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Old 03-08-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"President Barack Obama is touting a new series of green-tech subsidies in North Carolina Wednesday, simultaneously trying to goose his prospects in the swing-state and to jump-start his stalled plan to minimize the nation’s use of gasoline. If Congress approves Obama’s proposal, the government will be giving $10,000 in taxpayer money to people wealthy enough to buy novel green-tech autos that are powered by batteries or natural-gas. The average household income of Chevy Volt buyers is $170,000."

Barack Obama | Chevy Volt | Subsidies | The Daily Caller

Which begs the question, what's their other vehicle? You know, the one they actually use when they go somewhere and not just try to impress the neighbors with their greeness when puttering around town.

Yup, that would be my polling question. What other vehicle do Chevy Volt owners own?

Obama, the rich guy president. Never met a subsidy for fat cats that he didn't like.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So instead of taxing the rich we are paying them to buy cars ?
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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just another example of this administration trying to pick winners and losers. the problem with the volt is that it is way over priced for what it is, and the administration is trying to force it on the public, and they dont want the damn thing. the prius and the fusion hybrid are much less expensive than the volt, and are much better cars as well.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:11 AM
 
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so conservatives are routing for an American company's product to fail? why do conservatives hate america?...
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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Keep your electric toy Obama. Just keep it out of my way of my 401 V8 4bbl in the hammer lane
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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so conservatives are routing for an American company's product to fail? why do conservatives hate america?...
It already is failing. The math doesn't lie and production is stopped.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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so conservatives are routing for an American company's product to fail? why do conservatives hate america?...
no we are NOT routing for a product to fail. in fact i would rather have had the volt succeed, despite its problems. ford has a few hybrids in their line up, NONE of which cost the kind of money gm wants for the volt, and they are BETTER cars than the volt. for instance the fusion hybrid costs the SAME as the non hybrid fusion, same with the escape hybrid. these vehicles are in the $20-30 thousand dollar price range. the chevy volt on the other hand is in the same class as the fusion, but costs more than $40,000!! and even with federal subsidies, which taxpayer money SHOULD NOT BE USED to entice someone to buy the volt, the volt is not anywhere close to meeting the sales goals. in two years of production the volt has sold about 10,000 units, where as the production targets were closer to 100,000 units over that same period of time.

this product has already failed.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Here
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You want to see some delusional folks, checkout the Volt owner threads on their own little forum (GM-Volt). It's pretty entertaining.
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