Forget Cash for Clunkers. How About ‘Cash for Plug-Ins’ ?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Posted in category EnviroCommunism

Surely the government doesn’t plan the economy? And there’s definitely no redistribution going on in order to fund special interests and their green agenda.

The Obama adminstration has announced more corporate welfare for corporate state minions willing to follow the government’s green agenda.

The White House today will award $2.4 billion in grants for research on advanced batteries and vehicle components, and to purchase plug-in electric vehicles.

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu will announce the 48 winners in Indiana, Michigan and North Carolina.

Matt Rogers, an Energy Department advisor, said the grants will create “tens of thousands of jobs.”

Michigan will have 11 award winners and Indiana seven. Michigan and Indiana are the top two award winners in terms of dollar value, Rogers said, but he declined to say which one will claim the largest total.

It’s like a beggar’s lottery, with salivating bureaucrats lining up for scraps of jerky being thrown to the pack.

…The White House said the grants, which do not need to be repaid, will help “establish a domestic manufacturing industry able to produce the batteries and drive systems for the next generation of advanced vehicles here in the U.S.”

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