Obama Administration Buys 1 of Every 4 GM and Ford Hybrids Sold

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Of course, by “Obama administration” they mean taxpayers. One way or another, the public will buy these things!

From Fox News:

President Barack Obama’s administration has bought almost a fourth of the Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. hybrid vehicles sold since he took office, accelerating federal purchases as consumer demand wanes.

The U.S. General Services Administration, which runs the government fleet, bought at least 14,584 hybrid vehicles in the past two fiscal years, or about 10 percent of 145,473 vehicles the agency purchased in that period, according to sales data obtained by Bloomberg under a Freedom of Information Act request. In fiscal 2008, hybrids accounted for less than 1 percent of government purchases, the data showed.

The government is driving up sales to prove demand for hybrid vehicles sort of the same way Jim Wright and Mitt Romney made their book sales look more impressive.

How do you like the Obama administration’s business acumen? They own a majority stake in GM but purchase about half of their cars from GM’s competitor? There’s a reason these people went into politics and not off to compete in the free market.

The unions are similar at both companies though, and that’s all this is about.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)