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Obama: Fuel-Efficient Cars an Answer to Gas Prices (Yea, just run out and buy a $42,000 Volt)
abc ^ | 3/3/2012 | JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press

Posted on 03/03/2012 11:15:03 AM PST by tobyhill

President Barack Obama says higher auto mileage standards set under his administration and better cars built by a resurgent U.S. auto industry will save money at the gas pump over the long term, a counterpoint to Republican criticism of his energy policy.

In his weekly radio and online address Saturday, Obama said Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025, doubling current mileage standards.

"That means folks will be able to fill up every two weeks instead of every week, saving the typical family more than $8,000 at the pump over time," he said. "That's a big deal, especially as families are yet again feeling the pinch from rising gas prices."

During the past several weeks, Obama has been eager to appear aggressive in the face of rising gasoline prices even as he reminds audiences that there is no simple, immediate solution that will reverse the current spike in prices.

"What's happening in Detroit will make a difference. But it won't solve everything," Obama said. "There's no silver bullet for avoiding spikes in gas prices every year."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; chevyvolt; drillheredrillnow; gasprices; michigan; nobama2012; obama
"That means folks will be able to fill up every two weeks instead of every week, saving the typical family more than $8,000 at the pump over time,"

Catch phrase "over time". It still takes over 10 years to make up the cost savings in gas for what a Prius sells for as compared to an equivelant sized all gas vehicle. Way longer for a Dolt.

1 posted on 03/03/2012 11:15:07 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Lol @ Chevy Dolt. That is great :D

If worse comes to worse, I’ll just ride my bike or walk.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 11:20:26 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tobyhill

This is why Obama wants gas prices to go to 10 bucks a gallon, he wants EVERYONE in this country to buy one of those disgusting Volts. The progressive utopian society, this is what they have wanted for the longest time


3 posted on 03/03/2012 11:21:46 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chris37

People won’t buy Volts.

They’ll buy imported Kias.

And GM will well and truly go belly up this time.

Great energy plan, Obama.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 11:22:16 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: tobyhill

I wonder what it costs to recharge?


5 posted on 03/03/2012 11:25:13 AM PST by FES0844
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To: tobyhill

US Folks got ripped off when the socialist democrats led by pelosi did their fraud thing to get obama on the ballot in 2008. Electric cars, solar panels, green energy. Everything this fraud promotes is 30 to 50 years down the road. In the mean time he doesn’t mind killing the economy to push his idealogical green energy policy that is clearly not working. Big mistake. Common sense would shore up supplies within our own country and allies until the green stuff makes sense, say 50 to 100 years. We could then tell Iran and the middle east to go pound salt.


6 posted on 03/03/2012 11:27:24 AM PST by spawn44
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

http://www.hyundaiusa.com/build-your-hyundai/index.aspx

Exactly. No one expects the Dolt to last the 20 years it would take to make up the difference.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 11:28:39 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

This Asshole never let’s math get in his way. After all, it ain’t about the people....


8 posted on 03/03/2012 11:29:02 AM PST by richardtavor
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To: FES0844

According to a website I read the other day, it would use approx. $1.50 a day to recharge @ 9 cents per KW Hour.


9 posted on 03/03/2012 11:31:19 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Oh my gosh, why didn’t I think of this?

Short of the lack of money to run out and buy a new car, its brilliant!!!!


10 posted on 03/03/2012 11:33:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tobyhill

It appears to me the ideal car type for the average american today would be the mazda 5.


11 posted on 03/03/2012 11:36:12 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: tobyhill
I wonder if Kuhnhenn was serious when he wrote this, or if he is so stupid that he didn't know what he was writing. We can't drill now, because it will take too long to reduce prices, but we can wait thirteen years to buy a car that will take ten more years to just break even before we begin to get a cost savings.

"Dumber than a box of rocks" is far too generous to describe Khunhenn and Obama. A single pebble has a higher IQ than the multiplied product of their IQs.

12 posted on 03/03/2012 11:37:38 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: tobyhill
We don't need a Volt. The idiots in the WH said that all we have to do is get a tune-up and inflate our tires and we will save all the oil in the ME.

