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Chevy Volt a Failure - GM to Layoff 1,300

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Mar 2, 2012.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    It doesn't, as I noted in my link above. Some people just can't comprehend English around here.

    You can lease a Volt for $350 a month.

  2. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

  3. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Republicans reacting to news of American labor not being wasted on a product that, absent ridiculous government subsidies, no one wants.
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  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    And somehow, the cellphone and TV technology - and VCRs and laptops such - followed this very arc of development without absurd tax incentives for purchasers.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I would think helping to bring about a cleaner environment is not altogether a bad use of tax policy.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How do we get the majority of our electricity in this country?
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The purchasers did not need tax incentives because the product was priced artificially low, due to government subsidies in the manufacturing, all of which is now done overseas. I'd rather have some tax incentives in the early stages of product development, and keep the manufacturing in the US in the long run as it becomes more efficient and cheaper.
  8. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    Fucking sluts.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    So could one power a Volt on Paris Hilton?
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Because the government money went into the research and development of these technologies at the front end. As did the government tax incentives to early licensees.

    How much of the cost of starting GPS or the internet was born by government?
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    And somehow transitioning from oil to alternative energy sources is a much higher priority for the future of our country planet than the advancement of TVs and cellphones.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Hey, if it wasn't for cellphones, IJAG would be rapidly punching her thumbs into thin air while driving.
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