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As they say, “Gotta spend money to lose money,” or is it, “Gotta print money to spend money?”

Sure, bankrupt GM managers received massive bonuses – up to 50% of their salaries – upon your taxpayer funded bailout (HERE) not long after GM’s ‘restructured’ $9 billion IPO loss (HERE). Then despite GM’s $35,000 Chevy Volt costing taxpayers $250k/vehicle to produce (HERE) while they spent over $500 million in logo placement on British soccer team jerseys (HERE), GM chose to sponsor a pro-communist Chi-Com propaganda film (HERE) as the Obama administration ‘purchased’ 1-in-4 GM hybrid cars sold (HERE).

However, it’s what money-’smart’ Obama-pandering Forbes isn’t telling us about Government Motors that’s disturbing…

Sh*tty Sh*tty Bang Bang: GM Sticks Taxpayers With $10+ Billion Loss

(Forbes) The US Treasury Department announced Monday that it sold its last shares of General Motors GM -1.22% stock, ending the government’s nearly 5-year action to save the auto industry. Treasury recouped a total of $39 billion from their original GM bailout of $49.5 billion, losing just over $10 billion on the initiative.

Despite the overall loss, many consider the program a success… [the rest of mainstream media's article goes on-and-on about how wonderful the massive loss is for all of Amerika's taxpayers – Sad Hill]

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ObamaGenius, ‘Since my Chevy Volt won’t sell, I’ll penalize Americans $2,500 more per vehicle: HERE

Chevy Volt Fires!HERE

 – Chevy Volt, ‘The People’s Car’: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

Taxpayers – $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold: HERE

Boldface lies about GM service and warranties: HERE

Taxpayer funded Communist supporting GM pushes for higher gas tax: HERE

GM spend $4 million in 3 months on lobbyists: HERE

Obama’s Playbook – published by 1940′s General MotorsHERE

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Despite Chevy Volt costing taxpayers $250k per vehicle to produce before sales dropped below 280 units a month – and that was before Government Motors was forced to shut down production of their exploding ‘technological wonder’ car – despite Americans being forced to shell out an additional $7,500 worth of tax and ‘clean-car’ incentives for every Volt purchased, despite Government Motors sponsoring Communist propagandadespite Big Government purchasing 1-in-every-4 hybrids sold, despite taxpayers losing $9 billion on GM’s IPO loss last year, despite GMs’ $50 billion bailout, despite bankrupt GM distributing manager bonuses up to 50% of their salaries, despite GM spending $4 million on lobbyists in just 3 months due to horrible Chevy sales, despite GM covering corporate transgender surgeries, despite perfectly timed hype from Motor Trend naming the government-subsidized Chevy Volt as ‘Car of the Year’ without a single Volt ever being sold,…

Despite all that, Obama-run GM has determined that giving $559 million of forcibly-collected US taxpayer funds to support a foreign UK soccer (football) team is the next best financial move.

Bankrupt Bailed-Out GM Commits Over Half $ Billion For Logo Placement On British Soccer Team Jersey

(Reuters) Manchester United Ltd.’s deal with General Motors Co. to sponsor the hugely popular football club’s shirts will bring in 357 million pounds ($559 million) over the agreement’s seven-year term, the club said in a regulatory filing Friday.

Terms were first reported by Reuters on July 30.

The disclosure of the record-breaking deal, which will put GM’s Chevrolet brand name on the football team’s famous red jerseys, came as Manchester United supporters called for a boycott of sponsors’ products to pressure the club’s American owners to shelve a plan to float the club’s stock.

Manchester United Supporters Trust, which has 180,000 members, has fought a high-profile campaign against the American Glazer family, which plans to list United on the New York Stock Exchange this month.

The agreement with GM starts in the 2014-2015 season, but the club will start to reap some financial benefits as soon as this year, Friday’s filing said.

GM will pay fees of $18.6 million in this year’s and next year’s season, it said, before paying $70 million in the 2014-2105 season. GM’s payments will rise 2.1 percent each season thereafter, through the 2020-2021 season, it said.

U.S. automaker’s global marketing chief was ousted in connection with a deal with the popular English football club.

GM’s payments are more than double the current fee paid by insurance broker Aon.

