GM Bans Obama, Romney From Plants Through Election

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors Co. says it's trying to stay out of the political limelight by banning President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and other candidates from its plans through the November election.
GM Vice President Bob Ferguson tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/PedlfG ) that the automaker wants to put all its energy "behind selling ... cars and trucks."
He says "it's an understatement" to say that GM can't wait for the Nov. 6 election to be over.
GM survived bankruptcy through government loans, and the U.S. Treasury owns 26 percent of GM.
The company says it has been intentionally less visible in lobbying on some issues, taking a lower profile until the election is over.
The government gave GM $49.5 billion in 2009, and the company still owes $26.2 billion.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    This is the best thing they could do. They have no business in politics, and neither do the unions.
  • by Courtney on Aug 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    "intentionally less visible in lobbying on some issues" And what does this mean?? Good for them for not showing who they are backing, or shall I say admitting to being owned by. If they are for Romney, then best to let it be in wonderment so the current administration doesn't pressure them into submission. Let workers decide who they want to support on their own time. Work is not the place for politics.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2012 at 09:07 AM
    Obama all ready owns union shop at GM.Cant have Romney influencing the workers.
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