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February 22, 2010

Speaking of Protection Rackets

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at February 22, 2010 6:10 AM

Internal documents from Toyota's Lobbyists show that, unlike its US competitors, Toyota understood the nature of the beast they were dealing with in the Obama administration.

Internal Toyota documents derided the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as "activist" and "not industry friendly," a revelation that comes days before the giant automaker's top executives testify on Capitol Hill amid a giant recall.

Well, duh...

And isn't it a little funny how, now that the Government owns General Motors, the regulators, Congress, and the media are all ganging up on GM's biggest competitor? Isn't this the Chicago way? Using the power of Government to help your friends (the UAW) and hurt your enemies (Toyota)? Isn't it funny that once the Government took over, GM's non-union plant in Spring Hill TN got shut down and production was moved to the union stronghold of Lansing MI?

It is also interesting that the Department of Transportation spokesperson for the Toyota matter is a former ACORN staffer implicated in voter fraud.

I don't want to sound like a conspiracy nut, but when you have a Chicago racket mob like Obama, Emmanuel, Axelrod, and LaHood combined with a Marxist media that wants Obama's nationalization strategy to succeed, and undeniable Union interests in harming non-union competitors --- let's just say every one of these entities has motive and opportunity. There doesn't have to be active collusion for them to all be working to promote a common interest.