• GM to college students: Stop pedaling, start driving

    by  • October 11, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Cross-posted from Bike Portland

    General Motors’ latest ad campaign running in college newspapers throughout the country urges students to ‘Stop pedaling…start driving.’

    The newspaper ad features a guy on a bike ashamed that his “reality” involves riding a bike while a cute girl drives by in a car. “Reality Sucks,” says the campaign, “Luckily the GM college discount doesn’t.” GM’s website continues the mockery of active transportation by featuring a woman on the sidewalk being sprayed by a passing GM vehicle. [Continue reading …]

    Posters note: Throughout the earlier part of the 20th century, GM led the campaign to destroy public transportation in America, also known as the “Great American Streetcar Scandal”. The scandel included wholesale buyout and destruction of thousands trolly lines and streetcars, which in turn increased GM’s bottom line by hastening our dependence on automobiles. Over 1,000 miles of track were ripped out in Los Angeles alone.

    2 Responses to GM to college students: Stop pedaling, start driving

    1. Abesimon
      July 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Many General Motors retirees have been putting off their lump-sum payment versus monthly benefit decision, but the deadline is quickly approaching on July 20. The time to decide is now. Since the GM Pension Buyout Plan was announced on June 1, retirees have been advised to seek the counsel of a professional financial planner that specializes in retirement, investment, and tax planning – all areas which will be affected by your pension decision. There’s a video to ensure that you understand some of the implications at: http://youtu.be/32ZRne7AoTQ. Remember, you have less than two weeks to make your decision. Make sure it’s an informed one, and seek expert advice today.

    2. Sheila Mantara
      July 12, 2012 at 8:37 am

      Did you realize your spouse and their health will affect the consequences of your choice in the GM Pension Buyout Plan? You see, each of the three options you face in this pension decision has an outcome individualized to your life circumstances. In order to help you fully understand your choices, the financial planners at LJPR, LLC out of Troy, MI have created an online video which explains the possible outcomes of each decision. You can watch it here: http://youtu.be/32ZRne7AoTQ. Even after watching the video, it’s strongly encouraged that you meet with a professional financial planner to assist you while you make this choice. The decision deadline is less than two weeks away on July 20, 2012.

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