Nancy Pelosi Promises to Name Models in D3 Bailout Fleet Purchase

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s order of 17,205 “fuel-efficient” vehicles using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:

We know that we can create jobs and save taxpayer dollars while protecting our planet, and with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, we are. The news that General Services Administration is one step closer to buying new, fuel efficient vehicles is good for our economy, good for our workers, and good for our environment. Because this will increase the fuel efficiency of the federal fleet, it’s also good for the American taxpayer.

Ah, but how fuel efficient are they? And what percentage of the new vehicles are American-made (a.k.a. UAW-assembled) cars? As you know, TTAC is determined to pry this information from the federal government. Our surprise ally: Speaker Pelosi’s office. They’ve promised to identify the models for us on Monday. We shall see . . .

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  • Jimmy2x Jimmy2x on Jun 13, 2009

    trk2 : Pure comedy gold - thanks.

  • Shaker Shaker on Jun 13, 2009

    "Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s..." Though a true statement, this statement will attract wingnuts like ants to sugar, resulting in a 'lively' political discussion that seems to be the norm here lately. Maybe some fuel will be saved and maybe a few domestic jobs will be saved as well, which is the point, eh? Edit: Oh, and the photo is helpful, too. Edit edit: And I like cars as well. ;-)

  • Bearadise Bearadise on Jun 13, 2009

    long126mike@ "Wow, two whole firms that asked to be taken over during a monumental financial crisis." I named the 2 largest in their respective industries, both now majority owned by the government through the machinations of the Oval Office. The government now has shares in roughly 500 private firms. They gotta start somewhere. Like the socialism we're rapidly heading for, it takes root one insidious step at a time. "Asked?" Asked to be taken over? How about appealed to the government for assistance during a financial meltdown and instead had their CEO personally fired by the Community Organizer in Chief (for whom the CEO did not work), their guaranteed bondholders rights trampled, their future product design dictated by the Oval Office whether the public wants that type of vehicle or not, their executive compensation capped by a Government Paymaster (Land of the Free no more) and their new company leader is a guy who admittedly knows nothing about cars. They "asked" for all that? I don't think so. And that’s why I’m a Porsche/Corvette/Nissan/Ferrari guy.

  • "scarey" "scarey" on Jun 13, 2009
    I'd just like to see the government's fleet get the 35mpg that they just imposed on the rest of us. I'd like to see all 535 of those jerks have to obey the same laws that WE do. And live on the mean average income of Americans. With no extra perks. That's all. That might give them some incentives to do some good for the average Joe, instead of lining their own pockets.