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Obama Boosts GM With Fleet Sales; Localities Buy Police Cars With Federal Money

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    Obama Boosts GM With Fleet Sales; Localities Buy Police Cars With Federal Money | National Legal and Policy Center


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    Of course.

    Now Obama can say "look, auto sales are up and the economy is on the upswing."
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    Does this have anything to do with the Crown Vic no longer being in production... thus the rush for GM cars???

    Grants for police cars is not a new thing, and is part of the budget...
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    Nothing our gov't is capable of doing can change the coming down-turn.

    Although auto sales have soared for a bit due to pent-up demand, they're about to TANK once again...along with everything else....except vitamin sales!:D

    which people just keep buying & buying....
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    Yes i', sure obama personally got on the phone and bought all these cars from GM. Some people are as dumb as the day is long.
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    The feds give the money to municipalities with the proviso that THEY buy the GM vehicles.


    If your gonna be a lib try to understand money laundering, sorta like the public employee unions, government money and political donations.
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    A recession is on the way.
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    Once again having read the article and all of the ones highlighted there is nothing saying that the grant money has to be used on a GM vehicle, there is some innuendo, but nothing that factually backs your claim.. again.

    So you can repeat a lie over and over again, but it makes no sense as there is nothing to back it up...

    Personally seems more like the demise of the Crown Victoria than anything else, one of the articles suggests buying Toyota Camry's.... imagine the brou haha associated with that move..

    Fans seemed to be concerned about how money is spent, post 9/11 every town in east bumfock and west of there all got mobile command centers in the event of another armageddon... most of this is allocated money through the budgetary process and has little to do with any one person...

    Now go listen to Baba O'Riley 3 times at 100 decibels...
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    I guess I don't see the problem with this?
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    camrys are more american made than malibus and impalas
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    of course not.........obama could rape your sister and you wouldn't see a problem with it
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    That is not the point of this article, it it intimated that the feds are ordering municipalities to buy GM products and there is no substantiation that point, just conjecture...
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    based on the 20B the feds lost on saving GM, that translated to 800,000 $25,000 cars the govt should get for free in return

    as for police car options, both the dodge charger and ford taurus are superior in both long term reliability and safety
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    close enough when they're handing money out for purchases......another case of extreme government waste

    - the feds are already writing off $20B for the saving of GM
    - now they are throwing money around to buy more vehicles, and municipalities are taking them whether they need them of not.

    you just choose to believe based on your political bias
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    Close enough??? But the author of this thread said that the Government is forcing municipalities to buy from GM.. which is being contended.

    In your naivete, you appear to think that this is an Obama specific program, while in reality it has been around since 9/11... and will continue into the future as it is a budgeted item.

    Did you ever notice all those mobile command centers, who do you think paid for them???
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    Hey there, ankle biter! What a tasteless and disgusting remark! Good thing I don't have a sister! But then again I wouldn't expect anything better from you than your typical useless one-liners!
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    based on the article, what the OP said was not 100% accurate, but I believe you are intelligent enough to make the connection.

    municipalities don't have the money to buy things they don't need

    Jersey City officials hosted a show-and-tell Wednesday of roughly $12 million in new fire trucks, police vehicles and other emergency-management equipment it has procured over the past three years by using federal grant money." Commenting on the vehicles not being used on a regular basis, Fire Director Armando Roman said, "It's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." Sure, especially when the federal government is providing the taxpayer money to pay for it


    the notion is so in line with the current liberal philosophy "we will spend other people's money and look like heroes"
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    Chicago Politics (thugs)
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    In your blind rage you miss the point completely, this is not an Obama specific program.. it has been around for a while, and probably will continue well into the future..

    Guess you missed all those mobile command centers and police equipment that popped up all over the place in the middle of the last decade.. it is what our government does, pander to law enforcement.

    The whole program needs to change...
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    Chicago politics = Boston politics= New York politics = Philidelphia politics = texass politics = Mississippi politics. Theres nothing special about Chicago politics, except obama started out there. He could have started out anywhere, any large city such as New York and it would have been the same, except you and the others like you [​IMG] would be saying New York style politics

    instead of Chicago style politics
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