White House shirks Ways and Means deadline to provide Delphi documents

Matthew Boyle | DailyCaller

President Barack Obama’s White House failed to meet the deadline to provide documents related to the Delphi pension scandal to the House Ways and Means Committee ~ On Aug, 15, Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp sent official document requeststo Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation director Josh Gotbaum and White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler. Camp asked for documents relating to Treasury and the White House’s involvement in the decision during the 2009 bailout to terminate the pension plans for 20,000 non-union Delphi salaried workers while topping off the pension plans for union workers. ~ the Treasury Department and PBGC each provided some documents, but the White House failed to provide anything by the deadline.  DailyCaller article

Powerful Ways and Means Committee joins Delphi probe

By Thomas Gnau | Dayton Daily News | Wed Sep 12 2012

One of most powerful committees in Congress is looking into how the pensions of Delphi’s non-union retirees were handled. ~ Staff members for the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee are poring over documents from the U.S. Treasury and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. on the disposition of pensions for thousands of Delphi’s salaried retirees ~ Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., requested that the Obama administration provide the records, including e-mails to and from the Treasury Department and the PBGC, as well as the president’s own executive office, Commerce and Labor departments and other agencies ~ The documents were delivered to the committee in recent days. The retirees have been fighting three years to have their full pensions restored.  Read Dayton Daily News article

Another House committee jumps into Delphi pensions fight, demands documents from Geithner

Matthew Boyle | 9/12/2012   The HouseEducation and Workforce Committee is renewing its previous demands for President Barack Obama’s administration to turn over documents related to the scandal surrounding the termination of 20,000 Delphi nonunion retirees’ pensions during the 2009 auto industry bailout. ~ “It’s past time for the Obama administration to stop hiding the facts and start cooperating with congressional oversight,” committee chairman Rep. John Kline said in a Wednesday news release. “For more than three years, Delphi’s non-union workers have been demanding answers about decisions made in secret that weakened their retirementsecurity.  Committee letter  Full DailyCaller article | Dayton Daily News

Biden Greeted By Auto-Bailout Victims Who Say They Aren't Doing 'Just Fine'

Alex Cortes | September 12, 2012

Today, Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Wright State University in Dayton, OH, the home of over 2,000 victims of the auto-bailout who you never hear about: the non-union retirees at GM’s primary parts supplier, Delphi.  These non-union retirees were subjected to pension losses of up to 70% by the Obama Administration at the very same time it bailed out the pensions of Delphi’s union retirees with our taxpayer dollars!  Naturally, a Joe Biden speech must feature at least one slip-up, and today he called the university “Wayne State University” twice until the crowd corrected him that he was at Wright State University.  Thankfully for Biden, this slip-up wasn’t as bad as one he made during another recent trip to Ohio, where he had the audacity to say that the vast majority of the non-union Delphi retirees are “doing just fine.”  I have interviewed many of these retirees on camera and they are not doing "just fine."  Click here to watch some of the interviews where they powerful speak on camera about how they are struggling.   Read full CNSNews article