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Government Motors blames poor Chevy Volt sales on Sad Hill News: HERE

ObamaGenius, ‘Since my Chevy Volt won’t sell, I’ll penalize Americans $2,500 more per vehicle: HERE

Chevy Volt Fires!HERE

 – Chevy Volt, ‘The People’s Car’: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

*hitty *hitty Bang Bang: HERE

GM recalls 154,000 Chevys: HERE

Taxpayers – $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold: HERE

Obama administration bought 1-in-4 GM hybrids soldHERE

Boldface lies about GM service and warranties: HERE

Taxpayer funded Communist supporting GM pushes for higher gas tax: HERE

GM spend $4 million in 3 months on lobbyists: HERE

GM covers ladyboy transgender surgeriesHERE

Bankrupt GM and Chrysler give managers big bonuses – up to 50% – after taxpayer funded bailouts: HERE

Cash For Clunkers II – ‘Charging America Forward’: HERE

Mainstream media publishes another GM press release as ‘news’ — Government Motors claims ‘chocolate rations’ are up: HERE

GM’s press release propagandaTuesday March 1, 2011

Obama’s Playbook – published by 1940′s General Motors: HERE

Obama, ‘This was the moment when gas prices began to rise, and Michelle would begin her 20+ vacations’: HERE

15 Questions MSM would ask a ‘republican’ Barack Hussein Obama: HERE

Buy a Prius, kill a Mexican: HERE

Our nation cannot survive treason from withinHERE

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Not familiar with Fisker’s Karma?

It’s just another one of those hundred million dollar taxpayer-funded Obama stillborn ‘green‘ projects.

And Fisker’s unicorn-powered, rainbow-emitting, ‘free’ energy hybrid vehicle – slapped together at a defunct GM manufacturing plant – is a rather expensive version of Chevy’s exploding Volt.

‘But Sad Hill, the Chevy Volt costs taxpayers $250,000+ per vehicle to build!’

Yes it did. And the Volt is costing taxpayers much, much more per vehicle now that production has ceased with only a few thousand Volts ever being sold. Even so, with $500+ million in Obama money, Fisker has delivered fewer than 300 do-nothing machines to Amerika. As it stands, we’re looking at a cost of roughly $1.7 million per vehicle, and that’s if all of the existing units are sold.

Of course Obama’s $465+ million Tesla may have Fisker’s and Chevy beat – so far: HERE

The good news is, Fisker’s management team is sure to pay themselves big dividends before scuttling the Karma division of Obama’s enormous money laundering operation – the largest in history when factoring in GE, GM, Solyndra, etc.

Wonder if Motor Trend will award ‘Car Of The Year’ to Fisker’s Karma, like they did for the Chevy Volt before a single lemon was ever sold?

Yeah, the Fisker Karma looks cool, but so does the atomic bomb mushroom cloud.

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Job-Killing Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid Dies During Consumer Reports Test

(Yahoo) Our Fisker Karma cost us $107,850. It is super sleek, high-tech—and now it’s broken.

We have owned our car for just a few days; it has less than 200 miles on its odometer. While doing speedometer calibration runs on our test track (a procedure we do for every test car before putting it in service by driving the car at a constant 65 mph between two measured points), the dashboard flashed a message and sounded a “bing“ showing a major fault. Our technician got the car off the track and put it into Park to go through the owner’s manual to interpret the warning. At that point, the transmission went into Neutral and wouldn’t engage any gear through its electronic shifter except Park and Neutral.

We let the car sit for about an hour and restarted it. We could now engage Drive and the same error message disappeared. After moving it only a few feet the error message reappeared and when we tried to engage Reverse the transmission went straight to Park and again no motion gear could be engaged. After calling the dealer, which is about 100 miles away, they promptly sent a flatbed tow truck to haul away the disabled Fisker.

We buy about 80 cars a year and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undriveable before it has finished our check-in process.

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Fisker Layoffs

(NLPC) Among the objections about taxpayer subsidies for the high-profile Chevy Volt, manufactured by Government Motors, is that the many grants, loans and tax breaks that lowered the sticker price on the electric hybrid car facilitated its (paltry) sales for the benefit of wealthier individuals who were purchasing it – those with average annual salaries of $170,000. So can you imagine how happy the affluent customers (like Leonardo DiCaprio) of the heavily subsidized, $102,000 electric Fisker Karma are, to be able to purchase their gimmicky sports sedan at a discount, with a $7,500 tax credit to boot?

Undoubtedly they are much happier than the 65 poor souls that Fisker just laid off. Will there be more?

Passing it off as “a bump in the road,” company spokesman Roger Ormisher chalked up the cutbacks to the difficulty in starting a new car company and what would appear to be trivial missed deadlines and sales targets. But Fisker, already the recipient of $193 million of a total $529 million loan from the Department of Energy – not to mention a reported $850 million in private investment – shows disconcerting signs of incompetence and poor stewardship with the resources it’s been trusted with.

So far the $193 million has been allocated mostly for the production of the Karma – therefore it can be deduced that taxpayers have subsidized a six-figure status symbol for the wealthy. The car serves no practical purpose, but instead provides “wow-factor” fodder for discussion at cocktail parties. According to Fisker, the company had 650 people toiling away at its headquarters in California (before 40 or so were laid off), plus another 125 that were refurbishing a former General Motors plant in Delaware (where 26 were laid off).

