Obama steers us onto the road of automobile ruin
May 31, 2009
To the Editor:
Since the Obama administration now runs GM and Chrysler-Fiat and has decided to close hundreds of dealerships and put thousands of workers out of jobs, we should all ask if Obama is just totally inept or if he is intentionally sabotaging GM and Chrysler.
Are they trying to force people into buying HYBRIDS? Everybody knows that hybrid cars cost many thousands more and get only a small MPG gain, and the hybrid battery cells cost $3,000-$4,000 to replace. Many of you remember the 1980s when cars like the Honda CRX , Chevy Metro, Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Rabbit could routinely get over 50 MPG. Then we let the government in the form of the EPA take over and nowadays, the new tiny little cars can barely get over 35 mpg.
We should never let government run anything. Now OBAMA and his CAR CZAR want to add more ethanol to gasoline and drop mileage even more. Remember: “A GOVERNMENT BIG ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT IS ALSO BIG ENOUGH TO TAKE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE.”