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Chevy Volt among Worst Product Flops of 2011
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Jan 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 01/08/2012 1:54:41 PM PST by John Semmens

Pitched to the American voter as the vanguard of a “greener” future, the heavily subsidized Chevy Volt was dubbed one of the worst product flops of 2011 by Yahoo Finance’s 24/7 Wall Street site. The low sales volume—-an estimated 8,000 vehicles for 2011 (all of which are currently under recall notices to correct defects)–-has made the effective unit cost for each car amount to around $250,000.

Representative Hansen Clarke (D-Mich) insists that “despite the reluctance of the American driver to buy these cars we must not falter in our efforts to make them understand the necessity for government’s role in ensuring the Volt’s survival. Its not just about dollars and cents. Sure there are cars that get better mileage and have superior performance characteristics, but our government is backing the Volt. If we want to be good citizens and patriotic Americans we need to put the government’s choice ahead of our own selfish preferences.”

United Autoworkers Local 22 President, George McGregor, argued that “people who are loyal to the President will put the good of the country ahead of their own private interests. Just because you can buy a better car for less money shouldn’t deter you from getting behind the President’s push for the Volt. Jobs are at stake. Isn’t that more important than whether your personal vehicle is the best value?”

Whether increased sales of the Volt would have a significant impact on jobs within the US is in doubt. General Motors is reportedly planning on moving production of the vehicle to China.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: 1charge40miles; 29mpg; 41000bucks; autos; batteries8000dollars; burning; cash4cokehead; chevy; collapse; debt; default; environmentalism; gm; obama; satire; socialism; volt

1 posted on 01/08/2012 1:54:44 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
On a positive not

Soiledlaundryus.. uhh... Solyndria was a positive success. Half a Billion funneled into the DNC money laundering coffers!

2 posted on 01/08/2012 1:59:35 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: John Semmens

Representative Hansen Clarke (D-Mich) insists that “despite the reluctance of the American driver to buy these cars we must not falter in our efforts to make them understand the necessity for government’s role in ensuring the Volt’s survival. Its not just about dollars and cents. Sure there are cars that get better mileage and have superior performance characteristics, but our government is backing the Volt. If we want to be good citizens and patriotic Americans we need to put the government’s choice ahead of our own selfish preferences.”

WHATTT!!!! what further proof do you need???
everything DEMOCRATS touch turns to crap...and this is the Logic?? I’m “Selfish” to want a good Car? I’m selfish to
want my Tax dollars to not be squandered???

do you need any more proof that Democrats should Never be allowed to hold Public office!!!!!
Obama is the ring Master of this Loony asylem!!!!


3 posted on 01/08/2012 2:04:41 PM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: LtKerst

Satire.


4 posted on 01/08/2012 2:07:15 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: John Semmens
United Autoworkers Local 22 President, George McGregor, argued that “people who are loyal to the President will put the good of the country ahead of their own private interests. Just because you can buy a better car for less money shouldn’t deter you from getting behind the President’s push for the Volt. Jobs are at stake. Isn’t that more important than whether your personal vehicle is the best value?”

I can actually hear a union thug saying this. Just as they are now saying, "Just because union people know that ObamaCare really sucks, we aren't going to prevent the American people from having to endure it. We just don't want it and don't want to have to pay for it."

5 posted on 01/08/2012 2:07:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: John Semmens

Jeez, what I really want, a Chinese made Chevy Volt. Lets see, a nation making moldy drywall, poisioned pet foods and children’s toys with lead paint - not to say dangerous cars, will be building Chevy Volts for the US market. I will buy one if they throw in a Vette, fire insurance, and a month of Tony Stewart driving me around.


6 posted on 01/08/2012 2:09:09 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: rawcatslyentist

funneled into DNC

DNC! That’s where the Lost Corzine Mine went


7 posted on 01/08/2012 2:09:14 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: John Semmens; All
Go here to see the car that will be compared to the Volt IMHO and I am curious as to where that discussion will go...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830265/posts

8 posted on 01/08/2012 2:10:53 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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9 posted on 01/08/2012 2:11:28 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: John Semmens

Even though this is satire, I have to ask, WHO, in his right mind, would even WANT an electric car ... for ANY reason?


