Monday, August 22, 2011

FOD 2011.08.22

Even the People of WalMart get it.

I wonder if they have a WalMart in Martha's Vineyard... 

And in other news, Peter posted this gem reminding us how much obama's word is worth.
It seems the 'new' General Motors Corp. (the post-bailout version) isn't about to honor guarantees issued by its predecessor. Reuters reports:
General Motors Co. is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy.

. . .

The current company, called "New GM," said it did not assume responsibility under the reorganization to fix the Impala problem, but only to make repairs "subject to conditions and limitations" in express written warranties. In essence, the automaker said, Trusky sued the wrong entity.

"New GM's warranty obligations for vehicles sold by Old GM are limited to the express terms and conditions in the Old GM written warranties on a going-forward basis," wrote Benjamin Jeffers, a lawyer for GM. "New GM did not assume responsibility for Old GM's design choices, conduct, or alleged breaches of liability under the warranty."
Contrast this with the promises made by President Obama in March 2009:
"Let me say this as plainly as I can. If you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired just like always," Obama said in a speech. "Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it has ever been. Because starting today, the United States will stand behind your warranty." (emphasis added)
Joe Wilson was right...

Although to be fair, he could have been talking to not only obama, but just about any member of congress...

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