In response to:

Some People Just Deserve "Free" Healthcare

rpexplorer Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 5:05 AM
The poll mentioned above where 92% of owners were positive on the Volt. Seems to me that human nature would propel that kind of response as I do not know anybody who would seriously want to admit to stupidity. The one person I know who owns one continues to defend it and her decision to purchase even though it is no longer a part of our conversation. This indicates to me that it has become a compulsion to perhaps bolster her sense of self worth or perhaps innate intelligence? Who knows - but she has become a bore.
oldguy52 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 11:02 AM
I won't buy a Volt for exactly the same reason I wouldn't take part in cash for clunkers. Why should my fellow citizens have to pay for my car? Where have all the self-sufficient, independent people America used to be known for disappeared to?

I won't even get into the ridiculous difference in cost of ownership of the Volt over the comparable ICE powered Cruze.
evie10 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 9:18 AM
remind her where the electricity comes from to recharge the car and continue to call it the fossil fuel Volt.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 7:24 AM
Given that the marketing campaign for the Volt is that it is heavily subsidized so that a handful of environuts can feel better about themselves in the narrow window until the technology grows more problematic with the age of the vehicles, the poll results are hardly surprising.

Call 'em up and have them pay the full cost of the vehicle and then ask 'em again how "satisfied" they are.
A American Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 6:24 AM
plus consumer reports has not been unbiased for decades. They have always pushed what the govenment wanted them to push.

KParwrote:I'll admit, back in the 70's, when the LameStream Press began to hyperventilate about Global Cooling, and the Impending Ice Age, I bit. A decade later, when THE SAME PEOPLE started screeching about Global Warming and The Rise Of The Oceans, it was more a case of "Fool me once, shame on you; Fool me twice, shame on me"- Asteroids, Polar Bear Cannibalism Lead to Global Warming, or, uh, Something Bad

Dear KPar,

Oh, you didn’t hear the latest settled science.

Seriously, I’m not making this up: The Obama administration appointed a panel of experts to...