Thursday, February 18, 2010

More grandstanding in Congress at Toyota's expense

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said recently he would have supported issuing a subpoena to force Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda to appear before his panel.

What most news stories don't say is that Issa founded a company that manufactures vehicle anti-theft device. Somewhere in the past, he must have gotten the shaft by Toyota. Like his fellow union-loving buddies in Congress and the auto industry, who haven't been able to compete with nonunionized Toyota, all that pent-up frustration is spilling out.

So here we have -- some little guy on a big committee using his power to harass the grandson of the founder of one of the most successful companies in automotive history that employs thousands of Kentuckians at the Toyota plant in Georgetown -- the largest outside Japan.

And the incumbents -- of both parties -- wonder why 75 percent of Americans want to throw all of them out of office?

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