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Hagar
2010-12-08 21:05:46 EST
Cash for Clunkers Math:

Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg
uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year
at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash for Clunkers
transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.
They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars So, the government
paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350 million.

We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.

I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.

There was an added benefit, though: It got all those Obama/Biden stickers
off the roads.



Bast
2010-12-09 00:38:52 EST


Hagar wrote:
> Cash for Clunkers Math:
>
> Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15
> mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000
> miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash
> for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320
> gallons per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per barrel costs
> about $350 million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our
> tax dollars to save $350 million.
> We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
>
> I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.
>
> There was an added benefit, though: It got all those Obama/Biden
> stickers off the roads.




Wasn't that program designed by the Bush administration, and can you tell us
what Republican politicians voted against it.

I think it was as much of a joke as handing banks money, but to be fair,
there was more than the gas savings.
Auto manufacturers, car dealers, sold those 700,000 cars, and I think they
hire employees and pay taxes, so a lot of trickle down.
Granted, some percentage of that number would have been replaced anyway.

But it also got rid of some polution, so Al Gore, the IPCC, and the Polar
Bears are happy

And I'm sure it improved the view from your trailer when all your neighbors
got rid of those 20 year old wrecks on blocks with no wheels, and replaced
them with newer cars on blocks with no wheels.



Notroll2012
2010-12-09 06:58:09 EST


"Hagar" <hagen@sahm.name> wrote in message
news:u7OdnQP-FpnqpJ3QnZ2dnUVZ5rKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
> Cash for Clunkers Math:
>
> Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15
> mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a
> year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash for Clunkers
> transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.
> They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars So, the
> government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350 million.
>
> We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
>
> I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.
>
> There was an added benefit, though: It got all those Obama/Biden stickers
> off the roads.
>
You're just pissed because the program didn't take house trailers or broken
down motorcycles.


Hagar
2010-12-09 08:35:08 EST

"Bast" <fakename@nomail.invalid> wrote in message
news:idppvc$2lc$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>
>
> Hagar wrote:
>> Cash for Clunkers Math:
>>
>> Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15
>> mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000
>> miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash
>> for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320
>> gallons per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per barrel costs
>> about $350 million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our
>> tax dollars to save $350 million.
>> We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
>>
>> I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.
>>
>> There was an added benefit, though: It got all those Obama/Biden
>> stickers off the roads.
>
>
>
>
> Wasn't that program designed by the Bush administration, and can you tell
> us what Republican politicians voted against it.
>
> I think it was as much of a joke as handing banks money, but to be fair,
> there was more than the gas savings.
> Auto manufacturers, car dealers, sold those 700,000 cars, and I think they
> hire employees and pay taxes, so a lot of trickle down.
> Granted, some percentage of that number would have been replaced anyway.
>
> But it also got rid of some polution, so Al Gore, the IPCC, and the Polar
> Bears are happy
>
> And I'm sure it improved the view from your trailer when all your
> neighbors got rid of those 20 year old wrecks on blocks with no wheels,
> and replaced them with newer cars on blocks with no wheels.
>

Of course it is no big secret that everything bad that happened in the past
50 years is traceable to those three delinquents of the Conservative
political realm, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove.
Good to see that the Liberal brainwashing of your youth is still hanging on
the few neurons you possess. All I know is this: George Bush's popularity
is magically on the rise ... not because he suddenly became more popular,
but because the Nigger's glitz and glamour is diving faster than the
Titanic.



