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Forum: FIRE and Money 06-25-2009, 11:10 AM
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Posted By ziggy29
Has anyone noticed if the price of "almost new"...

Has anyone noticed if the price of "almost new" cars has dropped in the last couple of weeks? It seems like this program would potentially cause the demand for "nearly new" cars to drop.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-25-2009, 09:05 AM
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Posted By ziggy29
But you don't have to "trade in" a 4000 square...

But you don't have to "trade in" a 4000 square foot home for an energy-efficient 1500 square foot home...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-25-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By ziggy29
I have another idea -- if we want to keep...

I have another idea -- if we want to keep improving energy conservation while propping up moribund industries, why stop at Cash for Clunkers?

How about "Money for McMansions?" :whistling:
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-17-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 129
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Posted By ziggy29
So maybe the federal gas tax should be raised...

So maybe the federal gas tax should be raised enough to pay for the additional costs of policing the Middle East?
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-17-2009, 10:47 AM
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Posted By ziggy29
How many gas hogs have the same weight and tires...

How many gas hogs have the same weight and tires as a small car getting 30-40 MPG? There are exceptions, but in general the gas hogs are putting more wear on the road per mile.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-17-2009, 10:24 AM
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Posted By ziggy29
Yeah, but this creates a conundrum for...

Yeah, but this creates a conundrum for governments: the more people switch to efficient cars, the less they get in tax revenue. So the government has a conflict here: responsible consumer behavior...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-15-2009, 11:48 AM
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Posted By ziggy29
The immediate reason that comes to mind is: At...

The immediate reason that comes to mind is: At least in most states I'm aware of, if you let someone who isn't a named insured borrow one of your vehicles, your liability coverage is primary if they...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-11-2009, 01:09 PM
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Posted By ziggy29
In such a case, the consumer needs to make it...

In such a case, the consumer needs to make it clear that it's their policy to walk away.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By ziggy29
The moment the president's pen hits the paper on...

The moment the president's pen hits the paper on this one, those $500 clunkers will become $3000 clunkers.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By ziggy29
From the linked article: Yet another...

From the linked article:



Yet another new program that penalizes people who made more responsible decisions in the past.
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