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Elections, Politics

GM bailout cost taxpayers billions

Posted: October 16, 2012 at 5:56 am   /   by

Obama and the Democrats are claiming that “Bin Laden is dead, but GM is alive.”

But at what cost? Billions of taxpayer dollars were funneled to unions and Obama’s allies, at the expense of everyone else. That wasn’t monopoly money, that was real money. Your money. Money that you could have used to pay the mortgage or fix the roof. Money that business owners could have used to pay employee health insurance or hire new employees. Instead, it went to save already bloated UAW jobs.

And if taxpayers were to sell our interest in the company now, we’d lose BIG.

Just a reminder of that cost.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook


  1. BobPriceTGV says:

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have made their bailout of General Motors Company (GM) the shining star on their re-election tree. Their claim is they saved the jobs of GM employees. But that is simply not the case. Yes, they may be saving jobs for their union supporters to whom they are obligated, but high-paying middle-class non-union jobs are being exported by the Outsourcer-in-Chief faster than Felix Bumgartner fell from space this week.

    1. @BobPriceTGV That is exactly right! But even worse, it’s not just a scheme to save the jobs of union allies, it’s a money-laundering operation. The president takes taxpayer dollars, sends them to unions, then unions send the dollars back in campaign contributions. This is how Obama gets taxpayers to fund his reelection campaign against their will.