Vtcapo
2010-12-09 08:54:48 EST
On Dec 9, 8:35 am, "Hagar" <ha...@sahm.name> wrote:
> "Bast" <faken...@nomail.invalid> wrote in message
>
> news:idppvc$2lc$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Hagar wrote:
> >> Cash for Clunkers Math:
>
> >> Think of it this way:  A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15
> >> mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.  A vehicle that travels 12,000
> >> miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year.  So, the average Cash
> >> for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320
> >> gallons per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per barrel costs
> >> about $350 million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our
> >> tax dollars to save $350 million.
> >> We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
>
> >> I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.
>
> >> There was an added benefit, though: It got all those Obama/Biden
> >> stickers off the roads.
>
> > Wasn't that program designed by the Bush administration, and can you tell
> > us what Republican politicians voted against it.
>
> > I think it was as much of a joke as handing banks money, but to be fair,
> > there was more than the gas savings.
> > Auto manufacturers, car dealers, sold those 700,000 cars, and I think they
> > hire employees and pay taxes, so a lot of trickle down.
> > Granted, some percentage of that number would have been replaced anyway.
>
> > But it also got rid of some polution, so Al Gore, the IPCC, and the Polar
> > Bears are happy
>
> > And I'm sure it improved the view from your trailer when all your
> > neighbors got rid of those 20 year old wrecks on blocks with no wheels,
> > and replaced them with newer cars on blocks with no wheels.
>
> Of course it is no big secret that everything bad that happened in the past
> 50 years is traceable to those three delinquents of the Conservative
> political realm, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove.
> Good to see that the Liberal brainwashing of your youth is still hanging on
> the few neurons you possess. All I know is this: George Bush's popularity
> is magically on the rise ... not because he suddenly became more popular,
> but because the Nigger's glitz and glamour is diving faster than the
> Titanic.

How do you live with the fact that your Good Ole Boys GW and family
along with Dick Cheney and Karl Rove want Palin to stay in Alaska?
Even those cretins know it will be the demise of the Republican Party.

Then again, that's good thing....

RT

Hagar
2010-12-09 09:55:56 EST

"Notroll2012" <notroll2012@charter.net> wrote in message
news:jv3Mo.1563$rK4.27@newsfe12.iad...
>
>
> "Hagar" <hagen@sahm.name> wrote in message
> news:u7OdnQP-FpnqpJ3QnZ2dnUVZ5rKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
>> Cash for Clunkers Math:
>>
>> Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15
>> mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles
>> a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash for
>> Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons
>> per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per barrel costs about $350
>> million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to
>> save $350 million.
>>
>> We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
>>
>> I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.
>>
>> There was an added benefit, though: It got all those Obama/Biden stickers
>> off the roads.
>>
> You're just pissed because the program didn't take house trailers or
> broken down motorcycles.

You're such a wit ... dim-wit, that is ...



Hagar
2010-12-09 10:01:46 EST

"vtcapo" <vtcapo@gmail.com> wrote in message
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On Dec 9, 8:35 am, "Hagar" <ha...@sahm.name> wrote:
> "Bast" <faken...@nomail.invalid> wrote in message
>
> news:idppvc$2lc$1@news.eternal-september.org...
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > Hagar wrote:
> >> Cash for Clunkers Math:
>
> >> Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15
> >> mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000
> >> miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash
> >> for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320
> >> gallons per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per barrel costs
> >> about $350 million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our
> >> tax dollars to save $350 million.
> >> We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
>
> >> I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.
>
> >> There was an added benefit, though: It got all those Obama/Biden
> >> stickers off the roads.
>
> > Wasn't that program designed by the Bush administration, and can you
> > tell
> > us what Republican politicians voted against it.
>
> > I think it was as much of a joke as handing banks money, but to be fair,
> > there was more than the gas savings.
> > Auto manufacturers, car dealers, sold those 700,000 cars, and I think
> > they
> > hire employees and pay taxes, so a lot of trickle down.
> > Granted, some percentage of that number would have been replaced anyway.
>
> > But it also got rid of some polution, so Al Gore, the IPCC, and the
> > Polar
> > Bears are happy
>
> > And I'm sure it improved the view from your trailer when all your
> > neighbors got rid of those 20 year old wrecks on blocks with no wheels,
> > and replaced them with newer cars on blocks with no wheels.
>
> Of course it is no big secret that everything bad that happened in the
> past
> 50 years is traceable to those three delinquents of the Conservative
> political realm, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove.
> Good to see that the Liberal brainwashing of your youth is still hanging
> on
> the few neurons you possess. All I know is this: George Bush's popularity
> is magically on the rise ... not because he suddenly became more popular,
> but because the Nigger's glitz and glamour is diving faster than the
> Titanic.

How do you live with the fact that your Good Ole Boys GW and family
along with Dick Cheney and Karl Rove want Palin to stay in Alaska?
Even those cretins know it will be the demise of the Republican Party.

Then again, that's good thing....

