And while he is eager to say goodbye to the government as a part owner of GM, Akerson would like to see it step up to the challenge of setting a higher gas tax, as part of a comprehensive energy policy.
A government-imposed tax hike, Akerson believes, will prompt more people to buy small cars and do more good for the environment than forcing automakers to comply with higher gas-mileage standards.
Yeah, that's what he said. Of course he doesn't seem to understand that if the gas mileage doesn't increase then there is no reason for someone to buy a new car.
"You know what I'd rather have them do — this will make my Republican friends puke — as gas is going to go down here now, we ought to just slap a 50-cent or a dollar tax on a gallon of gas," Akerson said.
"People will start buying more Cruzes and they will start buying less Suburbans."
Of course the economy is tanking now because of high gasoline prices. And he doesn't seem to have a clue that people with no jobs don't buy new cars.
This guy is dumb. He is truly living proof that the majority of our business leaders need a harness and tether when let out side the office.
As for me.. I haven't owned a Ford car since '82.
But there is one in my future. I am done with GM.
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