Here is a short but energetic editorial on Investors Business Daily about the Volt fraud at Government Motors. Make sure you look at the photo showing the smiling, phony Bureaucrats and Michigan Monarchs who, thanks to the average Dufus Americanus, can easily turn your enslavement into a fuzzy photo-op.
We heard GM’s then-CEO Fritz Henderson claim the Volt would get 230 miles per gallon in city conditions. Popular Mechanics found the Volt to get about 37.5 mpg in city driving, and Motor Trend reports: “Without any plugging in, (a weeklong trip to Grandma’s house) should return fuel economy in the high 30s to low 40s.”
Car and Driver reported that “getting on the nearest highway and commuting with the 80-mph flow of traffic — basically the worst-case scenario — yielded 26 miles; a fairly spirited backroad loop netted 31; and a carefully modulated cruise below 60 mph pushed the figure into the upper 30s.”
We know that our Soros-sanctioned, Green Prime Minister has hailed the Chevy Volt as the new Lord and Savior of the planet. After all, it is impossible to ignore the fact that this car, no matter what you think of EVs or hybrids, is the direct result of central planning from the people in power who pass laws allowing them to take and spend your money as they, along with their friends in big corporations, see fit. In the process, the enablers and their recipients all get richer, and those who aren’t in power lose their prosperity and freedom. The whole green, planned economy is one giant racket to propagandize you about your social responsibilities and take control of your lifestyle and tell you how you must live by making you feel guilty for living, breathing, and existing, and therefore zapping the precious earth of its resources to sustain your miserable life. Meanwhile, the green planners all live an exalted and affluent lifestyle while individuals continue to sacrifice for the benefit of their masters.
On the Volt, here is an interesting paragraph from an article on KansasCity.com (bold is mine):
The Chevrolet Volt has a lot riding on its shoulders. With two electric motors and a gasoline engine to charge the battery, it places the company at the forefront of technology and demonstrates that General Motors can compete effectively in the green car arena.
Someday, when words have meanings, government policy (coercion), taxes (theft from citizens), redistribution (to favored government programs), and subsides (to players in the governmental-corporate complex) will not be confused with “competing effectively.” Here is a snippet of truth that is usually missing in all of the media masturbation over the Chevy Volt:
To consumers, what matters is how well the car works, not what it is called. If your daily commute is less than 40 miles a day, you can drive the Volt every day without using a drop of gasoline. The battery is recharged in 10 to 12 hours by plugging into a standard 120-volt outlet. A special 240-volt charger does the job in four hours. The charger lists for $490 and Chevy estimates the installation would cost $1,475, depending on your house.
Can you say FAIL? Whoops, but don’t forget Big Government’s $7,500 tax credit for buying one of these metal hoodwinks. Oh Volt, and we hardly knew ye … (Thanks to Michael Harris for the link.)
cross-posted from the LewRockwell.com blog