Good news for those of you suckers who could actually afford, even after the government subsidy, to actually buy a Chevy Volt. It appears as though your ridiculously over priced car, will remain a true collector’s item, a very rare make and model indeed. Chevrolet has announced suspension in the manufacture of these spontaneously combustive automobiles. Who really cares if the U.S. taxpayers actually paid about $200,000 per unit sold so far, so that only the very wealthiest among us could have a car that runs on the more efficient, but woefully impractical electricity. It makes you feel good and confident in your smug, to know that the very dimmest among us will believe that you are actually doing some good for the environment. As long as you have the appearance of someone who cares about the little people who are being taxed to death in order to subsidize your pompous lifestyle, that’s really the important thing here isn’t it.
Fear not America, our President and his Administration full of dolts have a plan to bring back the unwanted Volt and inflict this very dangerous car upon us. While running for President, those of us who actually listened to Barack Obama heard him tell us that he felt that sending the price signal of $4.00 per gallon for gasoline would be sufficient for us all to switch to a more acceptable behavior, of buying a massively expensive hybrid vehicle or utilizing the not yet built high speed rail. As it turns out, $4.00 per gallon gasoline hasn’t worked to do that just yet. So Steven Chu, our Secretary of Energy, has announced that he intends to use his bureaucracy to insure that gas prices climb even higher. Welcome to the new purpose for the Department of Energy. When Jimmy Carter, the last Marxist to be elected President, established this monstrous Federal Agency, he told us the purpose was to insure that there would always be plenty of energy for our economy to consume, and to build what ever we needed in order to maintain our economic well being. Today, the Department of Energy is there to insure that we have no energy to use.
As is always the case with these well intentioned government interventions, there is an unintended consequence. Besides the destruction of our economic well being based on a world wide hoax, besides the havoc created by eliminating our capacity to produce an affordable source of energy based on the myth that we would be able to replace it with fairy dust, we have done something that even the staunchest Socialist among us would never support or even defend. We have instituted a regressive form of wealth redistribution. This scheme of producing hybrid cars which cost the taxpayers $200,000 plus to produce and then sell them only to the very wealthiest members of our society at a $200,000 loss is stealing from the poor to give to the rich. How does it feel my fellow citizens to know that you in fact own a Chevy Volt, or at least part of one, but will never be allowed to drive it. That privilege is reserved for the Obama Supporters well above the marginal tax rate where the majority of Americans reside. But have no fear, when you have the temerity to balk at the unnecessarily inflated gas prices, our President will smugly tell you that you should go out and participate in one of his approved behaviors. It is simply astounding to me that some on our side believe that we will not be able to defeat this man.
Hat tip to Huckfunn
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