Tuesday, March 17, 2009

$7 to $9 Gasoline??

It appears that the owner of AutoNation, the biggest car dealer in the country, is of the opinion that since the CAFE standards are in place and getting more stringent that he still can't sell high mileage, small cars because gas is so "cheap." He says that in order for car sales to get back to making money we will have to tax gasoline enough to make people want to buy small rather than SUVs or muscle cars. He apparently uses the European high prices as the example we need to emulate. So think on that for awhile.

And then wonder why Michelle and Barak are so intent on currying favor with the armed services and their families. And if anyone knows the real story behind his trying to change the insurance for wounded troops from the VA to private carrier or at least something that smacks of controlling costs at the expense of the guys and gals putting their lives on the line for us.

And check out a new book, "Dead Aid," which demonstrates how counter-productive it is to give constant aid in Africa. No growth and constant poverty no matter how much money is thrown at the problem. And it's not just due to the corruption. It's also a matter of no motivation to be self sufficient. There's a lot more to it, of course, but that's enough to get your curiosity up. Certainly it should be a lesson on what not to do and which we should be careful of starting--a nanny state. We're well on the road, at least theoretically it is sounding very persuasive to a lot of people. As soon as 51% take more than they give, it's a done deal, right?

See you tomorrow-

God bless.........

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