More from Michelle Malkin:

Consider the real-life horror story of 20,000 white-collar workers at Delphi, a leading auto parts company spun off from GM a decade ago. As Washington rushed to nationalize the U.S. auto industry with $80 billion in taxpayer “rescue” funds and avoid contested court termination proceedings, the White House auto team schemed with Big Labor bosses to preserve UAW members’ costly pension funds by shafting their nonunion counterparts. In addition, the nonunion pensioners lost all of their health and life insurance benefits.

The abused workers — most from hard-hit northeast Ohio, Michigan and neighboring states — had devoted decades of their lives as secretaries, technicians, engineers and sales employees at Delphi/GM. Some workers have watched up to 70 percent of their pensions vanish.

Be sure to read the whole thing. What happened to the Delphi employees is nothing short of shameful.

Ohio GOP congressman Mike Turner, a member of the Oversight Committee, made it clear that he had no patience for obfuscation.

Earlier this year, TARP Special Inspector General Christy Romero warned that former Auto Czar Ron Bloom and former Auto Task Force members Harry Wilson and Matthew Feldman would be uncooperative participants in the Delphi investigation:

The three “have refused to meet with SIGTARP and provide information and answers to questions concerning the role they played. … SIGTARP believes the Auto Task Force played a role in the pension decision and these individuals’ failure to speak to SIGTARP on this issue poses a significant obstacle to SIGTARP’s ability to complete its audit,” Romero said in a May 9 letter.

From The Detroit News:

“I remain convinced today that it was the best course of action available at that time,” Matthew Feldman, a bankruptcy attorney who was on the task force, said at a U.S. House subcommittee hearing today. “I recognize that the restructuring process imposed painful but necessary actions on many of Delphi stakeholders.”

Quelle surprise.

So, the Obama officials have had a change of heart. But Romero’s earlier warning wasn’t entirely disproven.

At the last minute before the hearing, Feldman, Bloom and Wilson agreed that they’d sit down for interviews with SIGTARP auditors.

During Tuesday’s hearing, though, Bloom refused to agree to answer questions Ohio Republican Rep. Mike Turner had given him at a hearing over a year ago. At a June 22, 2011 hearing, Turner handed Bloom 25 questions about his role in the bailout. Back then, Bloom said that, “absolutely,” he’d answer them. Bloom never answered Turner’s questions.

When Turner asked Bloom if he’d answer them in writing after Tuesday’s hearing, he refused. Bloom said he didn’t answer them before because he believed his August 2011 resignation meant he didn’t have to follow through on this commitment.