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When Figures Lie: Chevy Volt Puts the Government in Government Motors

mglanville Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 2:24 AM
Until they can make a viable electric airplane, I'm going to stick with internal combustion. I like my Ford Shelby Mustang GT 500 Supersnake, and I ain't letting that go. Just wondering, out of a need to know, is it certain that GM or Nissan would've made such cars had the American government not done its level best to "create" an incentive to have them in the first place?
Chip. Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 12:44 PM
mglanvilee: It is, sadly, very unlikely a car manufacturer would create anything new without government pressure. But this is a good thing because it gives us consumers more choices. Without the government's involvement, the car companies would only make cars that make them the most profit. Electric cars are not as profitable because they are simpler, more reliable, and likely to be driven less, while cars with the Volt concept will not sell well because they are more complicated and so cost more to buy and maintain.

Large publicly owned corporations have no soul and exist purely to make money. That's why government regulation is needed.
tkdblk Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 1:19 PM
Yeah, let the government do it, and at that point by ruled by the largest corporation in the world!

Chip. Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 10:11 PM
We were not talking about a government bailout and take-over of a failing corporation, but only of the government pressure to create products the people want. You are mixing the two things together and there is no need for that.

If there was any doubt from skeptics about the complicity of the Obama administration in creating and directing the “new” General Motors –a.k.a Government Motors- the latest ballyhoo regarding sales figures and the Chevy Volt should convince even the doubters.

GM: Aug. Volt sales best yet says the Detroit News.

GM Expects Volt Sales to Set Monthly Record says the normally sane Wall Street Journal.

Chevy Volt broke monthly sales record in August reports the Associated Press.

But like a lot of claims coming from Obama or one his corporate...