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-- it will wait until some large decide whether to cut production of its electric cart you've heard us talk about it the -- -- If it fails to meet sales expectations now this was a car that went -- -- -- days even weeks after the federal safety crash tests last year.
One GM dealership owner and now a Republican congressman.
As been getting a lot of media attention for recently introducing a bill to end the 7500 dollar electric car tax subsidy.
Joining me now Mike Kelly a -- me.
And why did you energy use this bill and even have the chance of passing.
What's your hopes so jury you know I came to congress and one thought minded and comfort -- -- for cause.
It's about spending if there are reckless spending by an administration that really and a -- become the venture capitalists in chief.
And there's nothing in his background was just to be he's attacked a guy that really makes the decision Houston over the border that -- on his jobs fail at.
I I would see when you look at this.
If it just doesn't make sense we're subsidize in this course 7500 hours not just the bull by the way that any -- that's -- up to 200000.
Congress -- manufacturer you say you like the electric cars right.
-- -- what I said was.
If General Motors wants to develop electric car let them do but just not on the taxpayers -- I just don't think it makes sense we develop a lot of great cars in General Motors.
But they do it on their own product developments a big part of every manufacturer's future.
But not at taxpayer expense and in a country that's fifteen trillion dollars in debt and climbing.
To throw that kinda money into something that the Obama administration this is administration -- I just on why Eric and thank sketches that you -- so let me -- -- didn't really get -- -- congressman.
Is the average income of a person buying the bulk 170000 dollars.
Why doesn't need help them I mean these are well I don't think people.
No I I'm with you on that any you know when you look at the other ones you can Tesla you look at -- -- That number goes up Jerry when you look at these are people making 250000.
And more they certainly are people that need.
Any type of a tax credit these -- the folks at the administration says this is this 1% does not paying their fair share now.
Why would you give them another 7500 dollar tax break so makes actually no sense no I represent people northwest Pennsylvania.
And I'm talking about dad's -- go to work and sometimes work two jobs and moms who on the same thing to put food on the table to cure their kids these -- the taxpayers -- -- present.
This makes no sense to me and I came here as I said to cut wasteful government spending and that's what we've got to -- we've got to look at this thing really objectively.
Well let me ask you this question have you sold any of these -- -- people.
And Western Pennsylvania clamoring for the -- No -- you know we have -- and I I don't know anybody gotten over one because you know if you know before these cars leave the factory we pay for them the dealer -- -- -- -- it wasn't there is a gift.
-- -- up about 40000 dollars on my inventory well heck I can stock three cruises Chevy cruise is like turn those.
If we 25 to thirty days -- the probable I didn't have one person.
In the eight weeks that there was there but one person might -- one get one person did you meant they were interest of looking at this no that's not a card that northwest pence while allies.
It's a 35 miles on the -- standard range so again what's the -- -- of extended range 35 miles I don't think so.
I don't think so either you it says something very interesting about this whole program said.
President Obama has become the venture capitalists in chief.
Gambling hard -- taxpayer dollars in Green projects in industries that are more politically.
And performance driven now this would seem to go to is Green energy projects.
Which as you know -- lender -- the case in point with that we basically throw away half a billion dollars on -- company.
Does the government need to get out of these.
Corporation the sponsorship of these Green initiatives.
Yeah I you know I'm sure Thomas Edison -- -- love to be -- is trying to invent the electric lightbulb I'm just saying this you know when you're searching.
To save money -- 42 cents of every dollar you spend is spend -- -- Jupiter major twice cut once.
You cannot be this cavalier with taxpayers' money and there's nothing.
In this in in this president's background would even Begin to suggests to us or in the people that he's appointed.
In the suggest that these -- the guys who want picking and choosing winners and losers the only losers in this whole scenario where the American taxpayers we need this we need to pay more attention I came to congress.
As a Stewart as a custodian.
Of the taxpayers' money and if we can't put it in better shape if.
Well answer -- that really that we're badge I need to ask you one more question here sure GM.
And that have been bailed out with taxpayer money was that a wise decision.
-- you know what I would think that General Motors needed money at the time in the idea was they were -- avoid bankruptcy.
Well my goodness that was the -- bankruptcy in history of it was eleven days they came on a bankruptcy.
So my question is if they were gonna do this if they were gonna eliminate Pontiac if they were gonna eliminate -- if they were gonna get rid of sob.
If they were gonna do all these different things why not do that on your own and at that point under reorganization.
If you could have survived.
Then go to see if you can get helped by and I -- the American car industry is vitally important -- the country.
But over the years over the years you look at the people who survive in tough times are tough people you've got to make great decisions you've got to build great products we always have.
They just -- themselves with so much expense over the years they couldn't get away from -- now.
That's absolutely to throw taxpayer money through.
Congressman for -- we're gonna have to leave it there thank you for coming in -- a pleasure to speak to now let me know if you sell own fault.
Give us a call with his I think that's a news event alright well we'll -- -- -- -- it'll be shocking to me today.
I think it's --
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