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President Obama Announces $1 Billion Fund to Promote Energy Efficient Vehicles
whitehouse.gov ^ | March 7, 2012 | Matt Compton

Posted on 03/07/2012 4:38:56 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Today, President Obama made a trip to a manufacturing plant for Daimler Trucks North America in Mount Holly, North Carolina. He was in the Tar Heel state to discuss more ways his administration is taking an all-of-the-above approach to American energy.

He talked about how his administration is pursuing new domestic energy sources, expanding oil and gas production, and reducing our overall reliance on oil through development of renewable energy.

But at a place where workers are busy assembling trucks that run on natural gas, the President also announced a new $1 billion National Community Deployment Challenge to help boost the deployment of clean, advanced vehicles all over America:

To cities and towns all across the country, what we’re going to say is, if you make a commitment to buy more advanced vehicles for your community -- whether they run on electricity or biofuels or natural gas -- we’ll help you cut through the red tape and build fueling stations nearby. And we’ll offer tax breaks to families that buy these cars, companies that buy alternative fuel trucks like the ones that are made right here at Mount Holly. So we’re going to give communities across the country more of an incentive to make the shift to more energy-efficient cars.

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1 posted on 03/07/2012 4:38:59 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s about enough to throw away on two future bankrupt companies.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 4:42:36 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet more of our tax dollars being flushed down the toilet.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 4:43:36 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just more of your hard earned tax dollars being flushed down 0bama’s rat hole. This guy lives in a dream world where whatever he envisions, we must pay for.

But, alas, it’s not a dream.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 4:45:30 PM PST by jakota (jakota)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another thread I thought was going to be satire but wasn’t. This happens all the time now. Sigh.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 4:47:15 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who gave him the authority to do this? Or is he breaking the rules again?


6 posted on 03/07/2012 4:47:39 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought congress was supposed to decide where to spend the money.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 4:49:02 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How nice. The WH has its own propaganda blog. As if the lib media doesn’t do enough to spin for this clown.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 4:49:50 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing like slowwwwwwwwing America down under the guise of ‘advancement’ while the rest of the world surpasses us, economically. That’s been 0bama’s plan from day one, right?


9 posted on 03/07/2012 4:55:09 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: ColdOne

He’s again giving money to big donors that probably run these companies. Always follow the money with BO. Yes, where does he get authority to do this?


10 posted on 03/07/2012 4:57:49 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Cicero

Yeah I used to have that same belief but I was apparently wrong.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 4:57:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Cicero

Must be from his “stash”. ;-)


12 posted on 03/07/2012 4:58:30 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So natural gas do you have to drill for that and if so how much cheaper is it that regular gas would be more like going to a regular gas station? And if this is such a great idea why has it not been tried before


13 posted on 03/07/2012 4:59:07 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Congress spent a year bickering over saving a few hundred million spread out over 10 years.

Now Obama walks in and announces another $1 billion dollar give-away.

Constitutionally, Congress controls the spending.
So how does this idiot just get to decide he will blow another billion that we have to borrow?

They arrest people for stealing a loaf of bread while this criminal steals millions every day.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 5:00:45 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing but pandering! This guy is spending money for votes. Been saving all the stimulis money that wasn’t spent on shovel ready jobs to begin with and now letting it out in areas that he needs to get votes. If you drive thru Florida right now it seems that every darn road is ripped up and all this work started this year. Knew this was coming, just is so irritating to watch.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 5:04:02 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is a joke.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 5:07:24 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He is trying to get ahead of the Clean Energy LPG stations at "Pilot" truck stops and the GE announcement today over on Green Car Congress. Can he spend 1 billion to make it go faster? Yes. Will it? No, It will probably get sucked up by a Union with a kick-back scheme involved.

The Natural Gas Revolution has started, and he can't stop it, but he will try to get in front of it and make it look like it his...

The fuel efficient vehicles are out their.

I love share some stories with my auto gnomes as to the efforts they go through to eek a 1/10th here 2/10th their when they design and test a new car...

But Obama wouldn't get it, The Utopians have no grasp of Science and the Laws therein, they can be overcome by Marxist Dictate, in their delusion existence.

17 posted on 03/07/2012 5:10:23 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where the F is Congress on this ! This Guy is President not a KING !


18 posted on 03/07/2012 5:11:34 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (The sheepdogs guard the sheep.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The community organizer has no ideas beyond giving money we don’t have to people who don’t like him - in return for their votes. I hope and pray that America will be rid of him in ten months, and that we will have learned our lesson.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 5:12:29 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I could invent a car that ran on bull*hit this president could provide a lifetime supply !

Our leaders are way beyond broke. We need an a serious intervention involving pitchforks, hot tar and feathers. Muskets and pistoles if necessary.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 5:18:02 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (The sheepdogs guard the sheep.)
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To: Cicero

Oh how we yucked it up when the two ah, er, ummm, classless females talked about Obama’s stash.

Guess it was time for our lessons. Now we know. Rush has been talking about slush funds for quite some time, and I believe every word. Between union dues and the various stimuli, he’s a cash cow, big enough to buy off pretty much anyone. There I’ve said it.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 5:19:03 PM PST by wita
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama slutting around for the bimbo biofuels thefts he organized.

A billion here a billion there, for the Community.

Read Matt Bracken’s book. The walls are going to come tumbling down.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 5:59:13 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, the Volt thing didn’t work out. Time to throw more taxpayer dollars down the toilet. It’s Solyndra time! Everybody boogie!


23 posted on 03/07/2012 6:25:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: Cicero
I thought congress was supposed to decide where to spend the money.

Remember, we still have half of Con-gress to replace this election.

24 posted on 03/07/2012 6:33:14 PM PST by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: jakota
President also announced a new $1 billion National Community Deployment Robbing the taxpayers
25 posted on 03/07/2012 6:50:54 PM PST by tommix2 (,)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let the free market decide if natural gas is a good substitute for gas and diesel in running vehicles. No more subsidies or tax credits for alternative energy sources.

All the green projects funded by Obama have become money wasters and boondoggles. Natural gas for vehicles may well be a good idea, but the market place should decide on its merits, not big government. Also, the government should not choose one company or method of implementing it as the insiders and lobbyists win, not consumers. Obama is pushing an industrial policy for America which is another word for socialism.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 7:46:08 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

(sound of toilet flushing)


27 posted on 03/07/2012 8:52:07 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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