25 May '12, 2pm

Alt-fuel cars unsustainable without government assistance

GM and Chrysler going out of business would have killed their suppliers who also support Ford. Ford would have followed. All cars in the US at least are unsustainable without government support at least occasionally. All the foreign makers with plants in the US get tax breaks. Their workers are taxed by not being allowed to unionize. As for oil, ever wonder how much per gallon it costs for the Navy to patrol the Persian Gulf and the horn of Africa to protect those oil shipments? We know the cost of the Afghanistan war which could be said to exist only to protect that oil pipeline. Ever wonder about the continuing cost of the lost economic activity as a result of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska and the BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico? We subsidize it all now. How about reducing the subsidies on the things that hurt us and increasing the subsidies on the things that w...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/25/alt-fuel-cars-unsust...

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