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$4,500 Trade In Credit
I think its great that the government is getting involved. My vehicle gets about 22 miles per gallon, so it isn't the most efficient, but a $4,500 trade in credit isn't going to put a dent in my car loan and I am sure I'm not the only one!
sorry avree2moon, your clunker get ZERO $$
Well unfortunately for you avree2moon, the clunker has to have been rated under 18 mpg when it was new, so you only get to pay more taxes for other people to get their vouchers.
time to take responsibility
NO the govt should not be bailing out people who could not see the writing on the wall. Gas prices have been increasing for years. We have had this problem before and the people who like gas guzzlers knew what they were buying and did not care. Let them park the things in the drive and take the bus. Maybe next time they will think about more than status and BIG when they buy a vehicle.
Wise ?- Foolish ? Wasting ?
I just would say "YES and NO". I am worry about how our country's budget coming along ahead during new President Obama? We should wait and let President Obama more time to study our systems in America. Always remember first thing "study more, be more careful and wisely how our America's money spending during 4 years with Pres. Obama. What if suddenly "terrorist" start enter war in U.S. and they knew we don't have much money and military needs. Those congress Liberal Democrats groups always want everything the best and spending unwisely! We have not give President Obama a chance to study them. My advise is "BE AWARE ABOUT IT." Thank you.
A smarter solution
I get the idea of pulling SUV' off the road but crushing them and buying new ones will only create more pollution if you consider the embodied energy of manufacturing each SUV and car. A better idea would be to offer the incentive to SUV owners only if they choose an electric car AND their SUV would have to be sold in a market that actually needs 4 wheel drive (unlike most urban areas where SUVs abound). In addition, a gas tax of $4 would help pay for the program.
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