Voltgate

 

The only fireworks about the Volt will be when the taxpayers find out they got raped again

 

“Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive.” — Joe Biden, Oct. 26

I had a good laugh during breakfast this morning. I was reading my local paper and discovered this gem in the editorial section. It’s a column by syndicated columnist George F. Will titled “Shocking hype on the Volt.” Being in libtard land I couldn’t actually believe my eyes when I saw the title and figured there must be some catch to this and that it would turn out to be a fluff piece in favor of the Volt and all things green.

The second mystery was the above quote from Joe Biden, which prompted the thought that evidently Mr. Will thinks agrees with Joe, and in spite of the title, we’re actually off to a read of how wonderful GM, the Volt, Obama, Joe Biden and big government are.  Boy was I ever wrong about this one. I got suckered.

The first paragraph (below) told me that this wasn’t going to be nice to Government Motors or the Obama administration. Kind of like firing a shot across the bow of a Somalian pirate ship as a portent of things to come.

GENERAL MOTORS, an appendage of the government, which owns 61 percent of it, is spending some of your money, dear reader, on full-page newspaper ads praising a government brainstorm — the Volt, Chevrolet’s highly-anticipated and prematurely celebrated (sort of) electric car. Although the situation is murky — GM and its government masters probably prefer it that way — it is unclear in what sense GM has any money that is truly its own. And the Volt is not quite an electric car, or not the sort GM deliberately misled Americans into expecting.

Something tells me Mr. Will is not a fan of big government or the Volt and like me, thinks the public has been had, big time. He also remarks about other problems with the Volt summarized below.

  • It will only be available in CA, TX, MI, NY, NJ, CT and Washington, DC leaving 44 states Voltless. (51 if you use Obama’s “57 states”)
  • Even worse it’s going to be limited quantities in the 6 states and Washington, DC.
  • It’s going to even cost more because of government provided tax credits ($7,500 Federal) courtesy of your tax dollars (can you spell government subsidy?)
  • “GM, which originally was expected to produce as many as 60,000 next year, now says 10,000 for all of North America.”
  • GM now admits that in spite of their BS that the Volt drives on the electric motor all the time, they now admit if the batteries get low enough the gas engine will drive it directly, same when it hits about 70 MPH

Mr. Will goes into all the details that you can read at either of the sources noted below. It appears we have another gigantic case of misusing tax dollars and more foolishness from the greentards in our government trying to enforce their will upon the populace and turn us all into little tree-huggers, all while taking care of the unions.

They’ve lied about the gas mileage, being driven only by the electric motor and the distance capabilities when on electric only (which regardless isn’t very far) and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if more BS comes to light after the public starts driving them. Moreover, 10,000 Volts aren’t going to do jack about reducing any carbon footprints in the US, either. They will be the equivalent of removing a small pimple from an elephant’s ass, or, in plain English, not even noticeable. I’d love a real tally of the cost to the taxpayers about this. It sounds like it’s typical government, FUBAR.

Sorry greentards, I’m not biting the bait nor participating in the scam because it’s more CO2 insanity.

Source: Contra Costa Times or the Washington Post

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2 Comments

Filed under Automobiles, Chevrolet Volt, Co2 Insanity, Global Warming, Government, Politics

2 responses to “Voltgate

  1. Ralph

    I wonder if Chevy ever tested the engine runs generator to charge batteries configuration.

  2. Bill Vancouver

    Hey Joe, ever heard of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, the Wright Brothers, etc.? What kind of b.s. does the VP peddle? The next thing you know he will be trying to tell us CO2 causes global warming.
    The scary part is that many liberals actually believe some of his comments.