Cash for Clunkers What is it?
I’ve mentioned in my previous blog Why I am Against Cash for Clunkers that it is a zero sum gain, I win at your expense, not a win win situation. In the cash for clunkers program the government is footing the bill for $2 billion. Now when I say the government is footing the bill, I mean US. But the cars that qualify for the trade in program are perfectly running cars; can’t be too old; can’t have bad emissions; can’t have great emissions; have to be paid off.
Now I thought on its face that those criteria were just awful. Why would a rational thinking American turn in a car and burden themselves with more debt? This is why were are in this mess to begin with. This is insanity. This makes me mad.
Not only does the cash for clunkers program make me mad, but now I’ve found out that these idiots fell for it hook line and sinker and the program is an “overwhelming success”. Idiocy is running rampant in America. They should have an intelligence quotient for people to call themselves American.
Now I am totally ballistic. I am so fuming mad I could spit.
BUT WAIT …
THERE’S MORE …
Enter the Charities
If you read my blog about the stimulus package that Barrack Obama signed into being, you’ll see my discussion about how in that bill, charitable donation tax write offs were lowered. I ranted and raved about how could a peace loving, hippie acting, granola eating, president completely shaft charities like that.
Regardless of what some idiots who stick their heads in the sand say, charities do benefit heavily due to people wanting a tax write off.
As if that weren’t enough, let’s take a look at the Cash for Clunker stimulus package, i.e. car industry bailout.
The cars being turned in for vouchers are the cars that previously would have been the exact car donated for a tax deduction. Car donations were left completely out of the entire cash for clunkers program, even though both the Congress and Senate were told of the problem months and months ago.
Apparently, charities are not a big enough lobbying group. [ I guess they didn’t “donate” $1 million like Goldman Sachs did… ooops did i say that ]
And, Obama is gloating over the plan, and hoping it will get renewed. So once again, this president is shafting them.
I just don’t get it.
I say donate your car. If you really need a new car so badly, you can get dealer incentives to buy upwards of $4,500 anyway. Give your old car over because I’m not liking to foot your stupid bill in this $2 billion car bailout, because that’s all it is anyway.
Don’t misunderstand me, I am not a desocialacrat nor a repukeblican. Both are the same thing [we can argue about this on Shakaama Live Blog any day]