A vehicle that gets 15 mpg and does 12,000 miles per year, uses 800
gallons of gasoline.
(Government definition of a Clunker)
A vehicle that gets 25 mpg at 12,000 miles per year, uses 480 gallons a
So, the average clunker transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by
320 gallons per year.
About 700,000 vehicles were part of the Government's program, saving 224
million gallons per year.
That equates to just over 5 million barrels of oil.
5 million barrels of oil is about ¼ of one day of US consumption.
5 million barrels of oil costs about $350 million dollars at $75/bbl.
So we all contributed, through our taxes, over $3 billion... to save $350
They'll probably do a great job with Health Care, though!
Ahh, come on Carpy. At least our carbon footprint shrunk by less than an millimeter, right?
LOL, I have always maintained that government loves to step over dollars to pick up dimes. I just wish I wasn't right.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:13 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 9:25 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Answer by Lovebeingmomto1 at 9:31 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Well I certainly hope you liked paying for the view, because the money that is supposed to pay the dealers is coming out of taxpayer's pockets.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:41 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Answer by Lovebeingmomto1 at 9:46 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Well, as long as you are happy, that's all that matters to the rest of us. *eyeroll*
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:47 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Answer by Lovebeingmomto1 at 9:58 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
Answer by Missbehaves at 10:01 AM on Sep. 12, 2009
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