Something seems askew with the numbers, however. Fisker has said “not a single dollar of the DOE loans has been, or will be, spent outside of America” – an assurance that PriceWaterhouseCoopers is allegedly tracking for DOE. But the Karma is assembled at Valmet Automotive in Finland, so if the $193 million has been mostly spent on that project (as Fisker said in an official statement put out on Monday), how could at least a significant portion of that money not have been spent overseas? And if it wasn’t, then the evidence looks even worse. Consider:

· $193 million divided by 775 U.S. jobs equals about $250,000 per job that American taxpayers have paid to subsidize Fisker to design and engineer its luxury electric hybrid

· Fisker laid off 26 of the alleged 125 employees working at the Delaware plant, but activity there has been “halted” – so are the other 99 being paid to do nothing?

· DOE is reportedly withholding the remaining payout of the loan because Fisker “missed milestones” in getting the Karma to market – approximately three months later than scheduled. Is tardiness of 90 days seriously the only reason DOE is reluctant to issue more money to Fisker?

· The layoffs and Delaware stoppage are allegedly for Fisker to “conserve cash” as it tries to renegotiate with DOE the terms of the remaining $336 million of its loan. If reports are true, then Fisker has had $1.05 billion at its disposal (private, DOE and Delaware funding) to get the Karma designed and launched and prepare for its next car, “Project Nina,” the planned $50,000 family sedan. Where is the money going?

The troubling news doesn’t stop with Fisker. In December its battery supplier, A123 Systems, was forced to lay off 125 of its own employees at its plants in Michigan due to Fisker’s production delays last year. In addition to its vendor relationship, A123 is also an investor in Fisker according to its SEC filings, having poured $20.5 million in cash and stock equity into the company.

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What happens to all of the expired hybrid batteries? They kill Mexicans: HERE

Government Motors stops investigating itself over Chevy Volt fires: HERE

Government Motors blames media for low Chevy Volt sales and 1300 employee layoffs: HERE

ObamaGenius, ‘Since my Chevy Volt won’t sell, I’ll penalize Americans $2,500 more per vehicle: HERE

Chevy Volt Fires!HERE

 – Chevy Volt, ‘The People’s Car’: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

*hitty *hitty Bang Bang: HERE

GM recalls 154,000 Chevys: HERE

Taxpayers – $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold: HERE

Obama administration bought 1-in-4 GM hybrids soldHERE

Boldface lies about GM service and warranties: HERE

Chevy Volt commercial – as it should be: HERE

Tesla Motors awarded $465 million in taxpayer funds, loses $35 million in 3rd quarter: HERE

The God of ‘green’ energy promises taxpayer funds for more green energy failures: HERE

Jesse Jackson, ‘We need more stimulus’: HERE

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Government Motors blames media for low Chevy Volt sales and 1300 employee layoffs: HERE

ObamaGenius, ‘Since my Chevy Volt won’t sell, I’ll penalize Americans $2,500 more per vehicle: HERE

Chevy Volt Fires!HERE

 – Chevy Volt, ‘The People’s Car’: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

*hitty *hitty Bang Bang: HERE

GM recalls 154,000 Chevys: HERE

Taxpayers – $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold: HERE

Obama administration bought 1-in-4 GM hybrids soldHERE

Boldface lies about GM service and warranties: HERE

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Thank you American ThinkerI Own The World, Union News, for linking.

Also, I am honored that Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism has once again linked to Sad Hill News (‘BBC bias when covering Muslims‘) during this rather memorable week: HERE

And Michael Savage, thank you for all of the internet traffic these last few days: HERE

SHN readers, you’re the best! Thanks for sharing Sad Hill News with the world.

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The Chevy Volt used to cost taxpayers $250k per vehicle to produce. Anyone wanna take a shot at what the Chevy Volt cost Americans now? Now that the Obama-GM mafia is shutting down production of its exploding ‘technological wonder’ car?

Obama-GM Blame Low Chevy Volt Sales And 1300 Employee Layoffs On Sad Hill News

(Washington Examiner) General Motors Co. announced the temporary suspension of Chevrolet Volt production and the layoffs of 1300 employees, as the company is cutting Volt manufacturing to meet lower-than-expected demand for the electric cars.

“Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” GM spokesman Chris Lee said. The car company had hoped to sell 45,000 Chevy Volts in America this year, according to the Detrot News, but has only sold about 1,626 over the first two months of 2012.

GM blamed the lack of sales in January on “exaggerated” media reports and the federal government’s investigation into Volt batteries catching fire, which officially began in November and ended Jan. 21,” the Ann Arbor (Mich.) News reported.

