Look at Obama's Auto Task Force who will decide the fate of GM and Chrysler:
The vehicles owned by the Obama administration's auto team could reflect one reason why Detroit's Big Three automakers are in trouble: The list includes few new American cars.
Among the eight members named Friday to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and the 10 senior policy aides who will assist them in their work, two own American models.
Auto team drives imports - The Detroit News
So the un-American administration's task force to save the American auto industry has members who prefer un-American cars. Any surprises there? Folks, these are the self-proclaimed smart people who will decide the future of American auto industry. Forget that... These people are going to make decisions that will profoundly affect how you and I will live in the future. Look at them:
At least two task force members don't own a car, and there are still two open slots on the 10-member panel that will be filled by the secretaries of labor and commerce, who have not yet been appointed.
Steve Rattner, the managing partner of a $6 billion New York hedge fund who will lead the Treasury Department's auto efforts, has three imports and one domestic vehicle.
He owns a 2008 Lexus LS 460 sedan, a 2007 Audi S4 convertible, a 2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 sport-utility vehicle and a 2005 Lincoln Town Car, according to public records.
The co-chairs of the task force -- Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and White House National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers -- both own foreign automobiles.
Geithner owns a 2008 Acura TSX, registered in New York. He once owned a 1999 Honda Accord and a 2002 Acura MDX, according to public records.
Geithner is the president's designee for purposes of enforcing loan agreements with GM and Chrysler and must approve or reject any proposed transactions by either company that would cost $100 million or more.
His maternal grandfather, Charles Moore, was a vice president at Ford Motor Co. from 1952-63, according to Peter Geithner, the secretary's father. But Geithner wasn't very interested in cars growing up -- in part because he graduated from high school in Asia, his father said.
Summers owns a 1995 Mazda Protege that's registered in Massachusetts. He previously owned a 1996 Ford Taurus GL.
What other task force members drive:
- Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey and a 2004 Volvo S60. He previously owned a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 1982 Datsun.
- Carol Browner, the White House climate czar, said earlier this month at the Washington Auto Show that she doesn't own an automobile. Public records show she once owned a 1999 Saab 9-5 SE.
- Energy Secretary Steven Chu doesn't own a car, his wife, Jean Fetter, said in a telephone interview on Sunday. Cabinet officials are typically transported to and from work by security officials in government vehicles.
- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson owns a 2008 Toyota Prius and a Honda Odyssey minivan, she said Sunday. "It's great," she said of her Prius.
- Vehicle information was not available for Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood or Christine Romer, head of the Council of Economic Advisers.
You should also check out what task force policy aides drive...
There are people on this task force who do not own a car and proud of it. If you live in anywhere in the fly-over country you damn well know that car equals freedom. These despicable elites are chauffeured in their limos and they just could not get why we do not like mass-transit.
I know there are some of us who are mad at the executives of GM and Chrysler for mismanaging their companies and don't mind these idiots losing their jobs. But folks, all the problems these companies are having are rooted in government interference in their operations. liberal democRATs destroyed our financial institutions by pressuring them to make high-risk loans to democRAT constituencies. They also destroyed our automobile industry. People like Carol Browner who does not own a car have been pushing all kinds of rules and regulations based on false premises like stupid global warming bullshit on these companies. These executives deserve all the blame for not standing up to these shysters. They still try to appease these leftists by parading their supposedly green cars that are bound to fail in the marketplace. You just cannot appease people like Browner. They want to kill the auto industry. You gotta fight them. Well. heck! Obama put people who hate American auto industry in the Auto Industry Task Force. The guy already destroyed the confidence in our markets. He will kill our auto industry. That is part of his great design folks. He and his tyrannical government is going to be the only thing left standing after all said and done. American society will be turned into a giant welfare state.
This is the hope & change scam millions of Americans fell in love with last november.