Lawmakers investigating Toyota's (TM) recall woes broaden their probe to include Bush-era...


Lawmakers investigating Toyota's (TM) recall woes broaden their probe to include Bush-era administration officials. Rep. Darrell Issa says there are questions as to whether those regulators responded adequately to signs of broader safety problems at Toyota.

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  • Tack
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    Oh yeah, it's all Bush's fault. Too funny for words. Predictable, though, from this insipid bunch.

     

    How about, mistakes happen in life, sometimes, and it's nobody's specific fault. Man isn't perfect, but that reality hasn't dawned.

     

    The modern American creed: find somebody to blame (even for the weather) and, even better, to sue.

     

    Pathetic.
    20 Feb 2010, 03:06 PM Reply Like
  • ebworthen
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    Agreed.

     

    And now...with so many lawyers suing over hot coffee and sharp knives...there are concious and sub-concious imperatives to downplay potential problems.
    20 Feb 2010, 03:15 PM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    News was just released that many complaints dating back to 2004 were not addressed or ignored. I believe this is the reason for the Bush era probe.
    20 Feb 2010, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • Niner
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    Get your thumbs out. It was G W's fault. He sent word down to all regulators, Bank regulators, auto regulators, coal mine inspectors, food inspectors you just name the regulator and the word was "take it easy on them and let them make money. They will regulate themselves." It has been in the press that they thought the Banks would regulate themselves. It was not said; but, he thought everyone woudl regulate themselves as the money kept rolling in. We have already seen how well the big banks regulated themselves. Toyota is just the tip of the iceberg of industries regulating themselves with the consent of the Bush administration. G W appointed to many cronies and friends into positions they were not qualified for. Katrina relief comes to mind. It's bad when Walmart is getting eighteen wheelers in to replenish stores and the vaunted American military isn't even in sight! I've said it before and I'll say it again. Presidential historians will not be kind to G W. Oh, by the way I did cast one vote in his direction!
    20 Feb 2010, 04:36 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Oh sure and George ordered the hurricanes to hit areas that had a high population of minorities because he was racist. I don't know about presidential historians but I don't think voters will be kind to the incompetence, thievery and petty partisanship of this administration.
    20 Feb 2010, 09:12 PM Reply Like
  • Niner
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    I still believe it to be a national embarassment when the first vehicles to make it through the floods in Louisiana were Walmart delivery trucks and not US disaster relief vehicle. The way the US F'd everything up when they got there (and still are as I understand it) , it might have been just as well off for them never to have arrived at all.
    20 Feb 2010, 09:44 PM Reply Like
  • Niner
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    And now the FDA comes under scrutiny for not looking deeper into 83,000 deaths linked to the drug Avandia. The time frame 1999 to 2007. I can hear Georgie saying, "boys they wouldn't be selling this drug if it wasn't safe!". The financial debacle, Toyota, now Avandia wait until that part of the iceberg that is still under water surfaces. When the true depth and breath of this man's incompetence is is revealed, even I will probably be amazed.
    20 Feb 2010, 09:39 PM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    Read this about the FDA. It's "their own" internal report indicting themselves. Real scary, and real angering. Just another example of how past and current administrations ignore the obvious for various incompetence, corruption and/or political reasons.

     

    www.fda.gov/ohrms/dock...
    20 Feb 2010, 11:40 PM Reply Like
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