Administration officials don't have much confidence in Detroit products
The absurdities and contradictions of the "do as I say, not as I do" Democrats working in President Barack Hussein Obama's administration continue. The non tax paying advocates of higher taxes for everyone but themselves also gurgle vaguely about their compassion for "the worker."
In another demonstration of their contempt for "the worker" it seems that those charged with saving the American auto industry, and thus the American "worker," actually don't drive American cars assembled by the American "worker."
A parking lot survey turns up five U.S.-made vehicles out of 23.
Oops, it seems that many on President Obama’s team, including those seeking to save the American automobile industry, do not actually drive vehicles from the American automobile industry.
According to a study by the Detroit News and a White House parking lot survey by Politico.com, neither do Obama's White House staffers.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, who didn't have the money to pay more than $20,000 in back taxes until they became a confirmation problem, did acquire a 2008 Acura.
Lawrence Summers, head of the president's National Economic Council, drives a Mazda. Budget Director Peter Orszag drives a Honda and a Volvo. Economic advisor Austan Goolsbee drives a Toyota. VP Joe Biden’s economic advisor Jared Bernstein prefers a Honda.
Oh. One member of Obama's team does drive an American car.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Republican, went American with a Buick and a Ford Escape hybrid.
Oh my, what a surprise! Oh, I know, I know! I shouldn't be so parochial. And really, I'm not for protectionism. After all I really do believe in the free market and the personal, private right of each person to buy a car that meets the driver's needs, whatever they may be. So I'm truly happy our new deliberately tax avoiding Treasury Secretary was able to somehow find the money to purchase a brand new car, which I'm sure is a non polluting, high gas mileage vehicle.
I know, I know auto purchase choice is not an economic, political Rorschach Test; it is just a simple--albeit expensive purchase. But yet, those in the drivers' seats of our economy have told us a lot.