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Government Motors versus Toyota

Sometimes being cynical about Washington is enough to foresee things.  I said here that once GM became government motors that the government would find ways to shift buying decisions toward GM and away from Toyota.

“So now we have government car companies.  What are the chances that the government will now start taking steps to force customers to buy their products rather than, say, a Toyota?”

What I should have seen, and didn’t, was the Chicago way they’d do that, what with busting Toyota over this recall business.  Yeah, sure, Toyota shouldn’t have made faulty gas pedals and should have fixed them right away when the problem was discovered.  It just bugs me that this has all come up against GM’s biggest competitor since the government became GM’s biggest investor.  And the ten-thousands of Americans who build and sell Toyotas are not pleased.

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