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My Week with the Chevy Volt

Posted: July 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   Politics

Now for something completely different … I’m a Conservative blogger who favors free markets, limited government, and fiscal responsibility.  And here I am writing an article about the Chevy Volt. So you might think the article will be some sort of attack piece on government bailouts, GM, the UAW, environmental extremism, wasted taxpayer money, and […]

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Only in Obama’s fevered imagination is the GM bailout a success (updated)

Posted: May 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm   /   Elections, Politics

(Update: Lott has an updated version of his piece at National Review.) Actually, that headline gives the president too much credit. As anyone who has had a high fever can tell you, one cannot exactly guarantee  the rationality of every passing thought in such a condition. Obama actually has no such excuse. He’s just making […]

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College students: stop asking us about our future plans

Posted: April 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Time is running out until colleges across the country fill their stadiums with the parents and families of graduates for commencement ceremonies.  Herds of students will pretend to listen as people who have already made it dispense platitudes about achievement, the future, and all sorts of other wonderful things. Sadly, after the celebrations are over, […]

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First Solar to lay off 2,000 workers

Posted: April 18, 2012 at 7:45 am   /   Politics

From Reuters: First Solar Inc said it would cut production of its thin-film solar panels and slash 2,000 jobs, or about 30 percent of its workforce, as the largest U.S. solar maker speeds up its cost-cutting efforts. First Solar of course gives the usual excuses for its poor performance:  competition from China; falling demand in […]

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Chevy Volt: Building a Better Tomorrow . . . Tomorrow

Posted: March 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   Politics

This is gonna leave a mark.   Crony capitalism for some! Diminished expectations, debt, and dizzying regulatory burdens for others! Western Free Press has reported on this subject several times: Chevy Volt not electrifying enough to remain in production Crony capitalism at its finest Failure by the Volt: Central Planning and the Auto Industry

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Chevy Volt not electrifying enough to remain in production

Posted: March 6, 2012 at 11:45 am   /   Elections, Politics, Videos

Western Free Press has previously covered the numerous reasons for the infamous electric vehicle’s failure, but today we can say for certain that the Volt has failed to get car buyers charged up. GM’s spokesperson said, “we are seeking to align our production with demand” as the company furloughed the 1,300 workers responsible for the […]

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Crony capitalism at its finest

Posted: January 19, 2012 at 4:50 am   /   Arizona, Elections, Politics, Videos

650 Electric Vehicle chargers to be installed in the Valley by firm with ties to prominent Democrats We’ve already addressed the multitude of reasons why the Chevy Volt is a terrible waste of taxpayer money here.  It may be hard to believe, but it actually gets worse:  the government is also subsidizing infrastructure to support […]

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