Saturday, March 03, 2012

A Little Walk Down Memory Lane...

Remember this...

Which was eerily similar to Iowahawk's earlier, prescient production?

You know, the car that carried the personal imprimatur of His Eminence, Barack Hussein Obama (pbuh)? everything else "King Midas" has touched, it would appear that production of said unicorn-fart and fairy-dust powered car has hit a bit of a snag...

General Motors Co. has told 1,300 employees at its Detroit Hamtramck plant that they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera.

"Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand," said GM spokesman Chris Lee.

Lee said employees were told Thursday that production would put on hold from March 19 to April 23.

The Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric car, is both a political lightning rod and a symbol of the company's technological capability.

Chevrolet sold 1,023 Volts in the U.S. in February and has sold 1,626 so far this year.

In 2011, Chevrolet sold 7,671 Volts, but fell short of its initial goal of 10,000.

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Illustrative, of course, that government mandate cannot and will not create demand; unless, of course, government begins to dictate available consumer choices.

But at that point, what's the point of living in the USA, anyway?