Monday, April 26, 2010

How did GM get my email address?

This was in my in box yesterday:

From: "Your GM Team"
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 4:57 PM
Subject: Important Announcement from General Motors Company

Dear Maggie,

We are proud to announce we have repaid our government loan – in full, with interest, five years ahead of the original schedule. We realize we still have more to do. Our goal is to exceed every expectation you've set for us. We're designing, building and selling the best cars and trucks in the world. Like the award-winning Chevy Malibu, the all-new Buick LaCrosse, the versatile Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon and the innovative GMC Terrain, just to name a few. We invite you to learn more about the new GM and join our community, by visiting

Susan E. Docherty
Vice President, U.S. Marketing

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Now, I know that the only reason they paid off their loan was because they had TARP money. So they borrowed money from the government to repay a loan made by the government and are thinking people will be glad about this, as if it's some sort of major accomplishment?

That works so well for people with credit cards, so why shouldn't GM try the same thing? (sarcasm)

But to be so blatant as to advertise this fact in commercials and unsolicited emails is pretty brazen. Do they not realize how many people actually know the truth? Or are they just betting on the ignorance of the public to believe what they hear and not investigate.

Sorry - I know the answer to that question.

However, I do wonder how I got on their mailing list, considering that I've not signed up for anything from them. Conspiracy theorists would probably have a field day with this, being 'government motors' and all...

Oh - and my next vehicle will not be a car from GM, no matter how many emails they send me.

1 comment:

skeeter1107 said...

You loaned them the money, why wouldn't they tell you that you got your money back? Don't you feel richer?

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