GM Bob Lutz, "Rush Limbaugh distorts truth about General Motors"

WJR 760-AM Frank Beckmann speaks with former GM auto executive Bob Lutz.

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http://www.wjr.net/Article.asp?id=1914842&spid=34613
(August 13) - Frank speaks with Bob Lutz, former GM Executive who comments on Ed Whitacre stepping down Sept. 1st and the future of GM.

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Ahem-WJR is not a Clear Channel station Wolfputz. It is owned by Citadel Broadcasting. The clear channel refers to it's broadcast signal. ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahhhahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahhahahahahahahhahahahhahahahah What an ass.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

Get control of yourself Fred, remember you're a member of the media an try and act in a professional way.

Citadel Broadcasting Corporation is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based broadcast holding company.
Citadel owns 243 radio stations across the United States and is the third-largest radio station owner in the country. Only Clear Channel Communications and Cumulus Media own more stations.
March 1, 2008 Citadel's portfolio has sustained severe financial problems and that same day, hundreds of personalities were dismissed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citadel_Broadcasting
Looks like ClearChannel isn't alone in near bankruptcy. The whole medium is facing a troubling future.

But the thread here is about General Motors and the fact that right wing radio is lying about the facts. Bob Lutz the former marine and a well respected former auto executive exposes the lies that are routinely pandered on right wing radio.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

"Looks like ClearChannel isn't alone in near bankruptcy. The whole medium is facing a troubling future."

That's because like newspapers, they aren't real media anymore. Corporate hoarding of markets strangled their golden goose just for a few more golden eggs delivered for a short period, before it expired.

The corporate consolidation of the media starting in the 1990s was the death knell for our regular media. We let it happen, under the Clinton Era and his Republican Congress. Nobody in two branches of our federal government was looking out for OUR interests ... We The People. Yet ultimately, the responsibility falls to us, since we elected these dirtbags.

Rush Limbaugh backs 50 percent pay cut for auto workers
By Patrick Martin
21 August 2010
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/aug2010/limb-a21.shtml

Right-wing radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh devoted his Tuesday commentary to the struggle of workers at the Indianapolis General Motors stamping plant against demands for a 50 percent wage cut. He expressed understanding for the actions of GM and the United Auto Workers union (UAW) in seeking to push through the wage cuts, and scorn for the workers who are resisting.

Limbaugh quoted extensively from the report posted on the World Socialist Web Site Tuesday morning, under the headline “Indianapolis autoworkers drive United Auto Workers executives out of meeting”. He described, using the WSWS account, how the workers shouted down three UAW international union representatives when they tried to present the wage cut and other proposed contract changes to facilitate sale of the plant.

Limbaugh gloated over the treatment dealt the UAW officials. “The shoe’s on the other foot,” he said. “Now the UAW’s executives are the owners and they’re trying to tell their own brethren to take 50 cents on the dollar. The national UAW are the bosses. Now that they effectively own Obama Motors, they’re the ones riding the backs of the proletariat—and it shows up on the World Socialist Web Site!”

Limbaugh noted the commercial motives underlying the policy of the union. “UAW management wants to sell the company,” he said, “and so they’re getting UAW workers to take a 50 percent pay cut on the opening wage, just to stay profitable. The UAW, now that they own it, the executives want their bonuses based on profitability—and what are they doing? They’re asking for labor cuts!” (MORE) http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/aug2010/limb-a21.shtml

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Whatever could be the compliant by the Socialists to the move toward world Socialism. I thought it is what you clowns wanted, Hahaha

THAT is the story.

When the management you UAW members put in place to "protect" your jobs and income turns it's back on the very people they were elected to represent, THAT is newsworthy.

Hmmm, "turns it's back on the very people they were elected to represent" sounds like Congress too.

Maybe the usefull idiots are finally getting a clue.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

It's not union leadership that's saying take a 50% pay cut. It's economics.

There is no sane reason to pay some factory worker more than 12 bucks an hour. The people in the auto unions are literally monitoring production lines for twice that amount. It's untenable and something's got to give way.

The reason why such a big cut is clamoring at the gates, is that unionization itself was the big barrier to sensible adjustment to a changing economic environment. Any system that's restrained from making an adjustment, enters a phase of impending catastrophe. And, the longer that that condition is sustained, the larger the catastrophe is when it finally occurs.

Of course, the company management is literally no more clued in. They keep imagining that they'll make thirty-thousand-dollar cars and then sell them to people making 12 bucks an hour. That won't work, either. The auto companies should be making six-thousand-dollar cars.

~Fair & Balanced Wolfman~

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Posted 08/18/2010

Labor: The members of a United Auto Workers local decide they'd rather shut their Indiana GM plant than take a pay cut to keep their jobs. It's their choice, but it's also about as intelligent as a dodo.

Commentators including Rush Limbaugh have noted with amusement that even the UAW leadership was unable to persuade 631 Indianapolis union members to accept a pay cut so their plant could stay in business. (MORE) http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/544234/201008181842/How...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Lee Harvey Oswald was a former Marine, too. As a person with almost 40 years service at GM, I'd like to know who holds Lutz in such high esteem? It certainly isn't the people who work there. I've listened to Limbaugh since he became the Conservative standard bearer, and have yet to hear him tell a lie, about anything.

Well open your ears (an mind) and maybe you'll learn something here! http://www.wjr.net/Article.asp?id=1914842&spid=34613
As a former Chrysler employee we had the highest respect for Bob Lutz when he worked for Chrysler back in the 90s. Bob should have taken over Chrysler instead we got the infamous Bob Eaton who led the company to the disastrous "Merger Of Equals".

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Gee Wolfman, I worked at Chrysler around the same time as you and I can say that many of us, myself included, were not happy with Bob Lutz. We were glad Lutz did not take over Chrysler and that Eaton led the company. Not all your union buddies agree with you!

To quote the great Ronald Reagan: "Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." "Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."

Because people like Wolfman think your patriotism is linked to who gets your money from a vehicle purchase.

MikeyA

Tell you what, wolfbait-I'll open my ears and listen, when you shut your piehole and listen.

Yes the post "Respect?" is a fraud. The cabal is outraged by the Wolfman. So they've taken to fraud.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

the like button. I figured it was a fraud or a lie at best. lol..

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