Thanks to the federal tax credit to buy high-mileage cars that was part of President Obama's stimulus plan, Uncle Sam is now paying Americans to buy that great necessity of modern life, the golf cart.
The federal credit provides from $4,200 to $5,500 for the purchase of an electric vehicle, and when it is combined with similar incentive plans in many states the tax credits can pay for nearly the entire cost of a golf cart. Even in states that don't have their own tax rebate plans, the federal credit is generous enough to pay for half or even two-thirds of the average sticker price of a cart, which is typically in the range of $8,000 to $10,000. "The purchase of some models could be absolutely free," Roger Gaddis of Ada Electric Cars in Oklahoma said earlier this year. "Is that about the coolest thing you've ever heard?"
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:23 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
Are you cool with you, your kids, your grandkids paying China back (with interest) money used to fund golf cart purchases?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:54 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 11:27 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
Answer by amyrw at 11:30 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
You know what would be great? Letting the government manage every facet of our lives--they're so good and "dotting the i's and crossing the t's!!!" LOL NOT!!!!
LOL... These Big Government decisions suck, don't they? Bush started the Big Government Spending and Obama has taken the ball,and certainly ran with it.... And just when you thought it couldn't possibly happen~ HE SPENT MORE!!!! Yay OBAMA.. ::golf clap:: Sure glad we are paying interest on poor decisions. Sure glad it will carry over to our children. Go Big Government! ::insert sarcasm::
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:35 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:42 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
Ohhhh, look at that: I have a typo. hrmmmmmm Better correct it before the chosen self educated one comments... Usefuls use of Chinese borrowed funds... :oP
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:42 PM on Oct. 19, 2009
amyrw Those buying these carts ARE outfitting them with the necessary equipment to make them "street legal!!!" Granny's got a new set of wheels! LOL!!
"These qualifying golf carts are essentially the same as normal golf carts save for adding some safety features, such as side and rearview mirrors and three-point seat belts. They typically can go 15 to 25 miles per hour."
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:12 AM on Oct. 20, 2009
Answer by LiliM at 1:46 AM on Oct. 20, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:27 AM on Oct. 20, 2009