Demonstrable Democrat duplicity

Gore’s costly status hybrid car company builds in Finland, gets $529 million taxpayer assist

A tiny car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has just gotten a $529 million U.S. government loan to help build a hybrid sports car in Finland that will sell for about $89,000.

How’s that for raw nerve?

The award to California startup Fisker Automotive Inc. follows a $465 million government loan to Tesla Motors Inc., purveyors of a $109,000 British-built electric Roadster. Tesla is a California startup focusing on all-electric vehicles, with a number of celebrity endorsements that is backed by investors that have contributed to Democratic campaigns, according to a report  in the Wall Street Journal.

The awards to Fisker and Tesla have prompted concern from companies that have had their bids for loans rejected, and criticism from groups that question why vehicles aimed at the wealthiest customers are getting loans subsidized by taxpayers.

“This is not for average Americans,” said Leslie Paige, a spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, an anti-tax group in Washington. “This is for people to put something in their driveway that is a conversation piece. It’s status symbol thing.”

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3 Responses to Demonstrable Democrat duplicity

  1. Steve says:

    Al Gore is a liberal, self enhancing, money making machine while he portrays himself as being concerned about others and the “globe.” Why is this high end auto being manufactured in Finland when Americans need jobs? And who can afford this “hybrid?”

    Is he still farming tobacco? That’s what oringinally made his family wealthy and financed his father’s senate career. The Gore’s concern for “the environment” stopped at the health of those using their producst.

  2. Matt DeGennaro says:

    This headline says it all. Democrats talk a good game about looking after “the folks” with their nanny government programs. But when push comes to shove, they take very good care of themselves. Witness Gore providing jobs for Finns rather than needy Americans(no doubt at a cost savings to himself)and pricing this enivonmental wonder out of the range of most buyers. Dem Duplicity it is — for ALL to see.

  3. Kelly says:

    How many ways can you spell P-H-O-N-E-Y?

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