07 August 2009
The clunker problem
We are destroying the opportunity for our young and lower paid citizens to own an affordable vehicle.
When the vehicles are traded in, they are crushed. This removes the low cost used cars available to purchase and sell. It eliminates the used car industry effectively shutting them down, kills the u-pull it style junk yards and adding to our unemployed. Looking for a cheap car to get to and from work or school? Looking for that cheap car as a first car for the kids? Need an older car to teach your kids or yourself how to work on a car? They will soon not exist. Obama is putting a huge wall between the haves and have nots.
Not everyone can afford a car payment and even less should. The way to financial freedom is to live within your means and that includes owning an affordable vehicle for transportation. Crushing our used vehicles is not the answer.
what really happens to those cars? They are "crushed whole and shipped to china for recycling". You betcha! It has been reported in Europe that many of the cars are being resold in Africa. But even if they are crushed and recycled, it isn't happening in the United States. We are shipping them to a country with the worst environmental controls, to melt them down and resell them to us in other forms.
Why aren't the vehicles being stripped of usable parts and separated out into differing recyclable parts? Why are we allowing a country with horrible environmental controls do anything? It has been proven the air pollution from china flows over the ocean and into the central United states and contributes to the air quality damage. America can and will recycle safely and be less environmental damaging. It would also create jobs in America. This could be a win for American, but instead it is a loss in every aspect.
Americans will see a huge amount of these new cars purchased under this program be repossessed. More Americans will have damaged credit an increased feeling of failure. That will lead to a bigger dependency on government and that's what it is all about.
If you are forced out of your cars and on to public transportation, the government will control when and where you go. Think about it. They are already pushing for tracking devices in our cars for tax reasons. The Gov now owns OnStar. You think they wanted GM? They wanted OnStar and its access. Now they have it.
05 August 2009
Total Imports of Petroleum (Top 15 Countries)
(Thousand Barrels per Day)
Country May-09 Apr-09 YTD 2009 May-08 YTD 2008 CANADA 2,206 2,281 2,395 2,367 2,539 VENEZUELA 1,341 891 1,168 1,171 1,160 MEXICO 1,186 1,289 1,292 1,220 1,319 SAUDI ARABIA 1,079 1,021 1,109 1,604 1,543 RUSSIA 813 779 649 460 421 NIGERIA 600 733 649 918 1,106 ANGOLA 505 462 566 476 478 BRAZIL 386 278 367 338 233 VIRGIN ISLANDS 313 290 313 340 341 ALGERIA 272 612 489 620 546 IRAQ 263 484 490 583 670 UNITED KINGDOM 250 424 261 237 211 COLOMBIA 243 347 277 278 210 ECUADOR 193 237 233 162 203 NORWAY 171 112 129 183 117
Note: The data in the tables above exclude oil imports into the U.S. territories.
So tell me, is it really a humanitarian effort like the left has so aggressively pushed? Or is it really using the citizens of Mexico as currency?
If you are convinced and offended that the war against terror is really about oil, then you should be appalled at the trade of human life for oil. This goes much deeper. Our government is trading the American sovereignty for petroleum. They are giving our tax paid education, welfare system, jobs, language, homes and everything else that belongs to the American people to citizens of another country in trade for oil. Where is the American pride? Where is the American "We The People"? Why are we allowing our elected government trade our America for oil and their own wealth? Be angry that human life is being traded for oil.
What can you do about it? Demand drilling in America for American oil. Demand secure borders and demand the deportation of all illegals from everywhere in the world. Demand that Americans come first for education, welfare, jobs, homes and everything! It is OUR country and we pay the taxes to support it.
Why isn't the left up in arms about this oil deal? What the hell? hypocrites!