Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ObamaNomics: Beyond Laughable

This poor rabble-rouser will never 'get it.'  And he forgets a very important group of people in his blind ignorance.

The country’s automakers should ditch their focus on SUVs and trucks in favor of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, President Obama said Monday.

“You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks,” Obama said during a town hall forum in Cannon Falls, Minn. “There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market. People are going to try to save money.

WHICH "market", Mr. Merchandising Queen?

The one that keeps buying the SUV's and trucks?  Or the one you imagine exists? 

(Is that on the same planet as Krugman's "alien invasion"?)

Because they're generally "little people", Obozo forgets the most important part of the automotive industry:  the dealers. 

The dealers have to buy the factory's products.  The dealers have to finance those purchases.  The dealers have to put them onto a parking lot (which the dealer pays for.)  The dealer has to 'prep' the vehicles.  And the dealer is stuck with them if they don't sell.

So what President Prompter wants is not what the dealers want--unless the dealers know they can sell the cars.  And they can't.  The Volt?  127 sold last month (or longer, who cares?).

By the way:  if 'fuel economy' is so damned important, how come izzit you're tooling around in an ARMORED bus, with a duplicate ARMORED bus in tow?  Wouldn't a nice little Volt be better for all of us? 

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