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Old 04-01-2010, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The first customer for the Chevrolet Volt also happens to be its largest investor -- the Obama administration.

The White House said today that the government will "purchase the first 100 plug-in electric vehicles to roll off American assembly lines" before the end of the year.

Obama administration to buy first 100 Chevy Volts | freep.com | Detroit Free Press (http://www.freep.com/article/20100331/BUSINESS01/100331048/1205/BUSINESS01/Obama-administration-to-buy-Volts - broken link)
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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Our tax dollars at work. Again. Spend, spend, spend.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: USA
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Our tax dollars at work. Again. Spend, spend, spend.
Exactly and how long before they move the factory to Mexico? This temporary factory isn't fooling me.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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would you guys rather have government workers driving big tax-wasting gas guzzlers?

I'm a hell of a lot more PO'd by the bank bailout than this kind of stuff, at least we get something tangible out of this (as opposed to enabling finance charlatans to give themselves massive bonuses).
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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I will be looking to see actually WHO is driving these cars.
And imagine obamma having them buy from GM (government motors) and not getting bids from everyone that makes cars. This guy is outta control and in control at the same time!!!
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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would you guys rather have government workers driving big tax-wasting gas guzzlers?

I'm a hell of a lot more PO'd by the bank bailout than this kind of stuff, at least we get something tangible out of this (as opposed to enabling finance charlatans to give themselves massive bonuses).
It is sensible to slowly phase-in new purchases as a fleet ages. With this administration's soaring debt the government fleet vehicle numbers need to be reduced greatly. Replacement for replacement sake is not efficiency it is waste.

Obama burns fuel with AF1 and his entourage campaigning all over the country for legislation he has already to signed into law. He cares nothing about fuel conservation. This was a blatant PR stunt to promote Cap & Tax as well as score points with those he's let down through failure to add the green jobs in the US as he promised. All talk, no walk.
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Basically it just means that we will be spending more moeny pre vehicle and i the ned support a company that can;t make it on their own. GM and chrysler are just new entitlerments members really.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: mancos
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electricity comes from fossil fuels anyway. they gonna plug em into a windmill?
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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electricity comes from fossil fuels anyway. they gonna plug em into a windmill?
we already have EV charging stations in Chicago powered by solar PV arrays.

some of you all really don't think much of your countrymen's ability to rise to the challenge here, do you?

we put a man on the moon and harnessed the atom for crying out loud, STEP UP, PEOPLE!
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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The Government is going to buy 100 cars from itself?
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