It is funny that Chevy is actually angry, and I mean red-faced, throwing stuff mad, that Obama didn't (or hasn't yet) do some crazy-a$$ dictator thing (which he has become good at) to mandate or somehow ‘force’ everyone to buy a Volt.

After all, that was their whole marketing plan along with all of these so called ‘green’ companies. They were told by Obama that they could rush some stupid piece of crap product that nobody wants to market, and he would force people to buy it.

But Das Führer was unable to pull it off...yet. I don't know why they would be so angry. Obama will just cover any loss they incurred from his ‘stash’ (U.S. National Treasury) otherwise known as the Obama family vacation fund.

13 posted on 03/03/2012 11:37:53 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: tobyhill

Let them buy new cars!

That should go over real well. And they say Romney is "out of touch" as the evil rich candidate. Well, maybe Romney would have said "Let them buy new Cadillacs."
14 posted on 03/03/2012 11:38:06 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tobyhill

apparently the obozo still believes that a pot of gold sits at the end of every rainbow. Idealist idiot as well as evil destroyer!


15 posted on 03/03/2012 11:38:32 AM PST by drypowder
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To: cripplecreek
It's got to be one of Obama’s greatest ideas ever, right behind the air in tires.
16 posted on 03/03/2012 11:39:29 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

As the Fed and State governments start seeing their gas tax revenue drop, what do they do?

OH! Raise the tax and start tolling more roads and bridges.

Goodbye “savings”.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 11:42:57 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: tobyhill

Not.

They’ll just cut back pumping and keep the market tight and the price per barrel at the same profit margin.

As long as oil is as unelastic as it is, the guy who has the oil is in the driver’s seat.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 11:46:37 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: tobyhill

Jimmy is smiling


19 posted on 03/03/2012 11:48:25 AM PST by hadaclueonce (just maybe we should be spraying gatorade on our crops)
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To: richardtavor
The man is a fool. I have a 2000 PAID FOR Expedition. It gets driven around town on the weekends and to work. I live 5 miles from work. Gas prices would have to yet again double before it would be cost effective for me to replace that vehicle with one large enough to accommodate my wife and 6'4” son (who is disabled and will be living with us for a long time).
20 posted on 03/03/2012 11:50:51 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Santorum says he isn't a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.)
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To: tobyhill
Obama: Fuel-Efficient Cars an Answer to Gas Prices

"I'm not a real Rocket Scientist but I play one in my dreams."


21 posted on 03/03/2012 11:56:02 AM 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: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

gotta love mandated tech, especially combined with the econ 101 found in the 10-25 crystal ballz forecasts of every part of the tyranny-0-saurus animals...


22 posted on 03/03/2012 11:59:11 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: tobyhill

Volt production has been suspended due to lack of demand.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2854007/posts


23 posted on 03/03/2012 12:20:43 PM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: tobyhill
Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025,

First of all, I think that statement is a bold faced lie....only in the EPA convoluted policy babble is this happening

To avg 55 MPG, that means cars will have to avg way more than 55 MPG since some will avg far less..

I'm far from the expert but only a few cars today are getting near 40 MPG and now where near 55 benchmark

We are going have to reinvent the internal conbustable engine to achieve that benchmark or simply drive 100 cc engines in death traps....

24 posted on 03/03/2012 12:23:22 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL LOL I am an owner/operator courier (self-employed) and couldn’t get a loan for $42 grand if I held a gun to someone’s head.


25 posted on 03/03/2012 12:28:37 PM PST by blastbaby
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To: cripplecreek

LOL LOL I am an owner/operator courier (self-employed) and couldn’t get a loan for $42 grand if I held a gun to someone’s head.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 12:28:59 PM PST by blastbaby
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To: Popman

You are quite correct.

What Obama means is that the government has mandated that cars get 55 mpg by 2025.

In liberal minds, regulations are more real than the laws of physics. It’s actually very cool. Pass a regulation and then leave it up to others to figure out how to “make it so.”


27 posted on 03/03/2012 12:29:03 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: tobyhill

Obama: Fuel-Efficient Cars an Answer to Gas Prices

This POS skid mark is an idiot on so many levels it astounds me...


