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Obama’s Green-Car Plan Hits Limits

Bloomberg -- President Barack Obama’s administration is buying fewer hybrid and electric cars and more vehicles that can consume both ethanol and gasoline to meet 2015 environmental goals, favoring older technology over new.

Obama gave speeches across the U.S. last year touting his twin goals of buying only alternative-fuel vehicles for the U.S. fleet by 2015 and getting 1 million electric vehicles on the country’s roads by that year.


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72_Monte
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:05:41 PM


It's all about the immediate money...the government doesn't have the vision to see the future benefit.
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Vote the bum out!
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As expected!
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OK
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:02:44 PM

Could it be that the limitations of the new technologies are not workable for real world use, e.g., refueling/recharging, range, etc.??
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:02:21 PM

Were we expecting anything different?
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Do as I say, not as I do.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 1:00:30 PM

As usual he talks out of both sides of his mouth.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:59:58 PM

Typical government hypocrisy. I will believe the government's Green policy when Obama's limo runs on E-85.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:59:55 PM

Even Barry's admin know that his green cars are crap and they do't even buy them.
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Go figure Politics at its best.
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Yep, politics!
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Politics...
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:57:39 PM

My friend just got a new Ford eco truck engine that gets less than 17 mpg. I had a year 2000 Chevy that got 19 mpg. They want higher mpg, then the EPA comes along and destroys the mileage with excess pollution junk.
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So what he says today will change what he actually does next year? We are just now catching on?
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We need to go to NG
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:57:02 PM

This brings up a question - Are there any hybrids that can use E-85?
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:55:01 PM

Tried and proven technology. All these new alternative ideas promise so much but have failed to deliver.
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Yeah, that's it. Pour billions more into stuff people won't buy, or companies about to go bankrupt.
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The only plan Obama doesn't have limits on, is giving $Trillions in grants to bankrupt companies so they can contribute back taxpayer dollars to his re-election campaign.
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Fail.
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Ok
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while he drives a hummer
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Totally unhealthy for the economy.
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Any Obama Plan SUCKS! NObama2012!

America won't survive another 4 years of this!
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Another way to stop oil imports is to stop EXPORTING our oil! To simple, eh?
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Obummer and another brain storm , that will flop.
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Just say no to electric vehicles unless they are only driven in regions where electricity is produced from renewable resources.
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More waste of our tax dollars.
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My personal spam filter passes over messages that use a funny/insulting name for any public servant, especially the POTUS, even if I don't care for all the policies coming from that office, which I don't. I know that the message is not going to be well thought out or relevant. It's just someone thinking they're going to somehow score points by being "clever".
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costing Tax payer too much ...
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Another Obama "success" story or a story in which he blames Bush.
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Another failure and no successes for America
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We desperately need renewable, green, alternative energy.
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nice
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Good luck on that Obama. He can't even sell those electrics after stealing money from Peter to help Paul buy his new car!
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you all know its all politics...
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k
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Who knows what OBozzo's administration is going to do next? He sure doesn't know!

Obama is constantly blaming anything & everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. But really, what were we to expect ? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?
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if he spent as mutch time leading as he has campaigning and destroying the economy we would all be better off.
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C'monnnnnnn, November...
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This was really a plan when most agencies have their own?
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The government has always been ‘Do as I say, not as I do,’. That's why the live by different rules than the people they are elected to serve.
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Just what plan has crossed the finish line anyway?
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the Americans need this clown out of office now not November all the money hes wasting on this green tech go away wish American car maker would get their heads out of there back side and get the small diesel going with special trans for mileage come on America it time to wake up and go forget obama and the green technology
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Makes you think does'nt it?
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I guess Kermit was right. It's not easy being green.
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ok
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