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Heartache: GM Halts Production of Chevy Volt, Lays Off 1,300 Workers…
weasel zippers ^ | 3/2/12 | zip

Posted on 03/02/2012 1:04:42 PM PST by Nachum

And in the same week Obama vows buy one, Christmas comes early this year.

(DFP) — General Motors has told 1,300 employees at its Detroit Hamtramck that they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chevy; gm; schadenfreude; volt; workers
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1 posted on 03/02/2012 1:04:48 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 03/02/2012 1:06:49 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The Volt not Electrifying?? I am shocked!


3 posted on 03/02/2012 1:07:55 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Volt has no Zap? Who knew?)
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To: Nachum
" . . . we are still seeking to align our production with demand,"

Translation: nobody (except Obama) wants to buy the darn pile of crap.
4 posted on 03/02/2012 1:08:37 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Nachum

How about that?

What a blow for the fascists. You have to know there people must have done EVERYTHING possible to avoid this course of action, because the right can dine out on this for a decade.

Rumor has it GM and Chrysler are channel stuffing until the election is over. This requires the dealerships to OWN the cars, which has to mean that there must be something being done for the dealers to accept it all.

The sales numbers auto companies put out ARE NOT the cars sold off the lot. The sales numbers reflect the cars sold by GM, or Chrysler. Once they leave the plant, they’re booked.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 1:09:25 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Nachum

This administration and their policies are a total and complete disaster.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 1:09:38 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland
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To: Nachum

Oh that’s too bad. I’d buy one, except I don’t have a job or any money, lol. I guess Zero didn’t think about the unintended consequences of destroying an economy.

Mrs. Prince of Space


7 posted on 03/02/2012 1:10:42 PM PST by Prince of Space (Obama cares a lot about the poor. In fact, he wants to make more of them.)
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To: Nachum

Come on folks, this piece of crap is the kind of vehicle obammy wants us all to drive, not my old Chevy Silverado.
So let’s all go out and spend what 65 big ones on this gub mint motors crappola.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 1:10:45 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Nachum

Obama fails at everything he tries expect failure.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 1:10:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And those 1300 workers will be assigned to making windmills...and will be fired another 2 days due to “productions costs”.

FUBO


10 posted on 03/02/2012 1:10:49 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Nachum

“we are still seeking to align our production with demand.”

Which is none


11 posted on 03/02/2012 1:12:33 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

I would love to have an electric car, if:

1. they didn’t cost more than I paid for my house, and

2. could get me from home to work and back on one charge.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 1:13:18 PM PST by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Prince of Space

Actually, under this administration it sounds as though you’re a perfect candidate!


13 posted on 03/02/2012 1:13:25 PM PST by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: Nachum

And the Green Economy keeps rolling right along...


14 posted on 03/02/2012 1:13:34 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Nachum
Heartache Heartburn
15 posted on 03/02/2012 1:13:41 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“Translation: nobody (except Obama) wants to buy the darn pile of crap.”

####

And even then, only because one of his bribing, criminal puppeteers will buy it for him.

Just like everything else in his life.

16 posted on 03/02/2012 1:14:01 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Nachum
“Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” said GM spokesman Chris Lee.

Translation: "We can't give these things away."

17 posted on 03/02/2012 1:14:09 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Nachum; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority

5 BILLION in R & D.....5 BILLION more to market & produce.....a $50,000 (out the door)car that you would have to own for 20 years to recoup any savings(after you spend 12000.00 more for 2 new batteries......and they paid all of the GM workers big bonuses.....and GM still owes the taxpayers 23 BILLION dollars!!


18 posted on 03/02/2012 1:14:30 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Nachum

Are these employees gonna give the taxpayers back their bonus money that we (taxpayers) were forced to pay?


19 posted on 03/02/2012 1:16:00 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Nachum; a fool in paradise

I heard they’ve sold just 120 Volts in the US and 230 Amperas in Europe!


20 posted on 03/02/2012 1:16:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum

Prediction:

Obama will forbid production of the Dolt to be halted, and force his (his! HA!) government agencies to buy them by the trainload.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 1:16:37 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: max americana

Men in North Korea are required to go to work at shutdown factories, they stamp a card showing they attended work and are then sent out to find a way to earn money to give to the factory.

Some job, scrounging out money from a dirt poor prison camp like NK which you then owe to the state-owned factory.

Even factories that aren’t shuttered only have electricity for 2 or 3 hours a day.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 1:16:43 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum
And in the same week Obama vows buy one, Christmas comes early this year.

