"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, January 27, 2012

CEI: Obama and the Chevy Volt

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has the facts once again with this article about the Chevy Volt:
Globalwarming.org: Did GM and Feds Collude to Hide Green Car Battery Fires? 
At a hearing Wednesday morning (1/25/12), GOP members of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs opined that General Motors (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) colluded to withhold information from the public about battery fires in the Chevy Volt, the plug-in hybrid car lavishly subsidized by the Obama administration as part of its bailout of the auto industry, the Washington Post reports. 
NHTSA began to investigate the green car’s safety risk in June after a test car caught fire, but waited until November to inform the public. Subcommittee Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) called the delay “deeply troubling,” particularly because the Government owns 26.5% of GM shares and an expanding market for electric vehicles is critical to the administration’s plan to raise fuel economy standards to 54.5 mpg.  
View the full commentary on Globalwarming.org
If you are thinking of buying a Chevy Volt, you might want to think twice and do some research.  It figures a so called 'green car' like the Chevy Volt would have a battery catch fire setting the test car on fire and polluting the air.  Why did they wait so long to warn the public about a Government Motors car?  The NHTSA didn't hesitate on Toyota but then again the Obama Administration didn't own a part of Toyota.

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