General Motors CEO Dan Akerson Calls for Hike in Federal Gasoline Tax

How long ago was it that Obama took over General Motors, thwarted contract law, inserted UAW cronies and pulled the ultimate crony-capitalist card in firing GM's CEO, Rick Wagoner?

Not long enough ago enough for most Americans to not be mad as hell about this story:

(CNN) General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said his company and his industry would be helped, not hurt, if consumers paid higher gas taxes.

 

In an interview published in Tuesday's Detroit News, Akerson floated the idea of a $1 a gallon increase in the gas tax as a way to encourage buyers to purchase smaller, more fuel efficient cars. Greg Martin, spokesman for GM's Washington office, confirmed that the quotes reflect Akerson's and GM's view.

You just gotta love that CNN says this in the "news" report above.

The current federal gas tax is only 18.4 cents a gallon.

Be sure to read the rest.

Let's cut to the chase here. Government Motors CEO Dan 'Obama' Akerson thinks that a 500% + increase in the federal gas tax would somehow help consumers, the markets (his market) and our economy at this point. How in the world does that add up?

Answer -- Akerson thinks that a massive hike in the federal gas tax will increase Chevy Volt sales. It's as simple as that.

In all fairness, perhaps Akerson really does think a federal gas tax hike would increase Volt sales from the total year-to-date 2011 sales of a staggering 2,100 units. Perhaps it's not too far of a stretch to consider that $6-dollar gas could increase the sales of a $40,000 dollar, 40-mile-to-the-gallon government-sponsored car?

Obama was just a teeny bit off, too, last year as he cheerfully predicted a government-directed 1 million electric cars on American roadways by 2015.

Based on today's Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf sales, the 1-million mark will be hit no sooner than
2064.

What is good for GM is not good for America.

How long ago was it that Obama took over General Motors, thwarted contract law, inserted UAW cronies and pulled the ultimate crony-capitalist card in firing GM's CEO, Rick Wagoner?

Not long enough ago enough for most Americans to not be mad as hell about this story:

(CNN) General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said his company and his industry would be helped, not hurt, if consumers paid higher gas taxes.

 

In an interview published in Tuesday's Detroit News, Akerson floated the idea of a $1 a gallon increase in the gas tax as a way to encourage buyers to purchase smaller, more fuel efficient cars. Greg Martin, spokesman for GM's Washington office, confirmed that the quotes reflect Akerson's and GM's view.

You just gotta love that CNN says this in the "news" report above.

The current federal gas tax is only 18.4 cents a gallon.

Be sure to read the rest.

Let's cut to the chase here. Government Motors CEO Dan 'Obama' Akerson thinks that a 500% + increase in the federal gas tax would somehow help consumers, the markets (his market) and our economy at this point. How in the world does that add up?

Answer -- Akerson thinks that a massive hike in the federal gas tax will increase Chevy Volt sales. It's as simple as that.

In all fairness, perhaps Akerson really does think a federal gas tax hike would increase Volt sales from the total year-to-date 2011 sales of a staggering 2,100 units. Perhaps it's not too far of a stretch to consider that $6-dollar gas could increase the sales of a $40,000 dollar, 40-mile-to-the-gallon government-sponsored car?

Obama was just a teeny bit off, too, last year as he cheerfully predicted a government-directed 1 million electric cars on American roadways by 2015.

Based on today's Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf sales, the 1-million mark will be hit no sooner than
2064.

What is good for GM is not good for America.

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