by John Vodila
Come into my web says the spider to the fly.
First of all I would like to address the cars.gov website issue, most know already it has been stated by many that if you visit and accept the disclaimer your computer is now property of the government.
If you trust snopes they say this is false and only applies to the dealers.You can read what snopes says here
Personally I don’t completely trust snopes or factcheck but do use them for my research so it is up to you to decide, I will stay safe and not accept the disclaimer and take that chance.
I have a theory and this is just my theory on this cash for clunkers program, In March I published an article titled Double Taxes I reccomend you take the time and read it if you haven’t already for it will give you a better understanding of how I have come to this theory.
Here is a paragraph from the article… (“And now even though they have taxed and tolled us into oblivion this still isn’t enough they are going to implement within the next ten years a national wide VMT(Vehicle Mileage Tax) tax grid. Yes all vehicles will be equipped with a GPS monitoring system and you will be taxed by the mile. It’s not enough we are all already tagged now we will all be bagged also.”)
Here are some interesting conditions from the bill you can read the full bill here. Below are the main issues of the bill I am addressing to day.
(1) be in drivable condition;
(2) have been continuously insured, in accordance with State law, and
registered in the same owner’s name for the one-year period immediately
prior to the trade-in;
(3) have been manufactured not earlier than 25 years before the date of tradein
The agency intends that “drivable condition” be demonstrated by several means.
First, it must be confirmed by the trade-in vehicle being operated, under its own power,
by the dealer on public roads on the date the vehicle is traded in. The dealer must then
certify to the operation of the vehicle when it submits its request for reimbursement.
the agency is requiring the owner of the trade-in
vehicle to provide proof, at the time the vehicle is traded in, that the trade-in vehicle has
been insured continuously for one year prior to the trade-in.
CARS Act contains an explicit Congressional instruction to take measures to
prevent fraud and the statute’s clear environmental objective is to ensure that the fuel
inefficient parts of the vehicle are never again used on the highway.
the environmental purpose of the CARS Act,
which is to remove these vehicles from the road permanently
Removing the engine oil from the crankcase, replacing it with a 40 percent
solution of sodium silicate (a substance used in similar concentrations in many common
vehicle applications, including patching mufflers and radiators), and running the engine
for a short period of time at low speeds renders the engine inoperable.
The heat of the operating
engine then dehydrates the solution leaving solid sodium silicate distributed throughout
the engine’s oiled surfaces and moving parts. These solids quickly abrade the bearings
causing the engine to seize while damaging the moving parts of the engine and coating all
of the oil passages.
Separately, the person trading in the vehicle must certify that it is in drivable condition.
These are not all clunkers they are drivable registered and insured vehicles that I am sure many poorer people could use and replace their real gas guzzling smoking clunkers, but no we will destroy the engine and shred these cars, Why?
The cash for clunkers program is supposed to stimulate the car manufactures sales and it is definitely doing that it is also supposed to get the high fuel consuming vehicles off the road but what would the real difference be in Americas oil consumption, I have heard that it would result in a fraction of a percent.
This is what the New York Times said
(“Here is a possible best case: The average clunker traveled 12,000 miles a year at 16 miles a gallon, consuming 750 gallons. It was replaced with a new vehicle — probably a car, although the “clunkers” offered by the public were often pickups or S.U.V.’s — that can travel the same 12,000 miles on 480 gallons, a savings of 270 gallons.
Multiply by 245,000, the number of vehicles purchased using the first $1 billion of incentives, and the country burns 66.2 million fewer gallons of gasoline a year, or about 1.6 million barrels. At the rate America burns oil, that is about a two-hour supply.”)
With our economy and jobless issues what will the effects be on used car part yards, mechanic shops and used car dealers be with no used cars for all the cars turned in on this program are completely destroyed.
This program will have grave consequences in the long run to many businesses and people that cannot afford to by a new car.
Here is my theory.
I believe there is more to this than we know and time will tell if I am correct, as I have said before they are trying to implement this VMT(vehicle mileage tax system) and what better way to get all the older non gps and transponder chipped cars off the road than have a cash for clunkers program and it is working better than they ever could have dreamed of.
I wonder how many realize that the government isn’t giving us anything, this 3 billion dollars as of now is money we have to pay back with interest to the fed, so our grandchildren will be paying for these cash for clunkers deals.
When I look into a child’s eyes all I can feel is shame from the debts of my soul.
Why do we keep falling for all these taxes and programs?, have we become so selfish, self centered and stupid that we cannot see what we are leaving for our next generations? we have to stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution.
Remember we can’t take our cars with us when our time comes, we are here for a short time and our mission should be to make things better for the next generations, is this not what progress would be? Because if it is then we are failing miserably on all fronts.