RT
*********************************
Pray tell, why should I care what they would do ... you see,
the mass brainwashing of its sheeple is the hallmark of the
Democrat party, they march in lockstep, they vote in lockstep
and hopefully, like the Lemmings you are, there will be a nice
steep cliff for you around, oh, say November 6th, 2012.
Now go and read a dictionary ... you're in dire need.
PS: No wonder your dumb teacher ass wasn't respected
during your miserable tenure ... you're a victim of that
Mental Disorder, Liberalism.



Notroll2012
2010-12-09 10:08:36 EST


"Hagar" <hagen@sahm.name> wrote in message
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>
> "Notroll2012" <notroll2012@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:jv3Mo.1563$rK4.27@newsfe12.iad...
>>
>>
>> "Hagar" <hagen@sahm.name> wrote in message
>> news:u7OdnQP-FpnqpJ3QnZ2dnUVZ5rKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
>>> Cash for Clunkers Math:
>>>
>>> Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15
>>> mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles
>>> a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash for
>>> Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons
>>> per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per barrel costs about $350
>>> million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to
>>> save $350 million.
>>>
>>> We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
>>>
>>> I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.
>>>
>>> There was an added benefit, though: It got all those Obama/Biden
>>> stickers off the roads.
>>>
>> You're just pissed because the program didn't take house trailers or
>> broken down motorcycles.
>
> You're such a wit ... dim-wit, that is ...
>
Which makes you the half-wit.


Hagar
2010-12-09 10:26:35 EST

"Notroll2012" <notroll2012@charter.net> wrote in message
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>
>
> "Hagar" <hagen@sahm.name> wrote in message
> news:aIudnREqu8JgcJ3QnZ2dnUVZ_u-dnZ2d@giganews.com...
>>
>> "Notroll2012" <notroll2012@charter.net> wrote in message
>> news:jv3Mo.1563$rK4.27@newsfe12.iad...
>>>
>>>
>>> "Hagar" <hagen@sahm.name> wrote in message
>>> news:u7OdnQP-FpnqpJ3QnZ2dnUVZ5rKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
>>>> Cash for Clunkers Math:
>>>>
>>>> Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15
>>>> mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000
>>>> miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash
>>>> for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320
>>>> gallons per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per barrel costs
>>>> about $350 million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our
>>>> tax dollars to save $350 million.
>>>>
>>>> We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
>>>>
>>>> I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.
>>>>
>>>> There was an added benefit, though: It got all those Obama/Biden
>>>> stickers off the roads.
>>>>
>>> You're just pissed because the program didn't take house trailers or
>>> broken down motorcycles.
>>
>> You're such a wit ... dim-wit, that is ...
>>
> Which makes you the half-wit.

Don't give up your day-job just yet ... they just extended
it for 13 more months ....



The Patriot
2010-12-09 11:31:04 EST

"Notroll2012" <notroll2012@charter.net> wrote in
message news:Sh6Mo.3770$ZU4.980@newsfe20.iad...
>
>
> "Hagar" <hagen@sahm.name> wrote in message
> news:aIudnREqu8JgcJ3QnZ2dnUVZ_u-dnZ2d@giganews.com...
>>
>> "Notroll2012" <notroll2012@charter.net> wrote in
>> message news:jv3Mo.1563$rK4.27@newsfe12.iad...
>>>
>>>
>>> "Hagar" <hagen@sahm.name> wrote in message
>>> news:u7OdnQP-FpnqpJ3QnZ2dnUVZ5rKdnZ2d@giganews.com...
>>>> Cash for Clunkers Math:
>>>>
>>>> Think of it this way: A clunker that travels
>>>> 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of
>>>> gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a
>>>> year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the
>>>> average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce
>>>> US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.
>>>> They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 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 $70 per
>>>> barrel costs about $350 million dollars So, the
>>>> government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to
>>>> save $350 million.
>>>>
>>>> We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved.
>>>>
>>>> I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our
>>>> health care, though.
>>>>
>>>> There was an added benefit, though: It got all
>>>> those Obama/Biden stickers off the roads.
>>>>
>>> You're just pissed because the program didn't take
>>> house trailers or broken down motorcycles.
>>
>> You're such a wit ... dim-wit, that is ...
>>
> Which makes you the half-wit.
Then it leaves you with no wit.


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