28 posted on 03/03/2012 12:36:33 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tobyhill.
[Zero] said Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025...
...because by that time, the laws of physics will cease to apply on the streets and highways, just as they already don't in universities and the Demwit Party.


29 posted on 03/03/2012 1:03:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: tobyhill

No, they’re not an answer to high gas prices. In fact, they could make gas prices worse.

Efficiency causes an INCREASE in consumption of resources. It is called Jevons Paradox.

Increased consumption causes shortages.

Shortages cause increased prices.

If you want to drive the consumption and prices of gasoline down, lower CAFE standards and get rid of these stupid hybrids.


30 posted on 03/03/2012 1:24:22 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: FES0844

It appears the battery has a useful capacity of about 10 kwh.

Multiply your price per kwh by 10 and there’s your answer.

Anywhere from 40 cents to $5.00.


31 posted on 03/03/2012 1:36:28 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: tobyhill

..............According to a website I read the other day, it would use approx. $1.50 a day to recharge @ 9 cents per KW Hour..........................

But not for long. As coal fired plants are being forced to close, and an increasing electrical mix of high cost wind and solar is forced to come online, coupled with cap and tax, electricity is slated to skyrocket in the near future.

The fuel cost savings might just go pooof!


32 posted on 03/03/2012 1:42:15 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: chris37
If worse comes to worse, I’ll just ride my bike or walk.

That is exactly what Odinga and the left want.

For the conservatives to simply cave in and give up.

Not me.

I'm sure as hell not going to walk the eight hour round trip it would take for me to get to work and back or try to carry eight bags of groceries on a bike. Try to bring home three sheets of 4 x 8 plywood on your bike. Good luck.

33 posted on 03/03/2012 1:50:10 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: tobyhill

That’s a big deal I save $8,000 dollars at the pump, but it costs me $40,000 dollars for the car.

Nice move Richard Weed.


34 posted on 03/03/2012 1:51:48 PM PST by Venturer
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To: tobyhill
Dear Zer0 - 1st muslim dude,

I already bought two 50 mpg cars in 2005 when gas went over $2/gal. I have nowhere to go....

35 posted on 03/03/2012 1:56:20 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Eaker

I understand what you’re saying, but it looks to me like life is going to be a whole lot more simple in the future at the rate we are going now.

You know it could be a case of buy groceries from what grocery store?

Who is going to be selling 4 x 8 plywood when no one is buying or building anything?

We are going backwards at an alarming rate.


36 posted on 03/03/2012 2:02:22 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

I thought we were discussing the current gas prices not the total destruction of the planet.

I’ll try to stay on topic.


37 posted on 03/03/2012 2:11:01 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Eaker

My scenario wouldn’t require the total destruction of the planet, just total destruction of life as we know it in the USA, and we are certainly on that road doin’ about 75...


38 posted on 03/03/2012 2:21:31 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tobyhill; ex-Texan


39 posted on 03/03/2012 7:23:04 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never 'free'.)
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To: chris37
If worse comes to worse, I’ll just ride my bike or walk.

If it come to that, how will you keep you bike?

40 posted on 03/03/2012 7:26:32 PM PST by itsahoot (I will write in Palin, if Romney is on the ticket. Fair warning to the E-Pubs.)
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To: FES0844
I wonder what it costs to recharge?

Why it is free silly, no pump.

41 posted on 03/03/2012 7:27:36 PM PST by itsahoot (I will write in Palin, if Romney is on the ticket. Fair warning to the E-Pubs.)
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To: tobyhill
You can buy a really nice used F250 Superduty diesel for about 30K$. You will have 12K left to use for fuel and be a hell of a lot safer going down the road than the tin cans they are trying to sell.
The electric cars will never work well or sell well in the red states. We drive further to get to everything and they won't get there and home on the battery. If we are going to use fuel anyway we might as well drive something that is comfortable and safe. The tast of the obammy government motors just doesn't sit well on my gut. It gives me gas. Now there is an idea.....
42 posted on 03/03/2012 7:55:19 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: itsahoot

Same way I do now, in my garage.


43 posted on 03/03/2012 8:05:36 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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