Friday, March 2, 2012

Try Again...

What the Church of the Environment
Wants You To Drive...
Government General Motors is laying off around thirteen hundred workers employees thanks to low demand for their Volt golf cart car.

No kidding!  I would have never guessed.  But it gets better - GM is blaming the media:
GM blamed the lack of sales at the beginning of this year on “exaggerated” media reports and the federal government's investigation into Volt batteries catching fire.
No, the lack of sales comes from the fact that no one wants to drive a car that gets 40 miles to a, ahem, charge.  I can understand the sales of the Prius and other hybrids, but an electric car? No thanks.  Oil and gasoline is still the lifeblood of this economy, and will be for at least forty years.  

No matter how much do-gooder busybodies try to guilt people into buying crappy little electric cars in the name of environmental protection (a slippery proposition in and of itself, but that's another discussion), the market speaks volumes.  Even insane amounts of subsidies (at taxpayer expense, no less) can't get more than 1,626 Volts sold in two months, no matter how high Steven Chu wants gas prices to go.

But this is what happens when you put the religion of environmentalism and the sacrament of 'green energy' ahead of sound economics and letting the market play itself out.

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