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Cash For Clunkers: Just another example of Obama’s materialism

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The picture at left is a shot a volvo going through its convulsions after having sodium silicate added to its oil. This is the process that dealers use when they take in cars for cash. The sodium silicate causes the engine to seize. They have to destroy the engine before it is crushed, so nothing will be useful from it.

This should stand as a microcosm of Obama’s policies. Take cars out of service, that may have nothing wrong with them other than they have an owner that can be bribed into buying a car they may not be otherwise able to afford, and in the process get more into debt, which caused our current situation to begin with. Even cars today can be rebuilt, and the cost to do so would be far less than buying any new car.
Of course, the sole purpose of this exercise was one, to get cars off the road that don’t get the gas mileage The One would like, two, get people to spend money, even if it is not their own or if they can afford to, and three, to push a green agenda that has no basis in economics. People will buys cars when they can and they will buy cars they want to buy. Using our money as a market force, which in the end will do us no good, is feckless and misguided. It also gives the false impression that something positive is being done.
My point here is that to the Dems and The One, the ends justify the means, even if the ends are ineffective at best. Such thinking extends to the administration’s current policy on healthcare and cap and tax. If he is willing to destroy perfectly good cars and cars that can be remediated for less than the cost of a new one, how will he, and the government manage a healthcare system, especially when costs become onerous? Your life will be worth no more than the car they put in the sodium silicate. Obama et al only know the stick when it comes to enforcing their policies and their arrogance at knowing what is best for the rest of us is not only unlimited, but only applies to us. Do you think Obama will trade his gas guzzling limo for something more fuel efficient? No more than he or his demosocialist friends will take the same government healthcare that the rest of us will be forced to take. It’s just another example of progressive socialist arrogance, and utter insouciance to what people want, which is liberty, at least in this country.
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Written by James Lagnese

August 9, 2009 at 11:31 am