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$300,000,000 For Hybrid Cars

Sen. McConnell’s office is pointing out this passage in the spending bill:

• $300 Million For Federal Employee Company Cars: (Pg. 90 of the Appropriations Division of the Conference Report, lines 7-13, “For capital expenditures and necessary expenses of acquiring motor vehicles with higher fuel economy, including: hybrid vehicles; electric vehicles; and commercially-available, plug-in hybrid vehicles, $300,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2011”)

This amounts to about 10,000 cars. You’d think the Big Three would’ve thrown those in for free with the billions in bailout money they’ve already received.
Then again, who would buy these D.C.-mandated green-mobiles if Washington didn’t? Americans are lining up to buy Ford F-150s instead.


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