This is a program that the entitlement crowd is going to LOVE. It's called Cash for Clunkers. Basically, it's a program that allows people to give their big gas guzzlers to the government in return for a voucher toward the purchase of a new car. This is being sponsored by Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Sam Brownback (R-KS; may I add RINO). For a detailed explanation of this program, please visit Bungalow Bill's. He has a great post on it.
Imagine the welfare class lining up with their Bondomobiles thinking they're going to finally get a new car. They'll also figure out a way for the taxpayers to make the payments on the balance of that new car. Why not? We already provide them with free heating oil and New York Strip steaks. Yes, those who think that food stamp recipients are buying 10-cent boxes of Oodles of Noodles because they can't afford anything else are sadly mistaken. Here I am buying the cheapest cuts of meat and generic pop while they get top-of-the-line groceries. Don't believe me? Stake out the checkout lines at Wal-Mart when welfare checks come out.
The automobile death rate is going to skyrocket when voucher holders are buying the new Government Motors cars. For those who haven't seen a picture of them, imagine the biggest grape you've ever seen. Now cut it in half. The grape half is now bigger than these new cars. These cars will be flicked all over the road by semis like two kids seeing who can flick their boogers the farthest.
As for the gas-guzzling argument, one solution. DRILL!!! If we were to drill for our own oil, we would no longer be dependent on the Middle East. Environmental issues in regards to drilling? Ask yourself this question: What is more important; freedom or the caribou? Today's technology would allow us to drill with very minimal environmental impact. Drill through a grizzly's behind to get the oil if you have to.
It is time that we see the direction this country is going in. We are basically trading places with the former Soviet Union. And we all know how that story ended.