No less than the man who launched the automobile industry as we know it today once said:
"It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages."
Well, that's not how the man running General Motors sees it these days.
To him? GM is going to make the Volt, and if the public doesn't like it?
Oh, well ...
Dan Akerson on the Volt and its lack of customer support: "We're doing the right thing for the company at the right time. We will leave it up to the consumer how they interpret that."
He's going to make the thing. Customers are welcome to buy it. But it's up to them. If they don't, he still did the right thing.
Why, again, does GM exist?
Henry Ford, the author of that quote at the top, is rolling over in his grave right now.