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I'm Shocked!! Govt. Motors short circuits Chevy Volt!

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  1. Patradomous

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    Ah yes another Obama stimulus boondoggle. Along with Solyndra,Abound Solar,Light squared and severel other unicorn energy projects in the "epic fail" pipeline.
    Think about this whole stimulus debacle.Its the Big Dig times 1000.

    Even with the gas set to smash all records at the pump the Volt was a huge failure even with tax payer money funding selectedly chosen private industry.

    And some of you people can't understand why most people don't want to fork over more money to this feckless, wreckless goverment.
     
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    Yeah, but he has such a beautiful smile and nobody can come close to him when it comes to "reading teleprompters"

    My leg is jumping and tingling right now just thinking about it, oh Jesus what a thrill it is to close your eyes and listen to his voice, I don't blame Maureen Dowd for wanting to take a shower with him.

    YES WE CAN
     
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    Our future is definitely fossil fuels. Drill baby drill, and don't cut defense because we have to protect our national interests.
     
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    Well if its not ours it will be Chinas, Russia,India,Mexico,So Americas.
    They could give two craps about enviro issues like we do.
    Turning the whole country into a national park is ridiculous.
    Cutting defense is fine. But at the same time make sure you tell the Euro nations they are on their own and to start building their own defense.Which means they won't. Which means will be pulling they're ass out the fire again.

    By the way even without having to spend money on a real military the euros are on the verge of banruptsy with their socialism and ObaMao wants us more like them?
     
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    Your boy Rushbo did a number on this vehicle daily, while he is not completely responsible.. he is partially the problem.

    BTW the line is temporarily shut down..
     
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    LMAO let me know when its back on line and those 1300 people have their job back.

    Keep me up to date on that too wiil ya.Apparentley you listen to him more than I do because I never heard him on that.

    Looky here now son. I heard about the volt through Govt. Motors advertising.
    Obama last week on national news doing his best Ernie Boch on the car.

    And right about the same time, there were pictures of it circulating burning up like a two dollar toaster....and a price tag of 40K.
    Nice observation on your part about Rush not being "completley responsible" for the failure of another multimillion dollars tax funded failure by the Obama "stimulus."
     
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    So we're rooting for alternative energy to fail now? I guess people don't understand how alternative energy is in our national strategic interest. That is, unless you like being beholden to OPEC...
     
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    shut down for five weeks, cause sales are slow
     
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    Only the right can revel in the loss of jobs.. hooray, some perverted victory for the Dittoheads and car company is having difficulty with one of its lines.
     
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    I never thought it possible for Chevrolet to make a car worse than the Vega ... but they did.


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    The Chevy Volt and defense spending...


    We don't have to pull their ass out of any fires. We really do need to close our bases abroad and worry about ourselves.


    LOL, it was Rush's fault the Volt sucked...:rolleyes:
     
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    Say what? Who wants to see alternative energy fail? That's right, no one. What people want to see is companies make on their own, nevermind fail after losing tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer money.

    The sales for the Volt are rancid. Furthermore, there are tens of billions of dollars that taxpayers will never see from that bailout. That's on top of the fact that secured stock holders were trampled on by the government, as well as the fact that most people like me felt that the company could have easily survived without a federal bailout.
     
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    Except that these companies often require subsidies in the beginning until they become competitive (e.g. wind power in Germany).

    I don't know what the big deal is. It's not like the government doesn't already heavily subsidize road/rail/air travel, not to mention oil companies.

    Who are most people like you? Laymen? Because I'm fairly sure almost everyone involved in the process has acknowledged that there wasn't any private capital to speak of and hence GM would have most likely been liquidated had they gone through a normal bankruptcy.
     
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    First of all, Solyndra. Thank you. The point is whether or not the government should dump taxpayer money into these companies, especially when the paper trail says that the vast majority knew they were failures. Incentivizing and industry or technology is one thing, handing tax payer cash to private businesses is another.

    Second, who's everyone involved? Dem operatives and the UAW? GM was never, ever going to be liquidated. I know though Jack, the stimulus was a success too.
     
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    Some investment subsidies work out, some don't. I'm not sure why this is considered news, or how this is at all reflective on the viability of said subsidies.

    You know, for a guy who professes to be an independent thinker you sure have a tendency to rather thoughtlessly posit right-wing memes. Solyndra, the UAW, little irrelevant potshot on the stimulus... any way you can work a little F&F in for us?

    That noted, you might want to apply for a job at The Economist:

    Economist Devastates Romney On The Auto Bailout

    Finally, I'll take your radio silence on the question of private capital availability to be a tacit admission in favor of the argument that traditional bankruptcy was unfeasible and, thus, the course taken by the administration(s) was really the only workable avenue available at the time.

    Oh, no, wait, I know why Obama did it. He just wanted to capitalize on the opportunity to give a huge taxpayer giveaway to his cronies in the UAW :rolleyes:
     
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    Where does the electricity come from? Are you going to build a plant that is powered by the hot air coming out of the alternative energy promoters?
     
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    I am still waiting to hear who was going to buy what in the theoretical liquidation. The assets of GM were worth more to another automobile company than to anyone else.
     
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    Not sure of the reply. My response to another post was that there is a correlation to alternative energy and defense spending. Agree or disagree?
     

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