GM slammed at hearing for failing to address 57-cent defect linked to deaths

General Motors’ new CEO, Mary Barra, and the head of the nation’s auto safety watchdog testified Tuesday before a House subcommittee, on the defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths.

Fueling the outrage over the malfunction, DeGette said lawmakers obtained documents showing how GM had actually looked at possible fixes for the defect in 2005, but determined it would be too expensive to address.

The “unacceptable cost increase,” she said, turned out to be 57 cents apiece.

FK – We need a few basic laws to hold these corporate workaholic greedy assholes personally responsible for what their corporations do, up to and including the death penalty.