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  1. #1 Congress shows ignorance...again 
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    Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm talking about the big 3 auto makers said If the companies don't get help, "we'll be replacing our reliance on foreign oil with a reliance on foreign batteries because it's going to be the battery that's driving the electric vehicle in the future," Granholm said on NBC television's "Meet the Press."


    Wow, so I guess batteries have to be dug out of middle eastern sand too huh?
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    How is this supposed to scare us Granholm? If that is truly what will happen if the big 3 go bankrupt then why didn't we bankrupt Ford GM and Chrysler ages ago? Isn't this what we want to have happen? I hope this lady was just confused during the interview, because this is as bad as a Palin slip up if not worse.

    Well at least she didn't say something like "I can see that energizer bunny on TV from my house!"

    Why cant the batteries be made here? They HAVE to be foreign? Even if they are Manufactured outside of the country cant they be recharged using electricity produced in the USA?

    Has this woman gone totally nuts?

    Maybe she thinks We'll have to go to war against the nations that have the largest supply of Duracell batteries... the energizer bunny will be the next Saddam Hussein, we'll stock him up with weapons as long as he helps us fight the copper tops...but then the bunny will turn on us with our own weapons and money so we'll have to go to war with him later..

    Has Congress lost it?

    (yeah yeah yeah, I know she probably meant that we would be dependent on foreign auto companies, but she totally lost me on the oil comparison...It's not like Honda, Toyota and Nissan cars are not made here too...)


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    Regarding the ignorance of the congress, this is really southern confederate bigotry by those senators from the south against northern industries that payed good wages to workers as union members that the biggoted south also opposes.

    They are still waging a civil war against the North.
    To open their arms to foreign industries while condemning the US companies is the ultimate insult to the USA.

    Most of these republicans from the south also opened their pocket books to the influence of corrupt dollars that the McCain/Feigold bill tried to introduce some reform for this type of corruption.
    McConnel himself had said that if this type of reform was instituted, the republicans would not be able to win any elections. Ha ha.

    This is an example of southern patriotism.

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    "we'll be replacing our reliance on foreign oil with a reliance on foreign batteries"

    Thats a very stupid statement. Batteries store energy, that can be produced both locally (ex: solar panels, wind mills, geothermal plants) even by families with solar panels on a roof top, you thus bypass the foreign origin and the greedy middleman. The battery itself CAN be produced in the US, recharged in the US, and more importanlty can eventually be recycled and manufactured into new ones in the US also.

    Chevron's NiMH battery patent they got from the weasels at GM should be made open source public domain, so that Lithium battery technology competes with the NiMH which powers the Rav4EVs that have been driving on roads and highways for the past decade on the original battery (with virtually no maintenance I might add).
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    Anyway loss of any manufacturing jobs is bad, the important question is whether more jobs will be saved with investment into the automakers, than can be created with investment in other sectors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    Anyway loss of any manufacturing jobs is bad, the important question is whether more jobs will be saved with investment into the automakers, than can be created with investment in other sectors.
    By not helping the states to balance their budgets and saving jobs, there will be that many lost jobs that cannot buy the cars and houses that the government wants to stimulate the economy.

    Proping up the banks to have loan dollars does no good if people (workers) do not have jobs to get loans.

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