Monday, February 25, 2013

Cash For Clunkers a Good Idea?


DO YOU REMEMBER THE CASH FOR CLUNKERS BIT?

The person who calculated this bit of information is now, and has been a professor at the University of West Virginia in Morgantown for the last forty some years.

He says that:

A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.  A new vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons of gas a year.

So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction reduced gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.

The government claims 700,000 clunkers were replaced so that is 224 million gallons saved per year.  That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil. 5 million barrels is about 5 hours’ worth of US consumption.  More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $90 per barrel costs about $450 million dollars.

So, the Government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $450 million.  They spent $6.67 for every $1.00 they saved.

We've been assured, though, that they will do a much better job with our health care.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Are You Paying More?

Come your first paycheck in 2013, and each one since, has your fed tax and/or health insurance increased? Or, how about this... bottom line, did your net paycheck decrease?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fulltime?

When Obamacare kicks in and companies with more than 50 employees HAVE to provide insurance, many companies will just reduce the hours to 29 per week per employee so that they can avoid paying for benefits. Now they need to fill that 11 hours lost, so they hire another employee. Artificially the unemployment numbers go down, but the under-employed goes up! It's really a loss, loss. The overall economy will continue to tank. We need LESS government intrusion and a FREER market environment.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Republicans Hate?



I got into a little "debate" of sorts with a friend...

After just a couple rounds, suddenly his account

no longer exists on Facebook!

Actually, I don't think they love America at all. If they did they wouldn't constantly be shredding the Constitution that they claim to love with their talibangelical philosophies. 

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Actually, I don't think they love America at all. If they did they wouldn't constantly be shredding the Constitution that they claim to love with their talibangelical philosophies.






















Friday, February 8, 2013

Coexist?

As I was driving today I saw this on a bumper sticker:


Near that sticker was another one:

 That explains a lot... as does this next one:


Now I'm not anti-Arab or even anti-Muslim - but I do oppose Muslim Extremism and while we have countries like Iran and Egypt being run by Muslim extremists, there truly is no "coexistence" - especially from THEIR perspective.