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(The Hill) “We did not develop the Chevy Volt to be a political punching bag,” General Motors CEO Daniel Akerson testified before Congress in the same January hearing. “We engineered the Volt to be a technological wonder.”

“This isn’t just the car we wanted to build,” a narrator says in the commercial over footage of Volts being manufactured in Hamtramck, Mich. “This is the car America had to build.”

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*hitty *hitty Bang Bang: HERE

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Below are just some of the Obama-GM articles published on Sad Hill News. Many of them were linked to, shared with, or reposted by my colleagues in the ‘Sites Featuring Sad Hill’ list (right-hand column, scroll down):

ObamaGenius, ‘Since my Chevy Volt won’t sell, I’ll penalize Americans $2,500 more per vehicle: HERE

Chevy Volt Fires!HERE

 – Chevy Volt, ‘The People’s Car’: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

*hitty *hitty Bang Bang: HERE

GM recalls 154,000 Chevys: HERE

Taxpayers – $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold: HERE

Obama administration bought 1-in-4 GM hybrids soldHERE

Boldface lies about GM service and warranties: HERE

Taxpayer funded Communist supporting GM pushes for higher gas tax: HERE

GM spend $4 million in 3 months on lobbyists: HERE

GM covers ladyboy transgender surgeriesHERE

Bankrupt GM and Chrysler give managers big bonuses – up to 50% – after taxpayer funded bailouts: HERE

Cash For Clunkers II – ‘Charging America Forward’: HERE

Mainstream media publishes another GM press release as ‘news’ — Government Motors claims ‘chocolate rations’ are up: HERE

GM’s press release propagandaTuesday March 1, 2011

Obama’s Playbook – published by 1940′s General Motors: HERE

Obama, ‘This was the moment when gas prices began to rise, and Michelle would begin her 20+ vacations’: HERE

15 Questions MSM would ask a ‘republican’ Barack Hussein Obama: HERE

Buy a Prius, kill a Mexican: HERE

Our nation cannot survive treason from withinHERE

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The Chevy Volt used to cost taxpayers $250k per vehicle to produce, but our cost is about to go up – way up!

Sure, America was just getting used to the financial floggings that forced us to pay $7,500 for every fire-starting Chevy Volt sold. But with sales as low as 281 units per month, ObamaGenius buried – that’s right, I said ‘buried‘ – in his 2013 budget the increase to $10,000 per Chevy Volt purchased.

Obama Hikes Subsidy To Wealthy Electric Car Buyers

(Daily Caller) The White House intends to boost government subsidies for wealthy buyers of the Chevy Volt and other new-technology vehicles — to $10,000 per buyer.

That mammoth subsidy would cost taxpayers $100 million each year if it is approved by Congress, presuming only 10,000 new-technology autos are sold each year.

But the administration wants to get 1 million new-tech autos on the road by 2015. The subsidy cost of that goal could reach $10 billion.

The planned giveaway will likely prompt populist protests from GOP legislators, but it will likely also will be welcomed by auto-industry workers in the critical swing state of Michigan.

That welcome is critical for President Barack Obama, who is touting his support for blue-collar manufacturing programs to help offset his low public approval ratings.

The new subsidy level represents a 33 percent jump from the current $7,500 government payout for each Volt buyer, even though the Volt’s buyers are already among the wealthiest Americans. It will be offered to buyers of any new-technology autos, including battery-powered autos and cars powered by natural gas, said a White House official.

The extra money for wealthy buyers will be borrowed funds, eventually paid off by future taxpayers in all income brackets.

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The extra subsidy is buried in President Barack Obama’s request for the 2013 budget, but was briefly described by White House economic chief Gene Sperling during a White House briefing today.

“We give consumers the incentive to buy these cars, he said, adding that the credit would be $10,000 per auto.

The budget document, titled “Investing in Our Future,” includes a goal of putting “One Million Advanced Technology Vehicles on the Road by 2015.”

To reach this goal, the budget “continues to support electric vehicle manufacturing and adoption in the United States through new consumer rebates, investments in R&D, and competitive programs to encourage investment in advanced vehicle infrastructure,” says the document.

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Chevy Volt Fires!: HERE

 – Chevy Volt, ‘The People’s Car’: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

*hitty *hitty Bang Bang: HERE

GM recalls 154,000 Chevys: HERE

Taxpayers – $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold: HERE

Obama administration bought 1-in-4 GM hybrids soldHERE

Buy a Prius, kill a Mexican: HERE

Boldface lies about GM service and warranties: HERE

Taxpayer funded Communist supporting GM pushes for higher gas tax: HERE

GM spend $4 million in 3 months on lobbyists: HERE

GM covers ladyboy transgender surgeriesHERE

Bankrupt GM and Chrysler give managers big bonuses – up to 50% – after taxpayer funded bailouts: HERE

Cash For Clunkers II – ‘Charging America Forward’: HERE

Mainstream media publishes another GM press release as ‘news’ — Government Motors claims ‘chocolate rations’ are up: HERE

GM’s press release propagandaTuesday March 1, 2011

Obama’s Playbook – published by 1940′s General Motors: HERE

Our nation cannot survive treason from withinHERE

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Rrrraaacist!’ I know, I know. Eraserhead?

