Two corporate titans who unabashedly promote their environmentalist credibility, General Motors (Chevy Volt) and Wal-Mart (corporate sustainability), were in the news last week. Over at the National Legal and Policy Center blog today I explain how GM is involved in what looks like carbon offset fakery and how the largest retailer in the world allegedly got set on its "Green"-ways by a professional river guide. Eight straight quarters of same-store sales declines don't help the enviros' case that sustainable = profitable.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer "Stay the Course" Granholm recently said Rush Limbaugh was unpatriotic because of things he said about the $41,000 "green" jobbin' Chevy Volt.
It's just a matter of lifting a lot of regulatory deadweight.
But we'll pay to help it capture the foreign market.
Maybe GM should call its new Wunderwagen the Jolt.
Guv'mint Motors (as they pronounce it here in the South), which today is pretending along with the Feds that it is emerging from bankruptcy (if it really was, why does the government need to own 60 percent of it?), is now seeking permission from the court to break its contract with a U.S.-based precious metals mining company so it can instead purchase from foreign ones.
To Sen. Lamar Alexander, "taxpayer-owned" sounds better than "government-owned."
GM's new honchos pride themselves on being clueless about their own products.
By next week, we'll learn more about GM's hideous bankruptcy "restructuring" plan.
GM to "restructure" overseas -- using taxpayer dollars.