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Greening Up the Military: Pentagon Purchasing Chevy Volts

anonymous Wrote: Sep 14, 2012 12:01 PM
My dad told me a story about a guy buying potoes for 1.00 dollar a bag and selling them for 1.00 a bag and couldent figure out why he wasn't making any money. His answer to the problem, he needed a BIGGER TRUCK. Now that sounds like what the Obama folks are doing.

GM's Chevy Volt sales are pathetic, so the government is stepping in to give the failing car a boost.

The Pentagon is buying Chevrolet Volts to help “green up” the military—while propping up sales of the bailed-out automaker’s most politicized car.

The Department of Defense began purchasing the struggling luxury electric car, which retails at $40,000, this summer as part of its goal to purchase 1,500 such green vehicles. The Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif. purchased its first two Volts in July, and 18 more vehicles will come shortly to Joint...