Fresh off the ‘green energy’ stimulus rotation we discover another bumper crop of Obama-laced bankruptcies — on the same day, I might add, our God of failed ‘green energy’ announced more stimulus for ‘green energy’ companies.

God Of ‘Green Energy’ Bestows $118 Million In Taxpayer Funds Upon Another Bankrupt ‘Green Energy’ Firm

(Fox) The parent company of an electric car battery maker that received a $118 million grant from the Obama administration filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday.

New York-based Ener1 said it has been affected by competition from China and other countries.

Ener1 subsidiary EnerDel received a $118 million stimulus grant from the Energy Department in 2009, and Vice President Joe Biden visited the company’s new battery plant in Indiana last year.

Ener1 is the third company to seek bankruptcy protection after receiving assistance from the Energy Department under the economic stimulus law. California solar panel maker Solyndra Inc. and Beacon Power, a Massachusetts energy-storage firm, declared bankruptcy last year. Solyndra received a $528 million federal loan, while Beacon Power got a $43 million loan guarantee.

Solyndra, of Fremont, Calif., was the first renewable-energy company to receive a loan guarantee under the 2009 stimulus law, and the Obama administration frequently touted it as a model for its clean energy program.

Since then, the company’s implosion and revelations that the administration hurried a review of the loan in time for a 2009 groundbreaking has become an embarrassment for President Barack Obama and a rallying cry for GOP critics of the administration’s green energy program.

The chairman of a House subcommittee that is investigating Solyndra said the latest bankruptcy showed that the administration’s clean energy program has failed.

“Unfortunately, you can now add Ener1 to the growing list of failed companies that went belly up after hundreds of millions of dollars in administration backing,” said Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla.

One bankruptcy may be a fluke, two could be coincidence, but three is a trend,” Stearns said. “Our investigation continues, and we are working to ensure taxpayers are never again stuck paying hundreds of millions of dollars because of the administration’s risky bets.”

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Meanwhile, on the same day back in Aurora, CO…

The God Of ‘Green Energy’ Promises More Taxpayer Funds For ‘Green Energy’

(Denver Post) In his speech at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora on Thursday, Obama repeated the goal he set in his State of the Union address — 10 gigawatts of renewable-energy generation on public land.

Yet even as the Obama administration is approving projects, the federal financing programs that are key to their construction are fading.

“Congress needs to act,” Obama told about 400 invited guests gathered in a spare hangar. “They need to pass clean-energy tax credits.”

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Michelle Obama – Huge windmill fan. Huge

A U.S. Treasury Department loan and grant program ended in December, a production tax credit for wind farms runs out this year and a similar credit for solar is set to end in 2013.

“We need Congress to move on clean energy,” said former Gov. Bill Ritter, now director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University.

“But in an election year, I’m hearing that there is little chance,” Ritter said after the speech.

The administration is well on the way to meeting his federal-lands target with approximately 27 wind, solar and geothermal projects already approved and 17 projects on the 2012 federal priority list.

“There are enough projects approved and in development,” said Alan Quick, a spokesman for the Bureau of Land Management, which approves federal leases for energy projects.

Still, energy analysts and a wind industry spokeswoman caution that without financial supports, installations will falter.

‘Without financial supports, installations will falter’?! Hey dummy, they’re failing with ‘financial support!’

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DictatorSpeak – Obama, ‘The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting’: HERE

Solyndra ‘Green’ executive: $100,000+ in Obama donations and 20+ White House trips: HERE

Obama seeks $53 billion to fund ‘secretly’ bailed out GE for high-speed rail: HERE

Chevy Volt fires: Feds stop investigating themselves: HERE

 – Chevy Volt, ‘The People’s Car’: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

*hitty *hitty Bang Bang: HERE

GM recalls 154,000 Chevys: HERE

Bankrupt-Bailed-Out-Government-Owned-Tax-Free-Overseas-Job-Outsourcing GE Tells American Business Owners, ‘Stop Complaining About Big Government’: HERE

Blah, blah, blah…: HERE

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Despite Government Motors sponsoring Communist propaganda, despite the Chevy Volt costing taxpayers $250k per vehicle to produce, despite Big Government purchasing 1-in-every-4 hybrids sold, despite taxpayers losing $9 billion on GM’s IPO loss last year, despite Americans being forced to shell out an additional $7,500 worth of tax and ‘clean-car’ incentives for every Volt purchased, despite GMs’ $50 billion bailout, despite bankrupt GM distributing manager bonuses up to 50% of their salaries, despite GM spending $4 million on lobbyists in just 3 months due to horrible Volt sales, despite GM covering corporate transgender surgeries, despite perfectly timed hype from Motor Trend naming the government-subsidized Chevy Volt as ‘Car of the Year’ without a single Volt ever being sold, despite Chevy Volts randomly catching fire, despite…

Well, despite all that, it’s best we ignore America’s ballooning culture of corruption. For our children’s sake.

