Not to be outdone, libtards in Salinas take money from the tax payers and fund a green job that was really nohing but pure crap, to the tune of 500K. After all, there is no crack pot idea to strange or stupid to be funded, as long as you're paying for it with OPM (Other People's Money). That is Liberalism at its core, screw the producers in taxes and fund one pipe dream after another.
EXCERPT: "A Salinas car manufacturing company that was expected to build environmentally friendly electric cars and create new jobs folded before almost any vehicles could run off the assembly line. The city of Salinas had invested more than half a million dollars in Green Vehicles, an electric car start-up company. All of that money is now gone, according to Green Vehicles President and Co-Founder Mike Ryan. The start-up company set up shop in Salinas When the company still ran into financial trouble last year, the city of Salinas handed Ryan an additional $240,000. Green Vehicles also received $187,000 from the California Energy Commission. Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue said he was "surprised and disappointed" by the news. City officials were equally irked that Ryan notified them through an email that his company had crashed and burned. Salinas Economic Development Director Jeff Weir said Green Vehicles flopped because of a lack of investors. Donohue said he will work with the state to try to get at least $240,000 back from the now-defunct company."
The Mayor was "surprised and disappointed" that a piece of crap that probably held a charge for less than the POS Junkrolet Volt (40 miles) and probably had a top speed of 25 mph, and that cost an arm and a leg top buy, failed. Duh. A lack of investors, that is a hoot. Investing in green jobs, that have yet to bring in a profit anywhere, would be like investing in a buggy whip company today. As the saying goes, "a fool and his money are soon parted."
Especially when liberal idiots are running the show.