Filed under: Domestic Policy, Economy, Progressivism, Taxes | Tags: "Cash for Clunkers", $24, 000 a car, Economic Illiteracy
The “Cash for Clunkers” program continues to provide entertainment. It seems that the stimulus program which offered new car buyers a maximum $4,500 (taxable) for turning in an old gas guzzler, cost American taxpayers $24,000 for each new car sold.
According to an analysis by the automotive information form Edmunds.com in Santa Monica, California, the government could have done almost as well if they had just given the cars away.
Now, GMAC Financial Services Inc. and the Treasury Department are in talks to prop up the lender with its third bailout. The U.S. Government is likely to inject $2.8 billion to $5.6 billion of capital into Government Motors financial arm, on top of the $12.5 billion that GMAC has received since Dec. 2008. But they want to keep making loans to people who cannot afford to pay them back. Time to set the brakes.
Filed under: Economy, Health Care, Politics, Taxes | Tags: Call Your Congressman, Single-Payer Government-Run Health Care
National Review featured a symposium today, with the question “Can ObamaCare Be Stopped?” The consensus was, yes it can, if Congress starts listening to the American people. The American people are worried about the economy, not health care, which is pretty low on their list of priorities. They think health care should be reformed, but they are deeply concerned about the cost.
Democrats make it clear that their aim is single-payer, government-run health care, but they never explain why. They have wanted single-payer, government-run health care practically forever, but most of the people we see in the video above are members of Congress, and they have not the slightest intention of participating in such a plan themselves. That should tell you a whole lot about the plan.
The experience of other countries should lead to a lot more serious reflection and careful planning that have been evident in anything we have heard about the Democrat plans. And despite all the promises of transparency, we haven’t seen any plan at all.
Above all, consider the tendency of everyone involved to lie about the contents of legislation, write the bills in closed back rooms and refuse to allow anyone to see them.
The impression in Washington is that there was a lot of push back this summer with the Tea Parties and Town Hall Meetings, but that interest has declined.
Congress needs to know what people’s concerns are. They don’t, I am told pay attention to emails, but they do pay attention to phone calls, especially when the volume is high. Call your congressional representatives in both the House and the Senate, not just once but daily. Let them know how you feel.
For your congressman’s phone number, check your phone book under U.S. Government, or go to http://www.house.gov or http://www.senate.gov. and follow directions. The bill will be harder to pass in the Senate, so your senators are more important. While you’re at it, call some of the blue dog Democrats, especially those in first year seats. Call over and over again, tell your friends and relatives to do so as well.
Filed under: Freedom, History, Military, Terrorism | Tags: Afghanistan, Pakistan, The United States of America, U.S Military
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Liberalism, News, Taxes | Tags: Democrat Corruption, Democrats, Obama
Chicago to pay rewards for citizens who turn in tax-cheating neighbors. A person could make a fortune just turning in the Chicago natives in the Obama administration!
Ahh, but it only counts if the tax cheats are businesses. So, since no one in the tax-evading Obama administration or corrupt Democrat congress has ever worked a real job, I guess they remain safe from paying for their felonious, tax-dodging ways.
Funny how it always works out that way!