The Chicago way? Obama bullied automakers in negotiations: House report

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner
8/13/2012

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight [PDF] released a biting report on Friday regarding the Obama Administration’s unusual and questionable practice of obtaining agreements from automakers for stricter mileage standards.

According to Rep. Issa, the Congressional report [PDF] sheds new light on the extent to which the Obama Administration strong-armed auto manufacturers at the expense of consumer choice, safety and affordability.

“In the wake of a massive taxpayer funded bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, the Obama Administration took aggressive action to force a rulemaking process that reflects ideology over science and politics over process and law,” Chairman Issa said in a statement.

“Pleas from career technical experts about passenger safety and consumer choice were ignored by the White House to appease overzealous environmental extremists as this process was forced through,” Chairman Issa noted.

Some of the key findings of the report include…

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