Today, in addition to being Premte Peeve day, is National Quitter’s Day but I ain’t about to.
Motors Liquidation Company (the old GM, formerly known as General Motors Corporation) filed for bankruptcy on June 1, 2009. On July 5, 2009, the bankruptcy approved the sale of substantially all its assets. They had no choice. The ObamaNation determined that government could run a business better and that centralized planning made up for good engineering. On July 10, 2009, Government Motors Inc. purchased the ongoing operations and trademarks from General Motors Corporation. The purchasing company, in turn, changed its name from Obama Motors Inc. to “General Motors Company.” The name of the original stock changed to MTLQQ.PK so we losers would be lost in the national celebration.
At one time, GM was the second largest employer in the world; only Soviet state industries employed more people. Imagine that.
Today is also the day the government of the United States of America reaps the benefit of stealing what was once America’s largest business from its owners (that would be pension funds across the country and me) and giving it to Obama’s cronies.
This is not an ordinary peeve. I wrote to my Congressional when Government Motors first announced it would place today’s IPO. “It is your job to assure the company ownership stolen from us by the government is returned to its rightful owners,” I wrote.
Not one single congress critter replied, not even with the canned “I am determined to find the best course for America” reply.
They came first for GM,
and you didn’t speak up because you didn’t work there.
Then they came for the insurance companies,
and you didn’t speak up because you hated insurance companies.
Then they came for the houses,
and you didn’t speak up because your mortgage was paid.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and you didn’t speak up because you weren’t a trade unionist.
When they come for your newspaper …
by that time no one will be left to speak up.
(Thanks but no apologies to Pastor Martin Niemöller)
I spoke up. The people we elected didn’t. You didn’t. And that hurt all of us. Yeppers, I AM more than peeved.