GM’s Taxpayer-Funded Ad Spending Spree

General Motors is certainly finding ways to spend the $50 billion taxpayer infusion they received less than two years ago. Anyone watching the Super Bowl witnessed a heavy GM presence with ads running pre-game, game time, post-game and even during a special Chevy sponsored Glee episode afterwards. The Chevy logo was predominately displayed, sometimes taking up nearly half of the TV screen, during the post game show that featured GM benevolently giving a new Chevy Camaro to Super Bowl MVP, Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers made about $9 million in 2010, but I’m sure he still appreciates the nice car that taxpayers helped pay for.

Ad time during the Super Bowl costs about $3 million for a 30 second spot. During the game, General Motors ran five commercials for a total cost of approximately $15 million. One of the spots focused on the Chevy Volt. Besides disagreeing with the decision by GM …