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    Re: Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game

    Is it any surprise that more trucks are being purchased? All the actions Obama has made thus far have benefited trucks sales.

    CAFE regulations are threatening the existence of bigger, powerful trucks. People who want one cheap need to buy now or sacrifice for the more fuel efficient ones, which may not be up to their standards.

    Now cash for clunkers targets a very specific group of people- those with older cars or trucks who have the means to buy a new car. Most people driving older cars on a daily basis do not have the means right now to buy a new car. But IMHO, I think a lot of these clunkers being traded in are auxiliary vehicles, not being driven daily. People are deciding to ditch the old 350 and trade in for a new 150- perhaps an improvement, but not by that much. Whats more, with gas prices still reasonable, I think these trucks will become the new daily drivers, replacing that mid-age civic that previously held the spot.

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    Re: Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Your questions cannot be answered...
    Actually, they can - your post is nothing more than a lame attempt to avoid doing so.

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    Re: Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Actually, they can - your post is nothing more than a lame attempt to avoid doing so.
    Have you stopped beating your wife? The question can be answered, but that does not make it a worthwhile question to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Have you stopped beating your wife? The question can be answered, but that does not make it a worthwhile question to answer.
    Except that your example here - 'have you stopped beating your wife' - is a logical trap.

    My questions are not, and so rather than avoid them, how about addressing them?

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    Re: Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Except that your example here - 'have you stopped beating your wife' - is a logical trap.

    My questions are not, and so rather than avoid them, how about addressing them?
    Actually, yours are logical traps, as they start from a flawed premise.

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    Re: Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually, yours are logical traps, as they start from a flawed premise.
    Do tell.

    Question 1:
    So, when gas prices go up again, are the liberals going to blame The Obama for all the new trucks and SUVs on the road, driving up demand?
    The premise:
    1: Gas prices will go up
    2: Liberals will blame someone
    The question asks if liberals will blame The Obama.
    Where is the flaw?

    Question two:
    Or will they still blame Bush and Cheney?
    The left blaming Bush/Cheney and their connections to big oil are well documented.
    So, where is the flaw?
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    Re: Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game

    So the cash for clunkers program allows people to turn in old trucks/SUVs and replace them with trucks/SUVs that are 1-2 MPG better?

    Funny, because this isn't the part of the program that's being hyped.
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    Re: Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    So the cash for clunkers program allows people to turn in old trucks/SUVs and replace them with trucks/SUVs that are 1-2 MPG better?

    Funny, because this isn't the part of the program that's being hyped.
    That is a 5 to 10 % increase in millage, which is not bad.

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    Re: Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is a 5 to 10 % increase in millage, which is not bad.
    But not quite as good as the 20%+ increase in mileage that applies to cars, which is what's being hyped.

    How long do you think it will take for the savings in fuel to equal the energy cost and damage to the environment incurred in making that new car and destroying the old?
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    Re: Trucks win in Cash for Clunkers game

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That is a 5 to 10 % increase in millage, which is not bad.
    That's true. But irrelevant.

    The program was hyped as getting gas guzzlers off the road. Which.... this truck bit doesn't really help.

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