- Post 13 August 2012
- By Copy Editor
(Mark Modica | NLPC) - It seems that the supply of taxpayer money available to support the Chevy Volt is never ending. Add the Department of Defense to the list of agencies tapping into the seemingly endless taxpayer funds to purchase Volts, as reported by Stripes.com. The US Military is buying Volts just as a recent poll at GM-Volt.com reveals that over 12% of Volt owners have had electrical problems with the vehicle.
A Marine Corps (pronounced "kawr", not "kawrps") Air Station in Miramar California received a couple of the Volts last month. Chris Manis, deputy director of installations and logistics, spoke of the Marines' green mission when he stated, "Our goal is to reduce our needs of fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions," adding, "We can cut back and still execute the missions we need to complete." And all this time I thought the military's role was to protect the country.
Miramar has also installed four charging stations and solar panels to power them. I don't know exactly what Mr. Manis speaks of when he talks of cutting back, but he can't mean cutting back on the spending of taxpayer money. There is no way that taxpayers come out ahead by purchasing $40,000 Volts, charging stations and solar panels when vehicles that cost half as much as the Volt can do the job without the chargers and solar panels. ...continues...