By GEOFF EARLE Post Correspondent
ELECTRIC BUZZ: Hillary Clinton in 2005 rides the type of electric vehicle now earmarked in stimulus plan.
Last updated: 2:42 am
February 11, 2009
The federal government is preparing to spend millions to purchase a fleet of small electric vehicles that critics compare to golf carts.
The $838 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the Senate yesterday contains $300 million for the government to purchase a fleet of "green" cars.
But the money won't just go to buy fuel-efficient hybrids such as the Ford Escape or Chevy Volt.
The cash also can be used to purchase "neighborhood electric vehicles."
It's quite amazing what the Democrats consider to be stimulus to our economy. As one economist put it, some things create work (which is finite) and other things create jobs. I hope the Senate Republicans grow a pair soon.