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AutoBlog: Proud Oshawa mayor and his Camaro SS ruffle some feathers

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The hot-selling 2010 Chevy Camaro is made in Oshawa, Canada. The mayor of Oshawa, John Gray, drives a spanking new red Camaro SS with a white racing stripe, just like the one that introduced the bowtie muscle car to the Middle East back in June. Supporting locally made products sounds like a shrewd move for any politician, especially when the city is footing the bill for your ride. A free Camaro is a great job perk, but one Oshawa resident - Bill Steele - doesn't agree.

Steele says the mayor is "flaunting this gas-guzzling vehicle all around town... and I don't like that I'm paying for part of a sports car that gets 17 miles to the gallon." Steele serves up the city's high tax rates as a reason why the mayor shouldn't be driving a Camaro. Of course, without over 400 Camaros being built in Oshawa per day, there would likely be thousands fewer tax payers to help pay those already high taxes. Mayor Gray knows there are a few citizens who don't like his pricey, thirsty pony car, but that thankfully isn't stopping him from driving it. Thanks for the tip, Alan!



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He is driving something that is built in his city by people that live in his city. Its basically like driving around a giant flag or billboard saying "I love this town"

Or.....

He could drive an Impala, they are built there too LOL!

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The Mayor should tell Steele to STFU. Asshat Steele is probably a loser that rides the bus or maybe drives a Yaris or Prius.

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Is it actually 'free' or did he pay for it out of his own salary? If he foots the fuel bill out of his own pocket, then there's no problem at all.

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Gas guzzler?

Gimme a freakin break!

It's called pride Mr Steele, something you don't possess

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The Mayor should tell Steele to STFU. Asshat Steele is probably a loser that rides the bus or maybe drives a Yaris or Prius.

+1 Bigtime!

Chris

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wish the anderson mayor drove that. they could use my property taxes for new tires on the condition that once a week they do a smokey burnout and a doughnut on my road hehehe

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Gas guzzler?

Gimme a freakin break!

I know, right?

Apparently anything that doesn't get Prius-like mileage is a f**king "gas guzzler" now.

Just like apparently any GM vehicle that isn't HAND ASSEMBLED on 4 different continents by ethnically diverse people is a "rebadge"

BTW, did anyone else notice that it's brandished in the colors of the Canadian flag, eh?

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