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HP retail incentives goes to council

High Point’s proposed incentives policy that would help out small businesses and retailers has passed committee and will be considered by City Council.

City Manager Strib Boynton says “(o)bviously, where the money comes from is a whole other issue, but it’s that way with everything. We’ll worry about it later.”

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The truth about electric cars

Appearing on today’s N&R Web site, George Will talks electric cars:

Michigan’s Levin brothers remain faithful to Obamanomics, which holds that prosperity is just around the corner — if government spends more on innovations it imagines. Sen. Carl Levin and Rep. Sander Levin have a combined 60 years of Capitol Hill tenure, and an innovation. Like most liberals’ new ideas, theirs is to make an old idea more expensive. The day of the CBO’s dark forecast, the Levins said the government should double the scope of its program to bribe people to buy a kind of car the government likes much more than do buyers of cars.

…Obama’s goal of getting 1 million such cars on America’s roads by 2015 cannot be met unless innovative government rigs the market. Introduced in 2008, the $7,500 bribe was limited to the first 250,000 cars. Under Obama’s stimulus, it was expanded to 200,000 per manufacturer. The Levins, uttering liberalism’s timeless rallying cry (“More!”) want it to cover 500,000 per manufacturer.

Problem is electric cars don’t do too good in the cold and snow. And we’re going to have a lot more of that, at least if you believe the global warming guys.

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