In case you hadnít noticed, every car with an IC engine has a battery too, so we are already producing those ďhiddenĒ pollutions and toxins, and we seem to be dealing with them. And, IC engines are not made in a vacuum. There are energy costs to make those motors as well.
If the last cold snap wasn't enough to make anyone buying an electric car wary, especially if they lived anywhere north of the equator, then I say...HAVE AT IT, YOU IMBECILES.
What has yet to be even 'thought about' by the greenies is along the lines of the drop in smokers and the lost tax revenue. For some time now, the tobacco nazis have been putting a stop to all forms of tobacco use, and the states no longer reap all that $$$$ from the 'filthy' smokers.
Just think of the taxes various states will lose when there are no more 'gas' stations to gouge the drivers driving those unclean filthy gasaholic mosheens. Has anyone considered the ramifications of the gazillions of dollars raised with each gallon pumped by those nasty guzzlers?
I can hear the lefties now...whining and moaning about how unfair big oil was, as they took their product and ran, and didn't consider how badly it would affect all the environmental whackos and their ilk.
WAKE UP AMERICA. THE LOSERS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF KILLING A ONCE GREAT NATION, AND YOU LINGUINI-SPINED SOCIALISTS ARE NOTHING BUT A BATCH OF SHEEP, ALLOWING IT ALL TO HAPPEN.
I thought you were against taxation and big government. Now you are defending taxation and worried about not collecting enough taxes? :confused:
Blackstone, please don't talk down to me ("In case you hadnít noticed, every car with an IC engine has a battery too").
I started my career with Pontiac Motors in 1982 and I've been in the automotive field ever since. I have a masters in mechanical engineering and I'm a professional engineer so I know a little bit about which I speak.
You say you work for GM so of course you love the Volt! I haven't met a GM employee yet who doesn't. The hype in Detroit was incredible over the Volt. All I can say is that if the public was clamoring for it (other than those who have to have it first for bragging rights) the government wouldn't have to use my tax dollars to subsidize it.
I have a Chevy Impala that can use E85 and I will never put it in my car. I have a real problem with an industry that uses two gallons of fuel to get one gallon of corn oil to the pump. Corn is for eating and making bourbon, NOT burning up in an IC engine when there's perfectly good crude to be refined.
I can hardly wait for the "imbecile" in a volt to become stranded like the family that spent 3 days in their gas burning vehicle. They survived because they judiciously ran the heater in spurts, starting and stopping the engine.
How long would you last in your "VOLT" Mr Blackstone?
Face it, your 'pride and joy' is just a motor vehicle tinker toy, designed primarily for the nearby worker to jog back and forth in. It's another version of the pregnant rollar skate we've seen for years, only this time it's dangerous because the GREENIES are making it happen at the expense of what this nation really needs.
As to your last "imbecillic" comment, you have again missed the point...that being you environmental jerks push for all this feel good crap, assuring your fellow airheads that what you are accomplishing is all good and necessary. But when they find out, as that Obama teen mama did, when Obama didn't pay for her gasoline, or her baby's clothing, and she was heart broken.
My concern about the loss of taxation revenue should you environmentalists take over the country, is you don't even think about it. You are too damned ignorant to face reality and recognize the fallout and disasters that occur because of your do-gooder policies. And when the crap hits the fan, do you expect to pick up the mess? Hell no, you are off promoting the next environmental joke to prop up your egos.
Every time your crowd dreams up some new era save-the-nation-idea, we taxpayers can expect to drop our drawers and bend over. When the gas taxes fall below what states can live with, do they look to the environmental whackos to compensate for the difference? Nope. It's time to pass another hike in real estate taxes, or sales taxes, so we make sure those union pension funds are paid, and those pie-in-the-sky promises are kept.
When you see the federal unionists marching because many of their pensions and jobs are being cut, think they are going after the legislatures that put a kybosh on smoking in their state, causing that revenue source to drop by several millions. Hellsbells, many of those marchers are smoking. Do they lobby their representative to stop with the new laws? Nope, they just go across state lines and buy cartons by the case because that state hasn't raised their taxes $2 bucks a pack ...yet.
As I've stated many times, it always depends on who's ox is being gored.
When the gas tax revenues are way down, will the Volt drivers pony up extra, so the roads can be cleared of snow???...or repaired by the underpaid union fed worker, who's now so overworked because all his buddies have been layed off due to budget constraints?
Actions have consequences, Mr. Blackstone. The environmental movement has pretty much wiped out the timber industry in this nation. It's working hard on the auto industry and mining industry, and oil industry.
Your sacrificial lamb of an electric car is a joke, and we all know it. It ranks right up there with windmill electricity, and solar panels. If it was all so importantly wonderful, why doesn't it become the way of life the liberals are craving? And please don't annoy me with that teacher's union tripe of needing more money. Doesn't matter how much is thrown down that empty hole, it will never be enough.
In fact it's time to see how much less this socialistic experiment can do without. After all, the other nations attempting this experiment are having to go through it also, and they are finding out the PC crowd has led them down the path to ruin. Time for a huge change. Hope you didn't buy into the last one.
I never said I loved the Volt. I think it is a very interesting vehicle, and a first step in the right direction to reducing dependence on oil (forgien and domestic). However, I do not plan to buy one. It doesnít fit my lifestyle. But, like I said, if they can build similar technology into a full-size SUV or full-size pickup, Iíll be in line to get one.
Is the government subsidizing electric vehicles with your tax dollars, or giving buyers a tax credit? There is a difference.