Friday, March 2, 2012

Chevy Volt and President Obama: He's "Green" until something better comes along!

GM suspending production of the Chevy Volt and laying off 1,300 workers due to abysmal sales!

President Barack Obama has once again hitched his wagon to the wrong horse only this time more literally as the Chevy Volt, one of the administration's poster children for "Green Energy", has failed miserably (Solyndra being one of the more famous other failures among a much longer list).

The announced suspension of Volt production and worker layoffs occurred just days after the President made a bold statement while pandering in a speech to members of the United Auto Workers union:

"Five years from now when I'm not president anymore, I'll buy one and drive it myself. Yes, that's right."

For the good of the President, not to mention the good of the United States, the only solution to putting him behind the wheel of a Chevy Volt before it's too late would be having the opportunity to shop for one in earnest right after he loses the November election.

This would be the definition of a win-win for all involved!

The Chevy Volt production suspension and worker layoffs!

GM had projected sales of 60,000 Volt's in 2012 and to date has sold less than 2,000 and had projected sales of 10,000 in 2011 with an actual number sold of 7,600.

Among the problems with the car is the high price-tag relative to its range versus some gas-powered or hybrid cars that provide over 40 MPG at a much lower cost.

Although there are some tax incentives for buying a Volt the sticker price is over $40,000 compared to the high-mileage gas and hybrids that sell for under $30,000.

But beyond simply price and the fact that you would have to plug your car in and wait as opposed to just gassing up and going, might be the fact the the batteries powering the Volt had a propensity for spontaneous combustion!

No matter how "Green" someone might claim to be the Volt's negatives simply outweigh its positives as the ultimate arbiter, the consumer, has demonstrated!

Finally "Green" Obama versus NBA fan Obama!

While President Obama is a future Chevy Volt owner as he preaches "Green Energy" and fiscal belt-tightening, that would seem only to apply to the peasants (you and I) that he rules over.

In other words among all of his other monikers he is the "do as I say and not as I do" President as well!

"President Obama flew to Florida this past week to explain high gas prices. According to the Washington Post, on his way to Florida this past Thursday, reporters were "perplexed" at the President's 41 minute flight from Washington, DC to Orlando, Florida taking 1 hour and 15 minutes. The flight was in the air an extra 30 minutes, burning precious fossil fuels.

It does not seem a coincidence that the President landed right at half time of an NBA basketball game between the star studded Miami Heat and New York Knicks. Some theorized that the President delayed his flight in the air to watch more of the basketball game." (DirectorBlue)

Price tag for the extra time in the air is estimated to be over $90,000.

No doubt about it, it's good to be King!

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