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April 12, 2011

Wheels Continue to Fall Off at Government Motors

Posted by Dave Blount at April 12, 2011 8:03 AM

There is one bright spot for Government Motors, 26% of whose stock is held by the Treasury Department. Sales of the Chevy Cruze have been strong enough to lift sales for the whole quasi-socialist operation:

March capped a successful quarter for General Motors in the United States. Retail sales surged 38 percent for its four brands, driven by demand for Chevrolet's all-new Cruze compact sedan.

But what's this?

Imagine turning your car's steering wheel, or giving it a gentle tug, and having it break away from the steering column. Now you're speeding along holding the suddenly useless wheel.
It sounds like a vision from a cartoon, or every driver's nightmare. And it happened to at least one driver of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact car last month, and General Motors Corp. is recalling 2,100 of the cars as a result.

Maybe our rulers should pass a law declaring that from now on steering wheels aren't allowed to come loose in the driver's hand. Or maybe we should add making cars to the long list of tasks Big Government cannot perform effectively.

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Fundamental transformation, as promised.

On a tip from Fred C. Dobbs.