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  1. #1 Am I inventing my own conspiracy theory? re: Gov. clunkers program 
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    The other day I was reading how the government's Cash for Clunkers program mandates that all cars received must be crushed WHOLE with no chance of recovery of spare parts. This will obviously cripple the supply of parts for older cars, forcing other people to have to give up their old cars. That's a pretty good scam/conspiracy theory in and of itself, but then today I heard a news report about Obama pushing for government support of the electric car industry. My brain put the two together and thought that the CfC program would be an excellent way to force Americans to have to buy electrics. Then I got to thinking about how long it will be before Obama's Enviro-Socialist regime outlaws all gas-using vehicles. Have I gone off the deep end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxmchue View Post
    The other day I was reading how the government's Cash for Clunkers program mandates that all cars received must be crushed WHOLE with no chance of recovery of spare parts. This will obviously cripple the supply of parts for older cars, forcing other people to have to give up their old cars. That's a pretty good scam/conspiracy theory in and of itself, but then today I heard a news report about Obama pushing for government support of the electric car industry. My brain put the two together and thought that the CfC program would be an excellent way to force Americans to have to buy electrics. Then I got to thinking about how long it will be before Obama's Enviro-Socialist regime outlaws all gas-using vehicles. Have I gone off the deep end?
    No but now he will have to kill you!
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    I doubt it's going to cripple the supply of parts for older cars.
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    I agree with Jinx. One way or another he will get rid of our cars if he is left in office long enough!
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    Am I inventing my own conspiracy theory? re: Gov. clunkers program?
    I don't think so. I'd say the government is definitely a clunker.


    The legislation says that the rest of the cars can be parted out. Allegedly, scrap yards have something like 90 days to pick every seat, door handle, window crank, steering wheel, and headlight switch out of the the allegedly destroyed cars.

    There's also apparently no actual enforcement to ensure that these cars are actually crushed, either, at least according to what I'm hearing locally.
    Olde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Wood View Post
    I don't think so. I'd say the government is definitely a clunker.


    The legislation says that the rest of the cars can be parted out. Allegedly, scrap yards have something like 90 days to pick every seat, door handle, window crank, steering wheel, and headlight switch out of the the allegedly destroyed cars.

    There's also apparently no actual enforcement to ensure that these cars are actually crushed, either, at least according to what I'm hearing locally.
    I heard on the radio this morning that some salvage yards won't take them and there are dealerships that are having trouble getting rid of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxmchue View Post
    The other day I was reading how the government's Cash for Clunkers program mandates that all cars received must be crushed WHOLE with no chance of recovery of spare parts. This will obviously cripple the supply of parts for older cars, forcing other people to have to give up their old cars. That's a pretty good scam/conspiracy theory in and of itself, but then today I heard a news report about Obama pushing for government support of the electric car industry. My brain put the two together and thought that the CfC program would be an excellent way to force Americans to have to buy electrics. Then I got to thinking about how long it will be before Obama's Enviro-Socialist regime outlaws all gas-using vehicles. Have I gone off the deep end?
    Not if you put two and two together.First they require the engines be destroyed by adding a chemical and running them until they seize up .Now you say that they are to be crushed to prevent any part removal.

    Sounds to me like the California 'Tree Hummers' Dream of remove all of the gas burners from the highways, gas powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers from the yards.They've already outlawed charcoal grills and grill lighter fluid in California.

    Don't allow any Nuclear power plants to be built .Don't allow any oil drilling off the coasts or in Alaska .No new oil refineries in America .No power plants fueled by coal .Obummer is into political payback for the Environmental freaks who supported him with corporate and move_on Soros provided cash .
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    What group of Foreign Governments would benefit the most if America was prevented from drilling their own oil,running coal fired electric power plants or building Nuclear power plants ?And did they provide lots of undercover money for Obummers campaign ?
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    Call me paranoid but it does add up !

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    I am starting to get really pissed!
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    Well, hopefully the program is so FUBAR that none of what I am thinking will ever come to pass. Obama and his merry band of congressional boobs and lackwits are incompetent.
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    I am not going to underestimate any of them!
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