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Why is GM fined $900 million for faulty products that kill people, but the vaccine industry is legally immune when its own faulty products kill people?


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(NaturalNews) As we move deeper into the 21st century, more Americans than ever have become acutely aware that there is something wrong with the country.

That conclusion was reflected recently in a survey in which nearly three-quarters of Americans said they don't believe their country is "great" anymore – a central theme of Donald Trump's candidacy.

Bloomberg News reported:

Americans are "fed up" with politics, suspect the wealthy are getting an unfair edge, and think the country is going in the wrong direction, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll that lays bare the depth and breadth of the discontents propelling outsider candidates in the Republican presidential field.

One major reason for all of this frustration is that Americans believe the ruling elite has established two distinct classes in the U.S.: "them" and "the rest of us." It's also worth noting that the rules don't apply to both classes equally.

Case in point: As reported by AllGov, executives with General Motors are going to avoid taking any legal responsibility for the deaths of 124 people that were caused by faulty ignition switches on GM vehicles. Instead, GM will have to pay a fine of $900 million. Although that sounds like a lot of money, keep in mind that this is a multi-billion dollar corporation whose executives remain alive and well and earning seven-figure salaries.

Making excuses

GM, which was also charged with wire fraud and a scheme to mislead government regulators, nonetheless was able to negotiate an agreement with the Feds that allows prosecution – if there ends up being any at all – to be delayed by three years, during which time the company's safety practices will be subject to independent monitoring.

The New York Times reports that if GM stays error-free and adheres to the agreement it made with the government, "the company can have its record wiped clean."

"I don't understand how they can basically buy their way out of it," Margie Beskau, whose daughter Amy Rademaker was killed in an October 2006 crash, told the paper. "They knew what they were doing and they kept doing it."

Indeed, thousands of General Motors vehicles built from 2005 to 2010 were equipped with the faulty ignition switch, which caused the car's engine to shut off without any prior warning, thereby cutting power to the steering and brake systems.

In fact, GM engineers were aware early on that the switch was a problem, but the company did not begin installing a replacement for a number of years and did not recall any affected vehicles until February 2014.

GM fined while vaccine makers keep getting away with harming the public

The government prosecutor assigned to the case claimed that a deal was made because GM was so cooperative.

"From the moment the top management came forward to disclose the defect in February of 2014, the company's cooperation and remediation have been fairly extraordinary," Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in defending the settlement, according to the Times.

"Good behavior after the fact does not absolve G.M. or any company of responsibility," he added, "but companies should be encouraged to act as G.M. did here to help the truth come out faster."

At least GM was fined and sanctioned, and even if that isn't enough for the victims' families, it is much more than the vaccine industry is subjected to for killing and maiming victims.

That's not just an abstract comparison; consider that there is enough vaccine violence that the U.S. government long ago established a national vaccine compensation fund for the families of those victimized by the vaccine industry.

The longer these kinds of discrepancies exist, the more frustrated the American public will become. At some point, that frustration is likely to boil over.

Sources include:


Bloomberg.com

AllGov.com

BlacklistedNews.com

HRSA.gov

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