Well it fits the leftist template.
The goal of the Baraqqis is to either get you into an Obamamobile or on a train or bus.
Fewer affordable repair parts makes maintaining your current ride less feasable and more expensive.
This is tied to Global Warming.
It’s as hysterical as burning witches at the stake.
I grew up learning that thrift was a virtue. I have worked all my life to keep machinery running smoothly and to prevent this sort of failure.
Now our government is bribing people to destroy machinery and create waste, and spending my money to do it.
This is the polar opposite of everything I have been taught. It is deeply offensive to me. I know it is just a machine, but it is the work of somebody’s hands and somebody else has put a lot of money and effort into preserving it.
Our government is acting like Vandals. They are destroying for the sake of destroying, because that is all they know how to do.
There were otherwise normal-looking, normal-sounding, and very well educated people who were advocating bulldozing the “excess housing inventory” not too long ago.
I get the feeling that someday the government is going to bribe some doctor to do the same thing to me.
This is Obamacare for automobiles.
Another thing to recall about the Cash for Clunkers program is how it hurts the poor. The program will take these clunkers off the street and give them to the government to destroy. But these are precisely the kinds of cars that poor or fixed-income people tend to purchase. Most of these clunkers are of course in fine shape, but they are not green enough according to government determinations. So poor people who cannot afford to purchase new, government-approved (and thus artificially expensive) automobiles will be told to go take a hike literally!
The government having melted down these clunkers, the market in low priced used cars will dry up, thus driving up cost and further hurting poor and working people as well as seniors and others on fixed income. Grandma who just needs a cheap old car to get down to the pharmacy for her prescriptions will thus be forced to walk or hire a cab, as the finance companies will take a look at her social security income and say next!
Cash for clunkers is an attack on the poor for the benefit of government-connected Big Auto big-wigs and GMAC-style bankster/moneylenders. As with most government programs, the poor get the short end of the stick.
Progressives always want to destroy old things (including people, it turns out).
Glenn Beck: CASH FOR CLUNKERS Government
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It is not a matter of them not WANTING to buy a new car -- they CAN'T!!!!! Millions will be without transportation creating other bigger problems than the auto industry not being able to sell new cars. This has got to be STOPPED!
He pointed out that Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the burning of 10 million acres of cotton to help boost the price of cotton even though people who could barely afford to buy clothes.
FDR also ordered the killing of 6 million pigs to boost the price of pork even though people could barely afford to buy food.
Now FBO is taking perfectly good affordable cars off the street even though people are having trouble affording cars.
Hmmmm...and now, when Congress gets back from recess, they will decide how best to deal with the millions of Senior Citizens who can barely afford medical care.
this video turns my stomach. this is insanity.
Too bad we can’t extend this concept to government, and trade in our clunker politicians.
Obama is aborting our future!
In Germany and Austria, you can’t have a car older than 10 years old. Although there is no clunkers, I am unsure what they do with those who have “classic” cars. I believe they may allow you to have it but you can’t drive it. I think the U.S. will eventually go this route...no cars older than 10 years old on the road. In rural areas, many people drive really old cars, I guess they will need to update their cars if this ever passes.
Euthansia for cars. Keep this going around. Pictures and videos of beloved “clunker” being euthanized will send a very powerful messaage!
A Glenn Beck caller said this program is just Obama’s test program for the next one: “Cash for Cripples” — where you turn in Granny for money.
They’ll get my ‘98 Wrangler when they pry my cold, dead hands from the steering wheel.
Thanks to Cash for Clunkers, I now resolve to keep the old beast running as long as it is feasibly possible to do so.
Oh, and another thing...I’m going to get larger tires and run them at 18 PSI, and keep it in third gear all the time, so she’ll drop three or four MPG. Just because I can.
And for my next car, I will intentionally select something used that could fit within the Cash For Clunkers criteria. And again, I will drive it as many years as possible, with low tires, at varying speeds, intentionally choosing routes with a lot of stop-and-go driving.
Take that, Obama.
That was a nice car. What an incredible waste! Affordable, loan free transportation in what looked like a nice car is now taken forever off the market from...THE POOR>>> “The road to hell is paved with BHO’s good intentions”