Stay Classy, GM

Now that Government Motors has cost the taxpayers billions of dollars, they’ve decided to repay the favor by denying any liability for products designed in the pre-government takeover era.

“…the “new GM,” formed after the company’s Chapter 11 reorganization, can’t be held accountable for the “old GM’s” liabilities. These liabilities include design choices made by General Motors prior to its Chapter 11 filing, which means that GM only has to honor its warranty obligation for cars built before 2009, not correct design defects.”

In other words, If your Corvair flips over or your pickup’s fuel tank explodes or your Impala’s tires get torn to shreds in 5000 miles, well, tough titty. 

We The People, in order to better get screwed over by Corporations and the Government, have allowed them to form a Perfect Union of greed, moral corruption, and disregard for the General Welfare. That to secure this Union the Judical System shall be erected to shield them from all consequences of their actions, giving the Individual Liberty to shut the hell up and take it up the corn hole.

5 Responses to “Stay Classy, GM”

  1. Dan says:

    Well this is a no-brainer. I think tomorrow I’m going to start a carpentry business. My experience in carpentry is limited to the theatre, so that means I can make porches and houses that *look like* porches and houses. Once we get paid we’ll just change our management structure and business model and deny liability for the old regime’s mistakes.

    Oh that’s right. I’m a person. I’ll get charged with fraud.

  2. matt says:

    Hope you weren’t planning on getting any warranty work done on your Pontiac/Saab/Saturn, either.

    Are they still going to make replacement parts for defunct models?

  3. Pitt says:

    There’ll be enough aftermarket support, as long as there’s a demand. Heck, I can still buy new parts for my ’49 Plymouth.

    I can just see in 30 years someone selling an NOS Saturn dashboard on eBay, or some such thing.

  4. matt says:

    I imagine those Saturn Sky coupes will be pretty popular at car shows in the not-terribly-distant future.

  5. Pitt says:

    And their inbred cousin, the Ponticrap Solstice. I like those cars- actually, the Saturn is perhaps a bit more attractive, to my eye- but from what I’ve read the top mechanism is a real bear to work. Of course, for someone who’s used to working the top on old Mercedes drop tops, a Corvair, and a Dart, it’s probably a cakewalk.

    Now, that ’69 Newport convertible I had, that was sweet. Touch a button, whhhiiiiirrrrrrr, top goes up, top goes down. Power. Luxury.

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