California Considers Giving Away Free Electric Cars to the Poor

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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What do the poor need most? Jobs? Nah. In Governor Moonbeam’s California they need free electric cars.

Free means that you’ll be paying for them. Even if you’re not a California resident, there will probably be Federal money involved.

“The California Air Resources Board is now embarking on a program that would help poor people buy energy-efficient vehicles. In one scenario posed by the agency, a “voucher” might even pay the full price for a Nissan Leaf, an electric car with an MSRP above $21,000, or for used cars with lower price tags.”

But it only stands to reason. If companies like Tesla and Karma get gobs of money from Obama. It’s time to make electric cars go full welfare.

“Apparently, wealthy people already are benefiting from subsidies to high-end electric car makers such as the Tesla. This law brings car subsidies directly to lower-income people. The law was authored by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Calabassas, recently named one of two Legislators of the Year by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers for her efforts to promote cleaner air.”

Sure. Cleaner air. Has nothing to do with a plan to buy and give away cars that no one wants.

Not even a possibility.

“It finds, for instance, the agency would need to pay the “full cost” of a vehicle for a family of two to buy a new electric car or $18,000 for a family of three to buy a used hybrid.”

Why not also buy them dinner for a year and throw in weekly theater tickets. It’s for the environment.

Come to California, where there’s no money to pay the cops or firefighters, but there’s plenty of money to buy electric cars for the poor.

  • ML NJ

    Would I still be an honest citizen if I slashed the tires of such cars when the opportunity presents itself?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      You’re better off slashing the tires owned by the people that promote this insanity. Who would turn down a free car? Not many people would. Blame the authors of this insanity.

    • DogmaelJones1

      No. You’d probably be called a racist and charged with a hate crime.

  • SouthofCincy

    Who’s going to pay electric/re-charge bill? Oh wait. Nevermind.

  • roccolore

    Wait til they find out how much it will cost to charge the cars and change the batteries.

    • pupsncats

      Then they will simply increase taxes.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Apparently, wealthy people already are benefiting from subsidies to high-end electric car makers such as the Tesla. This law brings car subsidies directly to lower-income people. The law was authored by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Calabassas, recently named one of two Legislators of the Year by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers for her efforts to promote cleaner air.”

    This is the circular logic of the socialists. First we save the air, then we restore social justice. Gee, this is so complicated we need much bigger government to manage this all and by the way private property rights are infringing on the fed’s ability to make all of this work from a social justice perspective.

    I mean I thought the subsidies for electric cars were for “the greater good?” Doesn’t that mean that we all already benefit?

    Truly some of these people are insane.

    • jrw53022

      Someone should look into this politicians financial statements, Sounds like the special interest groups may be working overtime here.

  • pupsncats

    Taking the redistribution of wealth to a new level.

    No one ever explains how all this free stuff given to the poor will be available to them when no one has any money, wealth or property left to confiscate.

  • Jakareh

    The liberals who run California don’t know what else to do to finish bankrupting and otherwise ruining the state.

    • tickletik

      This is why legalization is so important. If those half wits had access to legal sources of hard core drugs, they would be too busy earning money for their drug habits to bother the rest of us.

  • Joe the Plumber

    Poor people don’t heap up their belongings in a grocery cart and walk the streets mumbling. I’m more or less ‘poor’ and I’m not looking for a subsidized car and the attempt to conflate the poor with the homeless cart is a bit of dark humor that probably has no bearing on the proposal – Which I do not support BTW.

  • ziggy zoggy

    CA can’t afford to pay cops and firemen? There are more stupid cops here than there are palm trees, and every fireman has three backups.

    CA may be broke it still spends money like a drunken Obama.

  • jrw53022

    So Instead of shopping carts they will be running around in golf carts. So when they run out of battery power they will just abandon them and go ask for another one. And the Politicians will say to the increased food stamp voting block “Didn’t we make your life better”.

  • Veracious_one

    “Apparently, wealthy people already are benefiting from subsidies to high-end electric car makers such as the Tesla.

    Have they gone mad? Aren’t they aware that Obama hates wealthy people…even those who voted for him….?

  • Polar-Bear

    Mr. Governor,
    This is a bunch of CRAP, to make us pay for these electric cars for the poor. Your out of your mind, along with the congress, to even consider doing this. How much do the people of California have to bear?

  • Hard Little Machine

    I support 3 households. My last new car is a 9 year old Camry. My second car I gave to one of the kids because he needed to get to work. Another kid’s car just conked out and it’s more to fix than replace. So…….

    I should really just give up and go on the dole forever. Screw it.

  • Tom A.

    I was homeless for 8 years, does that count? Site please?