• mutuelle Posted: 6/24/2009 1:58am PDT

    It's Tesla's time to get involved in the race ...And let's see if we are going have a good set,

  • Jaxon Posted: 6/24/2009 9:21am PDT

    Taxpayers do not have unlimited funds -- but the government continues to spend money like it's their own pocket book.
    When capitalism's business cycle veers into discomfort (unemployment, slowing sales and borrowing, etc.) -- the State (government) now suppresses recession with monetary policy (making money cheap and abundant) and fiscal policy (quantitative easing, injections of liquidity, stimulus programs, etc.) so nobody feels pain. But the problems are still there, just hidden for a time by the bailouts. They will continue to grow until another bailout is needed (e.g. Chrysler).
    Capitalists and those that embrace the free market reject this narrow notion for many reasons. Chief among them is that fact that experience and progress is the byproduct as we surmount difficulty. The Marines say, pain is weakness leaving the body. These downturns are inefficiencies leaving the system. These loans will be used to prop up inefficient systems. Nobody truly learns. Nobody truly grows. Nobody progresses.
    Stop the paronioa: You do not need to boycott car manufactures that accept bailouts. Capitalism thrives when you make a decision that fits you. You should find the car that you want -- and that meet the criteria important to you. Car manufacturers that accept bailout money will be required to add inefficiencies to their business model and are at a disadvantage to produce the car that meets your needs the best. You should make car manufacturers and dealers compete for your business.
    So if you are thinking about a car, check out this process on this blog: http://excarsalesman.typepad.com/
    Ford Fan

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 7/21/2009 9:05am PDT

    @Jaxon: please note note that these are loans, not grants, and they have to be paid back--just like the funds the feds have given to Chrysler, GM, and numerous banks.
    If you've never taken out/benefited from a loan or a credit card or anything, congrats to you, but most people and organizations take advantage of those instruments at some point. DOE loans work on the same principle.

  • mutuelle Posted: 10/21/2009 2:31am PDT

    a person should find the car that he wants and which meets the criteria important to himself

  • Mutuelle santé Posted: 11/13/2009 2:42am PST

    Great car!