And The Winner For The Dumbest Thing In The Stimulus Package Is …
Posted by Casey on February 2, 2009
Prepare yourself … you’ve been warned.
It’s high time we crowned a winner for the dumbest thing in the Obama/Democrat stimulus package. There are several candidates that would have been worthy of such a dishonor, but there is one that is indisputably stupid … no matter what your political affiliation is.
Could it be something so retarded as to use taxpayer money to destroy cars? Yes!
Follow this link for SEMA’s point by point opposition to the proposal.
Essentially, this is the government taking taxpayer’s money to advance the myth of global warming which we all know doesn’t exist.
Most of the vehicles targeted in this legislation are worth more than the max you can get from the government of $4,500. So if you were to participate you would be taking a loss to allow the government to destroy your car. Then you get to go into debt by only getting an average down payment on a highly restrictive list of new cars that are overpriced for the market anyway.
Naturally, this will not accomplish its stated goals. SEMA points out that this could raise the cost of used vehicles due to less supply. That affects poorer families ability to get a car.
To make it illegal to sell these vehicles is the worst kind of stupid. Why not sell them to companies that convert vehicles to other forms of fuel at a discount, and then allow them to sell the converted vehicle for market value? I guess that’s too simple for government.
So who’s responsible for this idea? Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) … shocking, I know.
If it makes you feel better, there is another provision in the stimulus package that addresses cars. The government is giving themselves an additional $600 million for new government cars for a total of $3.6 billion. Most of those new government cars, by the way, are SUV’s.
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