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How much is a new Chevy Volt electric car worth?
The sticker price is $41,000. However, with federal subsidies, you could pay as little as $33,500. Additional subsidies provided by the state of California could knock it down even lower, for residents of the Golden State. So what’s the price?
$41,000, of course. The subsidies just mean you don’t pay all of it. The utterly bankrupt federal government takes money from other taxpayers, and uses it to discount your purchase. Since California is teetering on the edge of total collapse, and may well require federal bailouts in the near future, taxpayers across the country could end up paying additional sums to support Volt purchases that happen to occur within the state of California. These transfer payments are mixed into the thickening concrete surrounding the American economy, making it just a few inches deeper.
But wait, there’s more.
You’ll have to see Dr. Zero for the rest.
Rush devoted most of his show, Friday to the Volt.
Did you know this? No, no. The backup engine requires premium gasoline. The primary power plant, the battery they claim gets 40 miles to a charge, which means you’ve got 20 miles to go someplace and get home. The backup gets you 340 miles using premium gasoline. Now, something’s askew here. Shouldn’t whatever gets you 40 miles to the charge be the backup? Like I asked you a couple days ago, “When you people look at your cars, how many of you know what range you get out of a full tank?” I guarantee you not very many of you are getting 340 miles out of a tank. Not many. I’m sure some of you are, depending on what you’re driving. Okay, so, “It also requires premium gasoline, seats only four people (the battery runs down the center of the car, preventing a rear bench [where the drive train would go) and has less head and leg room than the $17,000 Chevrolet Cruze, which is more or less the non-electric version of the Volt.”
As Mr. Edward Niedermeyer writes: “In short, the Volt appears to be exactly the kind of green-at-all-costs car that some opponents of the bailout feared the government might order GM to build.” Who would that be? Who would these “opponents” be? You know, this didn’t start with Obama. It starts with Algore. He had the first electric car idea. Well, “President Obama’s task force reported in 2009 that the Volt ‘will likely be too expensive…” This is from GM. I’m sorry, it’s Obama’s task force. “President Obama’s task force reported in 2009 that the Volt ‘will likely be too expensive to be commercially successful in the short term’…”
So another Bam task force making something nobody wants, and even the defenders in the Fake Media — I’m reading some of the critics of me out there in the partisan political operative media — say, “Well, I guess Mr. Limbaugh was opposed to the Internet because it wasn’t fast enough at first. I guess he was opposed to getting into buying products that…” You people fail to understand. You do not make any effort to understand. This is not a criticism of General Motors and it is not a criticism of the Volt. We in the country class of this great nation are aghast. We are apoplectic over the fact that a bunch of know-nothings, a bunch of people who have a chip on their shoulder about this country are now running some of the greatest industries that twine this country’s greatness — and they don’t know diddly-squat, and they’re turning these great industries into nothing more than arms of their political agenda.
The Chevrolet Volt is a political statement. When President Obama is driving around in a limousine that has every protection and has the same weight that his current gasoline-powered limousine has and when it’s powered by a battery, then I’ll think about it. When Air Force One is powered by solar panels or windmills or self-generating propellers or whatever the hell else the wizards of smart have on the design table, then I’ll think about getting on one. But putting four seats on top of a lawn mower that runs on premium gasoline as a “backup,” is not innovation. It is classic liberal screw-upism, incompetence, and danger.
“The only people who are going to buy it are going to be very rich people who are going to park it outside their townhouse for ostentatious show of how virtuous they are while they drive around in their Cadillac Escalade.”
“This is a classic example of what happens when the political and ideological desires of an administration are imposed on a private company…It’s not how many jobs you create or even save, it’s can you sell a product in the market that will make a profit? Otherwise, it’s a farce.”
See also: Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin: Chevy Volt Slogan-Mania:
The Chevy Volt, the $41,000 before-tax-credit, four-seat car that you might as well buy because you’re paying for it anyway, goes 40 miles on a charge before the engine that requires premium gasoline kicks in and will probably cost its buyers more than a few friendships because the “dude, can I bum your electrical outlet for a few hours so I can get back home?” thing will get old fast, is officially on the market.
This means that the search for the perfect Chevy Volt slogan is on. My current favorite is from Twitterer Gunservatively: “I could have had a V8.”
One website had nothing but good things to say about Government Motors, Chrysler, and The Volt.
Obama News and Resources reported: Obama Drives Volt, Touts Auto Industry Bailout Results:
One of the companies that Obama bailed out was Chrysler. Obama appeared at both the Chrysler factory as well as the GM factory in Detroit, Michigan on Friday and addressed the workers there. In addition, the President of the United States also test drove the Volt. The Volt is the first car made by Chrysler that is completely electric.
With the jobs and thus production increase resulting from Obama’s bailouts, Chrysler made a profit of $143 million in 2010’s first quarter, while GM has made a staggering $865 million profit.
After arguably the worst year ever for the car industry in United States history, the work of President Obama is finally bringing better days. Automotive companies are now able to provide more jobs to American’s, as well as boost the economy.
With Obama’s risky move a year and a half ago paying off, one of the biggest industries in American history is once again proving to be highly profitable.
Check out the site….Who are these people? Seriously.
Is this part of Organizing For America? Some Soros group? Former Journolistas?