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Forum: FIRE and Money 06-25-2009, 09:32 AM
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Posted By TromboneAl
'Cash for Clunkers' won't help most car buyers -...

'Cash for Clunkers' won't help most car buyers - Jun. 25, 2009 (http://money.cnn.com/2009/06/25/autos/clunkers_reality/index.htm?postversion=2009062510)

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- If you think the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-17-2009, 11:51 AM
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Posted By TromboneAl
So why isn't it being considered? I assume...

So why isn't it being considered? I assume politicians just know that it's going to be very unpopular.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-17-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By TromboneAl
Yes, the fuel tax is the way to go, but...

Yes, the fuel tax is the way to go, but politically it will never happen, right?

10 cents per gallon tax, and it goes up by 10 cents every month.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-11-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By TromboneAl
I agree with all these criticisms, including my...

I agree with all these criticisms, including my own.

But perhaps, together with a probably-coming-soon increase in gas prices, this could have an impact.

The people driving around in rusty...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2009, 06:04 PM
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Posted By TromboneAl
You've got to own it for a year, and the...

You've got to own it for a year, and the legislation lasts for only a year, so if you're going buy one for trade in, you have to do it before the law is enacted.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 129
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Posted By TromboneAl
Here's the bill: ...

Here's the bill:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.2751:

Excerpt:

...the eligible trade-in vehicle is a category 2 truck and the combined fuel economy value of the new fuel...
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