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It is so common to see people pissing and moaning about a few million here or there (a drop in the bucket, when you actually think about it), but when the Iraq War has been costing us $8-12 billion a month, in addition to thousands of American lives, they support it.
Matt Rogers, who oversees the department's loan programs as a senior adviser to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, said Fisker was awarded the loan after a "detailed technical review" that concluded the company could eventually deliver a highly fuel-efficient hybrid car to a mass audience. Fisker said most of its DOE loan will be used to finance U.S. production of a $40,000 family sedan that has yet to be designed.
I get the feeling that, were this anyone other than Al Gore, you would be praising the entrepreneur for his sensible business decision.
Sensible business decision? Like his carbon credit proposal that will bankrupt us?
Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
He realized that America is a lost cause and moved on, I don't blame him.
Who wants to essentially be ridiculed for wanting to help the environment? Al Gore is always welcome in Canada!
Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by jsobecky
Answer the question. How much are 800+ deaths of soldiers in Afghanistan to you...or the almost 6000 deaths in Iraq?
What am i supposed to state to you? That you believe in nothing and are only here posting garbage each day? And it's not just you...many on the left do it as well...but that is besides the point.
YOU CAN"T CRITICIZE DEBT WHEN YOU SUPPORT IT. YOu cannot be against abortion when you support DEATH. Grow some freakin integrity.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by jsobecky
So, Al Gore didn't get the loan as your post states. Fisker, a California start up company got the loan.
And the initial production of this hybrid, less than half of which will be sold in the US, will take place at Valmet, in Finland, for quality and speed reasons. But the plan is to manufacture in the US in the future.
WASHINGTON -- A tiny car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has just gotten a $529 million U.S. government loan to help build a hybrid sports car in Finland that will sell for about $89,000.
"This is not for average Americans," said Leslie Paige, a spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, an anti-tax group in Washington. "This is for people to put something in their driveway that is a conversation piece. It's status symbol thing."