Sarah Palin Calls Tesla, Chevy Volt "Losers"
We are pretty much immune to the green bug, but electric and hybrid cars are steadily conquering the world and proving to be good solutions to our mobility problems. However, the Republicans still haven't heard about this and are sticking to the old ways, criticizing president Obama for his support of green energy and electric automobiles.
In a recent Facebook post, Sarah Palin picked up where Mitt Romney's campaign left off, calling the Chevy Volt and Tesla “losers.” She was, of course, exploiting the media opportunity created by Fisker's recent financial problems and rumored bankruptcy.
Here's the full statement made by Palin on April 5th on her Facelbook page:
Once again, the American public lost when the Obama administration attempted to pick “winners and losers” in the free market. Today the electric car company Fisker Automotive, which received nearly $200 million in taxpayer money, is laying off three-fourths of its U.S. workers.
The Anaheim, CA-based start up has failed at pretty much every level – especially when it comes to the company’s ultra expensive luxury electric hybrid, the Karma (what a name!), which is assembled in Finland and received a green-energy loan to transition the assembly to the U.S., something that never happened.
This losing tax-subsidized venture joins other past losers like the Obama-subsidized Volt that gets 40 miles per battery charge, or like the Obama-subsidized Tesla that turns into a “brick” when the battery completely discharges and then costs $40,000 to repair
This is really just the latest manifestation of the administration’s crony capitalism as their green energy buddies benefit from this atrocious waste of taxpayer money. Americans really need to get outraged by these wasteful ventures. As we’ve seen time and time again, We the People are always stuck subsidizing the left’s “losers.”
So what’s the solution and where do Americans go with our outrage? Stand up against the crony capitalism and elect only those who understand and will let America’s marketplace dictate economic successes, instead of letting politicians (some who have never run any business nor even worked in the private sector) choose free enterprises’ winners and losers. Take a stand, friends. Nothing will change unless you do.
- Sarah Palin
By Mihnea Radu