|But to put the Toyota problem in perspective, before all the media hype, 19 fatal accidents were linked to faulty gas pedals and floor mats over the last decade. That's fewer than 2 each year. Compare that to America’s 40,000 annual fatal car crashes.As David Champion, director of automobile testing for Consumer Reports, said to The Guardian:"I find it a little odd that we're going to have a Congressional hearing to look at those two deaths out of 40,000... you have to look at death rates in safety terms rationally."No one looks at safety “rationally” when the media and Big Government are stirred up.Read more: http://stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2010/02/24/the-parasite-circuit/#ixzz0geqWRqSl|
Read the quick article -- it's amazing at how the government is using every shady, back-door technique in the book to demonize private industry in order to insinuate itself into a litany of enterprises. They don't want to take over Toyota, obviously - but their intent seems to be a move at leveraging GM into a better position.
It's scandalous but I am not surprised at how Obama can go when it comes to political scheming.