GM CEO Asks For $1 Gas Tax Hike

You may recall an article I wrote about how people in our area who drive GM products do not seem to be in touch with rules of the road,  WELL how about this.

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said he would favor a $1 dollar hike in gasoline tax, including a 50 cent immediate hike… are you ready for this  “To take advantage of the recent DECLINE in gas prices.”   Did I miss this DECLINE??

According to Akerson  this would put people in the position of buying more fuel efficient cars and lessen the burden on the auto industry to meet future mileage goals.

I know I can’t afford  a new car period let alone one of those HIGH-Priced hybrids and the like.  I’m sure I’m not alone here.  Heck it’s getting to the point I could not afford a USED car as those prices have gone up so much.  A friend who sells used cars told me used cars are getting harder to buy.  New car dealers who once brought the cars to auction are now selling them on their lots.  I once had a New car dealer tell me he would not keep a car on the lot if it had 50,00o miles or more on it.  Now I see he has cars with 150,000 miles with a price of $5,000,oo  (or more).  A friend traded off his 2000 Oldsmobile for a new car and was only offered $1000.00 trade in.  Later the dealer had it on his lot with a $5,900.oo price tag.  There is gold in them thar used cars.

Now, I know the CEO of GM can afford the tax increase.  Heck, he probably doesn’t even buy gas, as evidenced in his statement about the decline in gas prices.  I’m sure he doesn’t buy his cars as they are most likely part of his compensation package.  In other words he isn’t among the core people of our country.  He hasn’t a clue about what he is saying.  He is only looking at saving his company money so he can get a bigger bonus.

Before I close this entry.  Greg Martin, Gm’s Washington spokesperson confirmed Akerson’s statement reflects Gm’s VIEW.  But GM will not actively pursue the passage of such a tax, as it would be very difficult to get enacted.

I suppose that is how GM drivers feel too.  After all they are supporting the company by buying GM products.

That Is How I See It.



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