Lucky for us, Government Mafia, the engineers of this train wreck are unimpeachable experts at derailing anything that resembles an actual investigation; Solyndra, Project Gunrunner, National Board of Realtors, GE, Pigford, Petrobras, BP, …

Chevy Volt Fires: Government Stops Investigating Itself

(Bloomberg) U.S. regulators ended an investigation into why Chevrolet Volt electric cars caught fire, and said electric vehicles do not pose a greater risk of fire.

The conclusion by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came two weeks after General Motors Co. (GM) told owners to bring the vehicles to dealerships for repair.

“Based on the available data, NHTSA does not believe that Chevy Volts or other electric vehicles pose a greater risk of fire than gasoline-powered vehicles,” the agency said in an e- mailed statement today.

The government started investigating the Volt after a side- impact crash test in May led to a fire three weeks later. During that test, the lithium-ion battery pack broke open and coolant leaked into the battery. When the car was physically rotated as part of the test, more coolant leaked into a circuit board, leading to a fire. NHTSA replicated the fire in November and started an official probe Nov. 25.

“GM is proud of the technological innovation the Volt represents,” Greg Martin, a GM spokesman, said today in an e- mailed statement. “We appreciate the confidence our Volt customers continued to provide during the investigation.”

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Nothing to see here folks. Now, anyone like candy?

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Feds Announce $1,500 Incentive For California Chevy Volt Buyers

(LA Times) General Motors Co. plans to bring a special version of the Chevrolet Volt to the California market that will qualify the plug-in hybrid sedan for a $1,500 state rebate and a coveted carpool lane sticker.

The Volt, which the automaker has made the poster child for its environmental credentials, has sold slower in California than its all-electric rival, the Nissan Leaf — in part because it previously did not qualify as a vehicle solo drivers could use in the state’s network of time-saving carpool lanes.

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URGENT : GM Updates Chevy Volt Manual

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Preparing Your Garage For A Chevy Volt

(via Doug Ross) Electric cars might save you money at the pump, but they sure don’t save you time filling up. A typical electric car… takes upwards of 20 hours to recharge a fully drained battery when using an standard 120-volt outlet. While this might not be a problem for those looking to buy a second car for occasional outings, it certainly won’t cut it if an electric car is meant to be your primary vehicle.

In order to achieve a quicker charge, you’ll need to hire an electrician to install a 240-volt, 40-amp line that connects directly to the circuit breaker, a hookup similar to the one you might have for an electric oven or clothes dryer. With the increase in voltage, you can cut your charging time down to seven hours for a Nissan LEAF and four hours for the Chevy Volt, which means an overnight charge makes it a more practical purchase for daily use.

Super-fast charging stations capable of pumping out 480 volts are already on the market, and can recharge a car in 30 minutes or less. But these souped-up charging stations are currently for commercial use only because most homes can’t handle the kind of voltage and amperage required, at least not without some major rewiring of the power grid.

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 – Chevy Volt, ‘The People’s Car’: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

*hitty *hitty Bang Bang: HERE

GM recalls 154,000 Chevys: HERE

Taxpayers – $7,500 on the hook for every Chevy Volt sold: HERE

Obama administration bought 1-in-4 GM hybrids sold: HERE

Buy a Prius, kill a Mexican: HERE

Boldface lies about GM service and warranties: HERE

Taxpayer funded Communist supporting GM pushes for higher gas tax: HERE

GM spend $4 million in 3 months on lobbyists: HERE

GM covers ladyboy transgender surgeriesHERE

Bankrupt GM and Chrysler give managers big bonuses – up to 50% – after taxpayer funded bailouts: HERE

Cash For Clunkers II – ‘Charging America Forward’: HERE

Mainstream media publishes another GM press release as ‘news’ — Government Motors claims ‘chocolate rations’ are up: HERE

GM’s press release propagandaTuesday March 1, 2011

Obama’s Playbook – published by 1940′s General Motors: HERE

Our nation cannot survive treason from withinHERE

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¡Ay, Solyndra!

Remember Obama’s Tesla bailout? Of course you do. The one where taxpayers forked over $140,000 for every $92,000 Tesla EV sold.

