By on May 24, 2011

Check out this video feed any time now, to witness an event that Chrysler Communications describes on Facebook as a “Loan Appreciation Event.” Chrysler’s communication describes the shindig thus:

Chrysler Group LLC CEO Sergio Marchionne, Assistant to President Obama for Manufacturing Policy Ron A. Bloom, and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese will join government officials, UAW representatives and employees at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant to formally acknowledge and express gratitude for the financial support from the U.S. and Canadian governments.

Novelty-sized check, anyone?

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10 Comments on “Watch Chrysler’s Bailout “Thank You” Event Here Live At 2:15 PM Eastern...”

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    Let’s see, the American taxpayer financed a take over of Cry-sler for Fiat motors.

    Is this Fiat thanking us or how does this work?

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    Auto playing videos are never a good idea. I had to add TTAC to my Flash Block blacklist.

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    John Fritz

    I would kill for a purchasing job at one of these automakers.

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    John R

    Oh, good. I missed it. I’m sure it wasn’t cringe worthy.

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    Assistant to President Obama for Manufacturing Policy

    Is this a real job or a made up one? Didn’t royalty have positions like this?

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    I guess Sergio really wanted to say “thanks for the loan with its shyster interest rates, you bunch of shysters”. Because that’s how he used to feel about the whole thing, right ?

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    Denton Bree

    Here is why there are no American electric cars that anyone can afford. DOE staff, along a with a few elected and appointed officials, engaged in a criminal endeavor to control policy, market share and profits on behalf of a few companies and investors, whom they had side deals with (including after-service consulting jobs), by falsely directing public tax dollars to their own interests via falsification of reviews, favoritised acceleration of some and delays of others. The corruption was institutionalized from the lowest to the highest levels.

    At the lower levels, some staff were induced into corruption by the provision of escorts, trips, drugs, expensive dinners and encouragement of the acquisition of cars and expensive homes, all of which would put them in a cash flow situation which would require them to rely on their handlers for current and future income. They would need to count on the private sector jobs offered by their handlers after they left public service in order to afford the luxuries they had become accustomed or addicted to.

    At the level above that, other staff entered the Federal offices in order to have access to people and power that would allow them to control or acquire those lower level staff. Elected officials were at this level including staff from Pelosi’s office, Feinstein’s office and at least three Michigan officials

    At the top were a small group of investors and board members who pulled all the strings. They were from Chrysler, GM, Ford, (Who operate as one entity on policy control) some Wall Street banks and some Silicon Valley VC firms. There are plenty of articles and TV shows about who bribed who, what VC’s bought favors, Who left DOE in a hurry, what car czar got charged with crimes, etc. All the evidence is there. Chu just lied to Congress at the Energy & Water Development Subcommittee for the President’s FY2012 energy budget per the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association. Find out what the “United States Council for Automotive Research” actually is and what they try to control! Order your law enforcement groups to bring these crooks down

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