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June 10, 2009

Perlmutter Watch 6-10-09

In a press release dated June 9, Rep. Perlmutter’s office announced that the Congressman had “sent a letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Barney Frank and House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers urging them to hold a joint hearing to examine the potential impacts of the Chrylser and GM corporate restructuring plans and explore ways to cushion the blow for the affected dealerships, suppliers and pensioners.”

The “process Chrysler and GM corporations [the Obama Administration] used to evaluate which dealerships should be rejected and which should remain open” must be investigated and corrected.  However, the government should not be involved in “cushioning the blow” for private companies at taxpayer expense.

June 2, 2009

Perlmutter Watch 6-1-09

Filed under: Perlmutter Watch — Sofie @ 2:27 pm
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Congressman Perlmutter issued the following statement regarding the GM bankruptcy:

I believe Ch 11 is only way for GM to restructure and deal with their financial situation in a complete fashion to come up with an organization that can compete and succeed.

As we work our way through the aftermath of both the Chrysler and GM bankruptcies, I am committed to trying to cushion the blow to the parties caught in the aftermath of the bankruptcy filings, and I am in the process of working on measures to help dealerships who are losing franchises as part of the bankruptcy agreements transition and develop news business models.

My thoughts are with these businesses, their employees and the families as they work through these difficult times.  I will continue to follow this situation and work with the House Financial Services Committee to take appropriate action where necessary to help stabilize our auto industry because it is essential to our national security, protecting American jobs and maintaining the manufacturing industry in this country to keep our auto industry running. (“Congressman Perlmutter Statement on GM Bankruptcy Filing“)

The auto industry wouldn’t need to be stabilized if the federal government hadn’t interfered by setting CAFE standards and the unions hadn’t blackmailed American auto companies into paying ridiculous amounts in wages and providing absurd medical and retirement benefits for unskilled labor.  The U.S. government shouldn’t be involved in the auto industry–period.

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