What makes news of the $250k cost to build one (as in single) Chevy Volt particularly interesting, is reporters failed to mention that the Obama administration used taxpayer funds to ‘purchase’ 1 in every 4 GM and Ford hybrids sold since 2008.

Oh…

Anyone care for an all-day sucker?

Chevy Volt Costing Taxpayers Up To $250K Per Vehicle

(Steve Gill Show) Each Chevy Volt sold thus far may have as much as $250,000 in state and federal dollars in incentives behind it – a total of $3 billion altogether, according to an analysis by James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Hohman looked at total state and federal assistance offered for the development and production of the Chevy Volt, General Motors’ plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Hohman included in his analysis 18 government deals that included loans, rebates, grants and tax credits. The amount of government assistance does not include the fact that General Motors is currently 26 percent owned by the federal government.

The Volt is subsidized by multiple companies on its way to production. The analysis includes adding up the amount of government subsidies via tax credits and direct funding for not only General Motors, but other companies supplying parts for the vehicle. For example, the Department of Energy awarded a $105.9 million grant to the GM Brownstown plant that assembles the batteries. The company was also awarded approximately $106 million for its Hamtramck assembly plant in state credits to retain jobs. The company that supplies the Volt’s batteries, Compact Power, was awarded up to $100 million in refundable battery credits. These are among many of the subsidies and tax credits for the vehicle.

It’s very unlikely all the companies involved in the production of the Volt would ever receive all the $3 billion in incentives, Hohman said. But the analysis looks at the total value that has been offered to the Volt in different aspects of production – from the assembly line to the dealerships to the battery manufacturers. The tax credits and subsidies are offered for periods up to 20 years, though the majority is offered over a much shorter time frame.

GM has estimated they’ve sold 6,000 Volts so far. That would mean each of the 6,000 Volts sold would be subsidized between $50,000 and $250,000, depending on how many government subsidies were realized.

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“It just goes to show there are certain folks that will spend anything to get their vision of what people should do,” said State Representative Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills. “It’s a glaring example of the failure of central planning trying to force citizens to purchase something they may not want. … They should let the free market make those decisions.”

 – Chevy Volt, ‘The People’s Car’: HERE

Wow! 281 Chevy Volts sold just last month – thank you Mr. Obama!: HERE

Obama administration bought 1-in-4 GM hybrids sold: HERE

Buy a Prius, kill a Mexican: HERE

Bailout Payback? Realtors double-counting homes sales for last 5 yearsHERE

Polar Bear saving internet creator, Al Gore, set to become world’s first carbon billionaire: HERE

Solyndra ‘Green’ executive: $100,000+ in Obama donations and 20+ White House trips: HERE

Obama seeks $53 billion to fund ‘secretly’ bailed out GE for high-speed rail: HERE

Obama Hails, ‘Trans-Inter-Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Continental Railroad’: HERE

Boldface lies about GM service and warranties: HERE

Taxpayer funded Communist supporting GM pushes for higher gas tax: HERE

GM spend $4 million in 3 months on lobbyists: HERE

GM covers ladyboy transgender surgeriesHERE

Bankrupt GM and Chrysler give managers big bonuses – up to 50% – after taxpayer funded bailouts: HERE

Cash For Clunkers II – ‘Charging America Forward’: HERE

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[Big Government linked to Sad Hill News again - HERE - Thanks!]

How glorious, watching investigative reporters on primetime news meticulously dissect the $535 million Obama-Solyndra connection while co-anchors squeeze in comprehensive charts and detailed explanations on where all of the taxpayer’s stimulus money went since Obama needs another ‘this-will-fix-it’ $300 billion; oops, now $400 billion; hold it, ok, $450 billion.

No?

Fine, but MSM wouldn’t also be ignoring Project Gunrunner and the Obama-GE connection simply because AP Members such as The Washington Post and CBS receive $ millions in ObamaCare subsidies bribes? I mean, that would be a conspiracy.

Yeah, MSM investigative journalism – R.I.P. – was deep-sixed long ago. And by effectively morphing their so-called ‘news’ into shock value diatribes, the media dealers created highly-addictive entertainment for the masses — a Pavlovian condition, supplemented with your tax dollars and endorsed by big government.

What’s not to like? It’s topical. It’s comfortable. It’s guaranteed ‘free’ stimuli with zero call to action served up day after day, after day, after day,…

Press lever. Receive pellet.

Translation: Press button on TV remote (click bookmarked MSM web browser tab). Receive sensationalism laced with carefully selected talking points that mask giant government takeover.

