Saturday, August 08, 2009

Cash for Clunkers Allowed by we are stupid!

Congressmen authorized the treasury to spend $1 billion to subsidize buyers of a particular makes of cars from $3,500 to $4,500. The clunkers are to be scrapped/destroyed. The idea is to remove low fuel economy cars from the market. What did it do? From the data thus far, most of the cars are SUV’s, people paid cash for them and the cars were not totally junk. In essence we gave money to those who had money to replace a car they no longer wanted for a car they did. On top of this, we borrowed money to give to these few select out of 310 million and will forever have to finance this $1 billion we did not have. A better idea would have been to take and sort through the clunkers and have an exchange for clunker program where you take a really bad clunker and exchange it for a more efficient clunker for those who cannot afford to anything.

I was and still am against the Cash for Clunker sale. It took future sales and brought them forward. The people who would have been in the market for a new car within the next year just bought new cars and their clunker, which were not as bad as true clunkers go were scrapped. Now those with true clunkers who trade up their really environmental foul polluting clunkers have two options: keep their fowl clunkers or buy a new car. The problem is they cannot afford a new car and the clunker they would have traded up to is now destroyed. On top of this six of the top ten selling new cars bought under Cash for Clunkers were foreign cars. We have a trade deficit and we just made it worse.

Now the Obama Administration has signed onto another $2 billion Cash for Clunkers. Can we have a program, Cash to get rid of Elected Idiots? These are the very same idiots who brought us Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, FDIC, Pension Guarantee Company, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and trillion dollar deficits. They now want to give everyone government mandated Healthcare.


At 1:33 PM, Blogger Bob G. said...

"Cash for elected idiots"

Where can I sign up for THAT program?



At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bill
check out this current article about photographers,1981194

Best Regards

At 5:12 PM, Blogger WilliamLarsen said...

Anonymous, thanks for the link. Obviously you heard about my run in with two off duty Fort Wayne Police officers 2 1/2 years ago. I did pretty much what the article did, but the block head just did not get it. I am not sure how much more clearly I could have made it.

Photography is considered free speech. Each and every one of us has the RIGHT to photograph anything that can be seen from public property. Anything in public is fair game. There is one caviout though; you may have to have permission from anyone identifiable in the image if you plan to sell. Otherwise you could face unforeseen consequences in the future.

Since I am a Constitutionist, I should do another paragraph on free speech and link cases such as:
Washington Mall Park Ranger arrests citizen for videotaping.

Two police officers in PA arrest photographer who was on private property with permission videotaping their speed trap.

Police arrest minister in Salt Lake City for videotaping from private property onto public property an out door play in a public park.

NY subway police arrest photographer taking pictures of a train trestle in the fog.

The list goes on. The good think is in every case I have found, the police lost.

At 4:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The October 2009 issue of HOT ROD came in the mail yesterday. Right on the front cover it proclaimed, "Cash for clunkers sucks." I couldn't agree more. This is one of the lamest ideas our government has come up with in quite a while.


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