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Tom Toles

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  1. Murphy224

    Murphy224 said, over 2 years ago

    The free market seemed to do fine with the Prius. If there’s a market, it will be built.

  2. Editer63

    Editer63 said, over 2 years ago

    That “free market” included big tax credits.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 2 years ago

    Without tax credits and tax money our line up of successful corporations would look very different.

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 2 years ago

    I we can make it to the moon, we can climb that hill.

  5. ReFlex-76

    ReFlex-76 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Make “gas mileage” irrelevant, time to get rid of that relic called the internal combustion engine, full electric now.

  6. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    “Republicans turned to a Delaware businesswoman, Sher Valenzuela, who is also a candidate for lieutenant governor. Valenzuela and her husband built an upholstery business that now employs dozens of workers.


    “Valenzuela presumably was picked to speak so that she could thunder at Obama for disdaining capitalism,” with his assertion that every business is built on foundations laid by others.


    “Oops. It turns out that Valenzuela relied not only on her entrepreneurial skills but also on — yes, government help. Media Matters for America [has] documented $2 million in loans from the Small Business Administration for Valenzuela’s company, plus $15 million in government contracts (mostly noncompetitive ones).


    “In a presentation earlier this year, Valenzuela described government assistance as an entrepreneur’s “biggest ‘secret weapon.’ ” "


    Rugged individualism at work.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/opinion/kristof-the-secret-weapon-all-of-us.html?ref=nicholasdkristof

  7. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ReFlex-76

    “Make “gas mileage” irrelevant, time to get rid of that relic called the internal combustion engine, full electric now.”
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    For most, that’s not an option yet. While I relish the idea of electric cars for all, there are drawbacks for a variety of drivers. People living in rural areas need more than 40 miles to commute (I used to put a minimum of 120 on my truck a day), people who use their vehicles for hauling more than just themselves need trucks that can’t benefit from the electric’s light weight, and I’ve yet to see an electric in my price range (if there was one, I’d have it). So lets continue to work on it, and bring “full electric” closer, sooner.

  8. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, over 2 years ago

    The biggest drawback to electric cars is that you still gotta burn fossil fuels to power them.
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    And, due to the fact that the multiple power transfers necessary between the power plant and the rubber on the road are going to be less than 100% efficient, probably more than the amount of gasoline necessary to run a conventional car.

  9. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

    Check out what the Danes have done with electric cars..

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Need to change the laws of thermal dynamics. Let us write a law about it and see that it happens. While we are at it let us penalize anyone who dares dance with the devil CO2. That will teach us.

  11. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    And what do you suppose are the chances that her being a minority woman helped to secure those funds?

  12. 144 Cent

    144 Cent said, over 2 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    If the loan is paid off and the contract requirements are met, then Valenzuela owes the government NOTHING.

    And your point is… ?

  13. 144 Cent

    144 Cent said, over 2 years ago

    @Omnius

    I LIKE Big Oil. Big Oil makes this stuff that you can run a Dodge Hemi on. No crazy plugs, no waiting six hours to go to the supermarket, no electrical fires, no praying that you’ll make it up a hill, or through a blizzard. Just put some in your tank, and WHAM! — You’re at work!

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @144 Cent

    And one other point the money that was loaned to her comes from a local bank or credit union and is just guaranteed by the government much like a VA or FHA home loan. Tax money. Our money on loan to the government so that projects we the people want done can be paid for at our instruction. Like helping Valenzuela put fancy clothes on our chairs and things.
    A product we want and need.

    Government is in power at and for OUR convenience not theirs.

  15. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

    Here is a long read, but good, on the electric auto in Europe, where the autos have the governments behind them instead of the oil companies pushing against them as here.

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