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Plant that got $150M in taxpayer money to make Volt batteries furloughs workers
Fox News ^ | October 08, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte

Posted on 10/08/2012 5:40:10 PM PDT by Snuph

President Obama touted it in 2010 as evidence "manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States,” but two years later, a Michigan hybrid battery plant built with $150 million in taxpayer funds is putting workers on furlough before a single battery has been produced.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/10/08/lg-plant-that-got-150m-to-make-volt-batteries-in-michigan-puts-workers-on/#ixzz28l2MseL9

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: batteries; chevy; gm; michigan; volt
Not a single battery produced. Zero just repaying friends favors.
1 posted on 10/08/2012 5:40:22 PM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph

Another Green Energy disaster.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
And they have the audacity to push this 25x25 amendment on us. (proposal 3)

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3 posted on 10/08/2012 5:44:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Snuph

They got $150 million from the feds and $100 million from the state.

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/17567


4 posted on 10/08/2012 5:48:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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5 posted on 10/08/2012 5:49:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Snuph
"""a Michigan hybrid battery plant built with $150 million in taxpayer funds""""".....

So, this is where he got the "You Didn't Build That" statement from, and projecting it onto every other business.

He is slicker than Slick Willie.

6 posted on 10/08/2012 5:57:45 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: annieokie
Fom the link in post number 4.

GM has sold 13,497 Chevy Volt s through August this year, or about .001 percent of the total 9.7 million cars and light trucks sold in the first nine months of 2012, according to Autodata Corp. GM sold 2,831 Volts in August of 2012, up from 302 sold in August of 2011.
7 posted on 10/08/2012 6:03:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Snuph

VOLT+OBAMA=VEGA


8 posted on 10/08/2012 6:04:25 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Snuph

Obama’s just throwing good ammo at the Romney campaign. If I weren’t seeing this with my own eyes, I’d swear it was fiction.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 6:04:51 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Snuph

furlough = fired


10 posted on 10/08/2012 6:06:02 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: gotribe

Awarded indefinite self funded vacations.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 6:07:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

cc—I wonder how many of those Volts were purchased by the US Government?

Does the Government mail itself the $ 7500.00 rebate for each vehicle it purchases?


12 posted on 10/08/2012 6:10:55 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: exit82

I don’t think I’ve ever seen one and I’m right here in Michigan.


13 posted on 10/08/2012 6:12:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Most the sold Volts were sold to the US government


14 posted on 10/08/2012 6:16:02 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph

I wonder how Obama will spin these “furloughs” on the next jobs report. Probably keep them on the rolls as his administration has done so many times in their continous attempt to delude the voters.


15 posted on 10/08/2012 6:22:02 PM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: Snuph

I am thinking about leasing one, assuming the option to purchase is at a decent price.

Where else are you going to get a $70K new car for $30K.

I already have time-of-day billing and pay $0.055 per KWH at night, so this would be a very cheap car to run.

Hey, it may be a collectors’ car, like the Edsel!!!


16 posted on 10/08/2012 6:33:34 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

Good luck with it. I hope you only drive 40 miles a day. The collectors spin might actually work some day however.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 6:48:42 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: cripplecreek

I saw one about a week or so ago on the interstate doing the double nickel for speed. I don’t think it’ll go any faster. I passed that Chevy Dolt like it was standing still. And laughing, too!


18 posted on 10/08/2012 6:49:34 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Windflier

Who knew the color of $hit was green????


19 posted on 10/08/2012 6:52:29 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Snuph

maybe someone will put a flux capacitor on one and take us back to 2008 and stop this crap.

We’ve had about enough of Biff Hussein Obama and his alternate reality


20 posted on 10/08/2012 6:53:22 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I passed that Chevy Dolt like it was standing still.

They should put windmills on them so the breeze of passing cars can generate a couple of watts.
21 posted on 10/08/2012 6:54:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Snuph

Just as Jenny Granmole planned it.. Michigan Taxpayer money is “Blown Away” and she ain’t around to take the blame.

A lotta good this Berkley Bitch did for Michigan.

FUBO and Screw Jenny too.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: hadaclueonce

The Volt is 1000 times better than was the Vega. It doesn’t rust in the showroom while waiting to be sold.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 8:21:28 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Snuph

A lot of the Volts “sold” are actually option leases where the uses pays $199 per month, but at the end of 2 years has the option to turn the car back in and walk away ...

If not, then he has bought the car and owes the balance [can be financed] ...


24 posted on 10/08/2012 8:32:48 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: PJBankard

“Another Green Energy disaster.”

I’m sure Romney is taking note to add to his list in the next debate. Hehehehe!

The really cool thing about the debates, is that the candidate can have his dark crevices exposed nationally. I watched the 1st debate again over the weekend, and Obama’s anniversary shout out to Michelle included the statement, that next year they would not be, “celebrating in front of 40 million people.”

Wrong Mr. President, it was 67 million people watching you shrink in your wretchedness and inability.

I eagerly anticipate installments II and III of Obama’s political demise.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 8:58:26 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Snuph

Bump


26 posted on 10/09/2012 1:14:29 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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