Jason has already mentioned this, but in case you missed it; GMs CEO Dan Akerson thinks that Americans aren’t buying enough fuel efficient cars. His answer isn’t surprising from the head of General Government Motors either. He thinks that the United States tax code is the place to make people do something they don’t really want to do in the first place. His suggestion, as told to the Detroit News (emphasis mine):
“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.”
That’s right, Akerson wants upwards of a dollar tax on gas to push a government approved agenda down people’s throats. Of course, outside of CEO-Land, there are millions of Americans who can’t actually afford to buy new cars. They’re called poor people.