of the candidate public to be informed of potential deadly cars produced by their boy’s chosen corporate success story . 

Be sure to read the entire sordid tale from National Legal and Policy Center