Former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who often attacks Democrats for hurting small businesses, slammed American automakers Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive for being "losers" on her Facebook page.
Palin attacked Fisker Automotive for laying off 75 percent of its employees last Friday, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Palin also accused the Obama administration of supposedly attempting "to pick 'winners and losers' in the free market," but did not mention that for decades the federal government has made loans to businesses.
She showed additional contempt for hybrid electric cars by slamming General Motors' Volt, which tripled its sales in 2012, per CNN.com.
“This losing tax-subsidized venture joins other past losers like the Obama-subsidized Volt that gets 40 miles per battery charge, or like the Obama-subsidized Tesla that turns into a ‘brick’ when the battery completely discharges and then costs $40,000 to repair,” Palin angrily wrote on Facebook.
“This is really just the latest manifestation of the administration’s crony capitalism as their green energy buddies benefit from this atrocious waste of taxpayer money. Americans really need to get outraged by these wasteful ventures. As we’ve seen time and time again, We the People are always stuck subsidizing the left’s ‘losers.’”
Fisker Automotive and Tesla Motors both received a $465 million loan from the Department of Energy.
Palin did not mention that "loser" Tesla Motors is going to repay its loan five years earlier than required because of the success of its electric Model S Sedan, as noted Bloomberg.com.
Ed. Note: This article originally said that Sarah Palin has never owned her own business. That is incorrect.