congressI don’t prove these things, I just point them out.  I am sure that one of you has a calculator or Snopes or some shit like that and can see if this is legit.  I remember that everyone said that the Cash for Clunkers was an example of a good program and blah blah.  So I guess it was inevitable that someone would make something that either:

A: Makes it seem like it was really bad (cause the government cannot do anything right).

B: Exposes the fact that it was really bad (cause the government cannot do anything right).

Either way – it seems sort of slippery.  Whenever I see numbers in an email I get suspicious.  Even if it is just a 7 or a 6 in there all innocent.  I don’t trust them one bit.  And even worse, the big reason why I think this whole thing below may be crap is because they use the word ‘average’.  It seems like it is a big jump to arbitrarily define the ‘average’.  Fucking sneaky numbers and numbers disguising themselves as words.  So read this thing about the crappy car program and let me know if it is legit.  I am not really sure what I will do with that information, but I assume it will have something to do with rage.


I guess I must be on the wrong page…

  • A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline.
  • A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year.
  • So, the average clunker transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year..
  • They claim 700,000 vehicles – so that’s 224 million gallons a year.
  • That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.
  • 5 million barrels of oil is about ¼ of one day’s US consumption.
  • And, 5 million barrels of oil costs about $350 million dollars at $75/bbl.
  • So, we all contributed to spending $3 billion to save $350 million.

How good a deal was that??