Government? This is not government. This is an auction where policy goes to the highest bidder:

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Solyndra ‘Green’ Executives: $100,000+ In Obama Donations And 20+ White House Trips

(Daily Caller) Not only does the now-bankrupt solar energy firm Solyndra have a cozy financial  relationship with the Obama administration, company representatives also made numerous visits to the White House to meet with administration officials, The Daily Caller has learned.

According to White House visitor logs, between March 12, 2009, and April 14, 2011, Solyndra officials and investors made no fewer than 20 trips to the West Wing. In the week before the administration awarded Solyndra with the first-ever alternative energy loan guarantee on March 20, four separate visits were logged.

George Kaiser, who has in the past been labeled a major Solyndra investor as well as a Obama donor, made three visits to the White House on March 12, 2009, and one on March 13. Kaiser has denied any direct involvement in the Solyndra deal and through a statement from his foundation said he “did not participate in any discussions with the U.S. government regarding the loan.”

But the countless meetings at the White House seem hardly coincidental. Kaiser, in fact, is responsible for 16 of the 20 meetings that showed up on the White House logs.

In the meetings on March 12, Kaiser met with former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Austan Goolsbee at 11 a.m., Senior Advisor Pete Rouse at 3 p.m., and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council Heather Higginbottom at 6:30 p.m. On the 13th, Kaiser met with Deputy Director of the National Economic Council Jason Furman at 9 a.m.

Other Solyndra officials that made the trek over to the White House include Chairman and Founder Christian Gronet on September 22, 2009, at 9:30 a.m.; and Board Members Thomas Baruch and David Prend.

Baruch went to the White House May 7, 2010, and September 20, 2010, at 8:40 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Prend visited on September 21, 2010, at 9:15 p.m.

The visitor logs also show that a number of members of the administration a loan guarantee for Solyndra pressing enough to take meetings. Former Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel and Adviser Valerie Jarrett even took meetings with Kaiser.

As TheDC previously reported, Solyndra officials, including Kaiser himself, donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Barack Obama.

Kaiser personally donated $53,500 to Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. Ben Bierman, executive vice president of operations donated $5,500 to Obama, and Karen Alter, senior vice president of marketing gave $23,000, just to name a few.

In 2009, Solyndra secured a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Treasury to produce solar panels. But on August 31, 2011, the company shut its doors and announced its intent to file for bankruptcy.

The revelation came after President Obama visited the plant in May 2010 and touted it as a shining light for the future of green jobs and a green-energy economy.

“The promise of clean energy isn’t just an article of faith — not anymore,” Obama said at the time. “The future is here.”

The future was bankruptcy.

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More on the Obama-Solyndra connection: HERE and HERE

UPDATE #1 (via Doug Ross)

Solyndra Employee: From Day One, Everyone Knew That Our Solar Panels Were Uncompetitive… Including President Obama

‘When Solyndra abruptly closed, 1,100 people lost their jobs, without severance and without warning.’

Much more: HERE

UPDATE #2: Obama Administration On Solyndra Board For Months During $500 Million Loss

(Zip) Officials from the Department of Energy have for months been sitting in on board meetings as “observers” at Solyndra, getting an up-close view as the solar energy company careened towards bankruptcy after spending more than $500 million in federal loan money.

Word of the Energy Department’s unusual arrangement came as federal agents on Thursday converged on the California headquarters of the failed solar company, focusing fresh attention on the first corporate beneficiary of President Obama’s stimulus program to create new clean energy jobs.

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Washington Post and CBS receive $2 million in ObamaCare Taxpayer subsidiesHERE

Washington ComPost – ‘Never mind Obama’s fishy birth certificate, we’ll investigate Palin’s e-mails’: HERE

Obama pushes $2.15 billion black farmer reparations: HERE and HERE

Black Farmer’s Pigford case causes severe blindness in MSM: HERE

Bankrupt-Bankrupt GE to spend $30 billion as Obama administration continues to fund GE: HERE

Obama seeks $53 billion to fund ‘secretly’ bailed out GE for high-speed rail: HERE

Bankrupt-Bailed-Out-Government-Owned-Tax-Free-Overseas-Job-Outsourcing GE Tells American Business Owners, ‘Stop Complaining About Big Government’: HERE

Obama administration buys 1-in-every-4 GM and Ford hybrids sold since 2008: HERE and HERE

Obama blows $ millions in taxpayer funds to stimulate Indonesia, his boyhood home: HERE

IRS gives $4.2 billion tax credit to illegal aliens in 2010: HERE

Where’d all the stimulus money go?: HERE and HERE

How mainstream media operates: HERE

NY Teacher’s Federation blows $9 million on cosmetic surgery: HERE

$69 Million of California welfare spent around the globe: HERE

IRS, DEA, ICE connected to Project Gunrunner: HERE

Marco Rubio, ‘We’re in BIG trouble; there is NO plan‘: HERE

Our nation cannot survive treason from within: HERE

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