http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAna.../Government-Motors-Pushes-Gas-Tax-Bailout.htm Government Motors Pushes Gas Tax Bailout Posted 06/09/2011 06:46 PM ET Energy Policy: Unable to sell its electric cars, a failing General Motors wants to "nudge" you out of your gasoline-powered vehicle by upping the federal gas tax a buck a gallon. We don't think consumers will buy that either. We've all followed that car with the bumper sticker that reads "Don't Laugh — It's Paid For." Well, GM wants to increase our pain at the pump and force a struggling Joe Sixpack out of his "gas guzzler" by making him go from gas he can't afford to cars he can't afford and does not want. SNIP GM sold 493 Chevy Volts in April, bringing sales for the first four months to a staggering 1,073. At this rate, it will take quite a while to fulfill the 2008 campaign pledge by Barack Obama to put 1 million plug-in vehicles on the road by 2015.