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Thread: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Partisan, yes.
    A bigot? You'll have to do something other than just make the claim for that to stick.

    HOWever... claiming that Rush is always wrong simply because you dont agree with him politically?
    That is -clear- partisan bigotry.
    Bigotry? Nope. Hyperbole? Absolutely. I don't hate all big, fat, loudmouthed know-it-all, angry, old white guys. That would be bigotry.

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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    His picture is next to the words in the dictionary. Shot with with a VERY wide-angle lens, of course.
    Partisan, yes.
    A bigot? You'll have to do something other than just make the claim for that to stick.

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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Bigotry? Nope. Hyperbole? Absolutely
    Ah. So you admit that you know that Rush is -not- always wrong.
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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    I think it's obvious that he was speaking in extremes. I never listen to him, but I hope he wasn't being literal and so I won't take this as literal. I will take his point: that if tax credits are necessary, the free market does not have enough interest in the product to support it at current costs. So I vote he is 'right' by intent, not by literal interpretation.

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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by fredmertz View Post
    I think it's obvious that he was speaking in extremes. I never listen to him, but I hope he wasn't being literal and so I won't take this as literal. I will take his point: that if tax credits are necessary, the free market does not have enough interest in the product to support it at current costs. So I vote he is 'right' by intent, not by literal interpretation.
    This is absolutely correct.

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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Nope, as typical from Rush its hyperbole built upon a more reasonable basic notion.

    That notion being that Hybrids/Electrics by themselves probably cost too much for them to be widely accepted within the population as an actual option. The cost/benefits relationship that individual citizens do when choosing a car comes out poorly at the base price for a Hybrid compared to how worth while it's benefits are to have one. The Tax Credit reduces the cost somewhat significantly, bringing it at least closer to a regular version of a car and thus increasing the cost/worth ration for individuals leading them to be more likely to buy it as the "benefits" suddenly are worth the cost.

    So to say "nobody wants it" is hyperbole. The more accurate thing would probably say is that "Shows many people don't find it worth the cost". A legitimate argument could be made on that one.

    Pointing at the Teslar or the Fisker and their production numbers wouldn't really disprove that point. Both are not running exactly large production numbers when compared to standard production numbers for traditional cars. Additionally, both are in the $80-100k range to my understanding which in and of itself prices it out of the point where its something that the majority of the public is considering as their car.
    Rush Limbaugh and his followers do not have the ability to think and reason even at this level.
    As far as motor vehicles go, we should try to catch up with Europe and re-introduce Diesel passenger cars. We could tell the environmentalists where to get off..They seem to be against the Diesel as it MAY pollute more than gasoline.

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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    I think that Rush left out an important caveat (?implied maybe?). It means no one wants it at the true market price. These cars are less convenient, unproven, and maintenance could prove to be more expensive. Why would a person want to pay MORE for one of these over their lower prices fossil fueled powered equivalent?
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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    I think a better question would be...Is it right for the government to offer tax credits for a product?

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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    A tax credit for a vehicle is nothing more then the government saying thanks for being a smug douche


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    Re: A tax credit for a product means no one wants to buy it

    Even with the tax credit, as cars go, this is a bad buy for an ROI consumer..

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