Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Government Motors Business Plan Takes Shape

So, you're a forward thinking radical socialist who has just nationalized a huge iconic American auto company and you need to get consumers to buy your line of putt-putt EcoCars. What to do?

Try the PushMePullYou strategery:
WASHINGTON (AP) - With auto sales in the doldrums, the House was considering a plan Tuesday to provide vouchers of up to $4,500 for consumers who turn in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for more fuel-efficient vehicles...Owners of sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks or minivans that get 18 mpg or less could receive a voucher for $3,500 if their new truck or SUV is at least 2 mpg higher than their old vehicle. The voucher would increase to $4,500 if the mileage of the new truck or SUV is at least 5 mpg higher than the older vehicle. Consumers could also receive vouchers for leased vehicles.
The trade-ins will then be curshed and sold for scrap.

Are you f*ckin' kidding me?