GM Pulls Plug on Volt and Suspends Production, Lays off 1300 Workers … Just Days Earlier Obama Just Praised Volt


GM pulls the plug on the Chevy Volt and lays off 1300 workers … Welcome to Obama Motors.

More bad news for the Barack Obama endorsed Volt. All Obama’s horses and all Obama’s stimulus money cannot save the failed sales if the Volt. General Motors announced that the company was suspending production of the Chevy Volt and 1,300 workers would be laid off. After all, should the American tax payers have paid more than $10,000 subsidies per vehicle?

Fool Moment of the Week: Obama praises Volt … days before GM lays off workers and suspends Volt production

General Motors has told 1,300 employees at its Detroit Hamtramck that they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera.

“Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” said GM spokesman Chris Lee.

Lee said employees were told Thursday that production would put on hold from March 19 to April 23.

How comical, President Barack Obama just endorsed GM’s (Government Motors) struggling Chevrolet Volt, saying he plans to buy the extended-range electric vehicle upon leaving office in five years. With ignorant, mistimed and clueless comments like this, Obama just might be buying a Volt in one year. Once again we are witness to the Barack Obama kiss of death. Yet another failed green company/product courtesy of Obama.

“Five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself,” Obama said to applause during a speech Tuesday to 1,600 workers and retirees from the United Auto Workers union. “Yes, that’s right.”

Recalling that event, Obama forgot he had actually driven the Volt, saying that the “Secret Service wouldn’t let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it. It was nice.I’ll bet it drives real good.”

GM had hoped to sell 45,000 Chevy Volts in America this year,; however, according to reports they had only sold about 1,626 over the first two months of 2012. A whopping 603 Volts in January 2012.  Maybe GM and Obama can still market the Volt to aliens.

But of course the lagging Volt sales have nothing to do with the fact that there is little to no interest in electric cars, Michelle has the real culprit who is to blame. GM of course blames the media. Really?

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “GM Pulls Plug on Volt and Suspends Production, Lays off 1300 Workers … Just Days Earlier Obama Just Praised Volt”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on March 3rd, 2012 11:37 am


      This vehicle began life as a concept car. Probably one of many the GM put together in some year. Concept cars are never designed for production. They are just a test bed for ideas.

      Along comes the federal government nitwits after the bailout/takeover with their “green” ideas and the Volt fit the green concept. We like it so why don’t you put it in production. I can hear the groans from the car people all the way to Texas.

      It belongs in the same musem as the Edsel. A vehicle with some good things,but not ready to be a product that people will buy.

      The sooner the federal government is cleaned out of most of the nitwits, the sooner the country can get back to normal.

    2. mystere on March 3rd, 2012 8:24 pm

      Did GM fire their left wing liberal head of Security Donald James Bortz III along with the workers who got laid off? If Donald got fired, you will see some angry liberal posts by a guy going as djtyg on Michigan Liberal and other liberal left wing extremist sites. The reason why I asked this is due to some attacks I’ve gotten by this lib clown on a number of my blogs. He is notorious for attacking conservatives under the aliases djtyg and Irl Hudnutt.

    3. barbreee on March 4th, 2012 1:35 pm

      So the latest Obama quote I read, in his effort to encourage the female vote… On the subject of contraception: “If you’re a teacher, a nurse, or a janitor….

      How about if you’re a pilot, a soldier, a truck driver, a CEO, an automotive assembly line worker, a lawyer… I think you get my point. At least he didn’t say “SECRETARY”.

      And he’s supposed to be super intelligent. He has no clue, and that’s shocking to me.

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