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  •  High gas prices... (0+ / 0-)

    ...and the end of car-suburbia? Say it aint so!

    The truth is: many gasoline powered cars and even non-gasoline powered cars are probably going to go the way of the dodo as energy prices continue to rise and people start moving into densely populated areas.

    Whoever is president, car-suburbia is going to have a lot of trouble surviving, which doesn't say good things about the continued viability of any automaker, particularly American ones with a history of dealing poorly with this kind of environment.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 12:56:23 PM PDT

    •  Of course Ryan and the other rightwing (2+ / 0-)

      politicians in southern Wisconsin wouldn't lift a finger to retool the Janesville GM plant to build railroad rolling stock even though that would have created a lot of jobs in an ideal location. Mainly because a Democratic governor, Jim Doyle, proposed it.

      The plant remains shuttered to this day, and Janesville an economic holocaust. The only excitement was when the tone deaf Republicans posted a billboard crowing about Scott Walker's job creation in Wisconsin.

      Trickle Down Economics 101: They get the golden parachute, we get the golden shower.

      by NoMoreLies on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 01:44:10 PM PDT

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