10 posted on 01/08/2012 2:11:45 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: John Semmens
This is about as funny as "cash for clunkers."
11 posted on 01/08/2012 2:18:45 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (We Can Take OUR Country Back--Perry 2012)
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To: John Semmens

vega=volt

GM sold me the first one, never again.


12 posted on 01/08/2012 2:18:54 PM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Are we now going to have “Cash for Clinkers?”

Power Plant joke.


13 posted on 01/08/2012 2:21:15 PM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: John Semmens

Expect big brother to finance it and one day make ownership required by law.


14 posted on 01/08/2012 2:21:52 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: World'sGoneInsane

Are we now going to have “Cash for Clinkers?”

Power Plant joke.


15 posted on 01/08/2012 2:22:55 PM PST by hadaclueonce (scrap copper is more than $3.00 a pound. wind generators are full of copper)
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To: John Semmens

Expect big brother to finance it and one day make ownership required by law.


16 posted on 01/08/2012 2:23:49 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: hadaclueonce

"AHA! It's a Clinker!"

17 posted on 01/08/2012 2:25:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: hadaclueonce

ROFL...


18 posted on 01/08/2012 2:28:26 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (We Can Take OUR Country Back--Perry 2012)
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To: John Semmens

19 posted on 01/08/2012 2:32:51 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: John Semmens

This satire has to be satire on satire ‘cuz it’s not satire.


20 posted on 01/08/2012 2:40:04 PM PST by Da Coyote (Z)
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To: John Semmens

It makes the Edsel look like a classic!

Actually, I drove one when we looked it over during a fire department training, it actually is pretty cool but the battery technology is all wring. AND it requires PREMIUM gasoline!


21 posted on 01/08/2012 2:41:40 PM PST by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: John Semmens

Reverse satire


22 posted on 01/08/2012 3:01:55 PM PST by Leep
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To: John Semmens
Chevy Volt among Worst Product Flops of 2011

The DoltsWagen


23 posted on 01/08/2012 4:36:45 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: John Semmens
Oh, I forgot, these are threads that are "satire" but are not satire.

I still don't get it.

24 posted on 01/08/2012 4:38:40 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: John Semmens

Volts for dolts!


25 posted on 01/08/2012 4:57:25 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: John Semmens

Well John I enjoyed the semi-news article if nobody else did.

The thing is that I look at all the pertinant info before I begin reading. If a headline looks interesting to me I look at the source, the author, and often the keywords/topics to determine whether I wish to interrupt my perusal of FR news pages, and read the article. That is how I know I’m reading John Semmens semi-news, semi-satire, and I begin reading knowing what to expect.

Apparently few others do that, and when they realize they have been caught taking your semi-news, semi-satire seriously they come unglued. NOT YOUR FAULT.

I’ve outlined what I do. Perhaps some might find that procedure to their liking as well.


26 posted on 01/08/2012 5:06:34 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens

“Satire?” Yeah, right. It’s funny to see those being rescued on the Rockies in winter.


27 posted on 01/08/2012 6:02:36 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: LtKerst

Here’s a clue. If John Semmons is posting the article look for the semi-satire label. John is an expert in taking things that are very close to the truth (but not) and making them sound believable.


28 posted on 01/08/2012 6:09:52 PM PST by calex59
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To: SumProVita
I have to ask, WHO, in his right mind, would even WANT an electric car ... for ANY reason?

There was never anything wromg with Grandma Duck's mind


29 posted on 01/08/2012 6:50:48 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Whatever happened to that Amy Summerland sailing chick?)
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To: SumProVita

Someone who lives in a community where gasoline cars are banned.

On Kwajelein Atoll there are no privately owned gas/diesel vehicles. Everyone on the island rides bicycles. That’s not a good example because it would be a waste there also.


30 posted on 01/09/2012 10:12:53 AM PST by USAF80
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To: USAF80

“That’s not a good example because it would be a waste there also.”

Lol! Exactly....AND...one wonders how expensive electricity would be there.

;-/


31 posted on 01/10/2012 5:34:32 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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