Mr. Speaker: A few comments on your column which appeared in the Collegian on Tuesday: First, there is nothing patriotic about buying a Kia, and it won’t spur American innovation. GM and Ford are investing in a hydrogen future, and currently offer vehicles with fuel-saving technologies such as hybrids and “Displacement on
Demand.” They also offer flex-fuel vehicles that can run on ethanol. Kia is not investing in these technologies, at least not with the seriousness that GM and Ford are. So buy a Ford Focus instead: It meets PZEV standards, gets great fuel economy, is more reliable than a Kia, and is built in Wayne, Michigan by UAW workers. Even if the Kia is built in the U.S., it sure isn’t union-made, and Kia does far less investing in our country than GM or Ford.
Second, don’t waste your vote on a third-party candidate. That’s what Republicans want, and often how they win! Why do you think it’s usually conservative Republicans that donate to Green Party candidates? They split up the vote!
Christopher Poirier, Jr.