Thursday, September 02, 2010

The latest economy-crippling stupidity from our government

In only the most recent example of the special kind of madness that private businesses regularly encounter while attempting to deal with onerous and arbitrarily-imposed government rules, Tesla Motors has announced in its latest SEC filing that it agreed to pay a $275,000 fine to the EPA because the company in 2009 neglected to obtain a certificate proving that its products' emissions comply with the Clean Air Act.

Tesla cars, of course, being all-electric vehicles have no emissions.  They don't even come with tailpipes, for Pete's sake.

How many Tesla workers won't be hired or retained because the company had to pay this ridiculous penalty?

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