We have been verbally pistol whipped by Al Gore and his gang of like minded Global Warming-Climate Change-Crap and Trade Thugs. Supermarket items no longer wear the prized badge of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Instead, these products have been replaced with a ‘green message’ – Buy me and save the world.
The familiar adage, sticker shock, usually reserved for the audible gasp that leaves our lips as we shop for a new car, has become a high pitched shriek outside the dealerships. We have yet to see the real cost of climate change and I am not talking about the weather … it’s the political climate.
Detroit, like Washington, is deaf. The Big 3 refused to see that we were no longer satisfied and we stopped buying what they were producing. Did they worry? Hell, no. Why? Too big to fail mentality and you know what… they were right, if not on paper, too big to fail in the aisles of Congress. Once again, in their infinite lack of wisdom, Congress finds some loose change — $3 BILLION dollars of it — and their marketing department comes up with CASH FOR CLUNKERS. One BILLION dollars into the program, Ray LaHood, Transportation Secretary, has yet to release records of sales. An additional TWO BILLION is all ready in the supply line, which will insure that the ever fuel-efficient (not) Hummer, Cadillac SRX, Lincolns and Lexus’ will continue to be driven off the lots.
$4500 to save 2 mpg! Congressional Economics.
This is the very same Washington, D.C. that wants to ‘fix’ the healthcare system.
The words…Not with a bang, but a whimper, come to mind, because that audible gasp is but a whimper in the ears of the deaf.
(This link prompted the above rant.)