Discontinued in 2013. He'll still be able to get one after he leaves office.

23 posted on 03/02/2012 1:17:17 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Revolting cat!

There are just so many left wing college professors who might drop 50 grand for it.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 1:18:18 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Nachum

I guess the peasants aren’t buying the baloney they’re peddling.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 1:19:16 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: GeronL

“they stamp a card showing they attended work and are then sent out to find a way to earn money to give to the factory.”

Sounds like unemployment insurance in America..


26 posted on 03/02/2012 1:20:32 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Nachum

"Dang!"


27 posted on 03/02/2012 1:21:37 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“5 BILLION in R & D.....5 BILLION more to market & produce.....a $50,000 (out the door)car that you would have to own for 20 years to recoup any savings(after you spend 12000.00 more for 2 new batteries......and they paid all of the GM workers big bonuses.....and GM still owes the taxpayers 23 BILLION dollars!!”

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Excellent thumbnail economic encapsulation of this particular, anti-Market, Communist disaster.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 1:24:04 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Nachum

Seriously ... I wonder why the $40,000+ golf carts wouldn't sell ...

29 posted on 03/02/2012 1:25:51 PM PST by Zakeet (The idiot Obozo is to competent leadership as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: Nachum

Will Obama have to buy a used one?


30 posted on 03/02/2012 1:26:02 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Revolting cat!
“I heard they’ve sold just 120 Volts in the US and 230 Amperas in Europe!”

Not sure if that is sarcasm or not, but if not you heard wrong, it just seems like it's only 120. It's more like 10,000 give or take since inception. I'd guess 30% are still on Dealer lots one way or another. (unsold / Demos)

31 posted on 03/02/2012 1:26:02 PM PST by DAC21
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To: wolfpat

Try a skate board an electric motor and a long extension cord. LOL


32 posted on 03/02/2012 1:26:21 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Nachum

Was there a story yesterday, that, the Volt sales had doubled? The owners will not be pleased. They are going to need a DumBO pep rally.


33 posted on 03/02/2012 1:27:08 PM PST by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: max americana

I guess communism means that we have to pay the boss instead of the other way around.


34 posted on 03/02/2012 1:28:44 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Why don't they just make one that runs directly on pond scum?


35 posted on 03/02/2012 1:28:52 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: wolfpat

Thats ok. if obamalamadingdong gets reelected, it may BE your home......(sarcasm)


36 posted on 03/02/2012 1:30:03 PM PST by TexConfederate1861 (Surrender means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy.)
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To: Nachum
the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera.

Do they have the Buick Ohm for the Asian market?

37 posted on 03/02/2012 1:30:23 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: bunkerhill7

If a Volt crashed into an Amp...Watt would be the result?


38 posted on 03/02/2012 1:30:35 PM PST by spokeshave (Dole/McCain/Romney losers all....NEWT is da Man)
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To: Nachum

Friday news dump?


39 posted on 03/02/2012 1:31:25 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Nachum
...Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera.

Volt = unit of electomovite force

Ampera (Ampere) = unit of electrical current

OK, so who is ging to make use of the unit of electrical resistence, the Ohm? Ohmsmobile?

40 posted on 03/02/2012 1:31:57 PM PST by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: Nachum

If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................


41 posted on 03/02/2012 1:31:58 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Nachum

” . . . we are still seeking to align our production with demand,”

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Mission accomplished.

Production is now officially at Zero.


42 posted on 03/02/2012 1:32:38 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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The Volt must have been a tremendous disaster for GM to stop producing while under such government pressure.


43 posted on 03/02/2012 1:32:57 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: CPOSharky

There sure seems to be a lot of resistance to the Volt..............


44 posted on 03/02/2012 1:32:57 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: wolfpat
I would love to have an electric car, if: 1. they didn’t cost more than I paid for my house, and 2. could get me from home to work and back on one charge.

3. It generates more electricty than it uses (would solve item 2).

45 posted on 03/02/2012 1:33:58 PM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: DAC21

It’s sarcasm. 110 volts in US, 220 in europe.


46 posted on 03/02/2012 1:34:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: KarlInOhio

They make Buicks in China. Buick once had a model Omega.............


47 posted on 03/02/2012 1:34:31 PM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: DAC21

60 hertz in the US, 50 hertz in europe
in any case...
lots of hertz


48 posted on 03/02/2012 1:34:52 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Nachum

49 posted on 03/02/2012 1:35:29 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Nachum

Bump


50 posted on 03/02/2012 1:37:26 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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