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Old 08-26-2011, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Illinois announces electric cars but can't pay bills

Illinois is strapped with huge deficits and annually tries to balance it's budget on the backs of health care providers, some waiting over 6 months to get paid.

In the mean time the state government is funding construction of refueling stations and gives rebates for buyers of electric cars in Chicago.

Tax payers downstate contribute to another Chicago scheme with no benefits.

Electricity for Chicago is mainly provided by coal fired plants that are located in central Illinois. Contributing to downstate pollution.

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Old 08-26-2011, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like it's time to Throw The Bums Out.
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...somebody needs to "buy" better voters.
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Perhaps it would cost more to suspend a program that has milestone dates and momentum and then restart it when all external factors are "perfect" than it would to simply proceed.

As far as the poor health care providers- I don't have much sympathy for those who's parking lots are stuffed with Aston Martins, Porsches, Benz', etc.

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Public charging stations hardly ever get used, why? because people charge at home and at work, just like public cell phone charging is not needed.
Sure, give incentives for people to buy electric cars, but don't waste public money on something that isn't going to get used.
As for folks not getting paid, that is not a transportation related issue, that is an issue with health insurance being a for profit business that doesn't like to pay it's bills, my state run health insurance costs $1,500 a year and gives amazing coverage, I could pay a for profit 5 times that and still have less coverage, but the health insurance industry has convinced most of us that we don't want state run health care even tho it works, it's great and it's cheap.
But as I already said, this form is about transportation, not health care.
I drive an EV and I think that AAA is going to find out that their mobile charging trucks never get used and that people driving EV's are only going to use public charging if it's free and if it gets them a better parking spot.

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