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Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer Has A $454 Billion Proposal To Encourage America To Go Electric
Jalopnik ^ | 25 Oct 2019 | Elizabeth Blackstock

Posted on 10/27/2019 3:26:15 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT

In a bid to stay slightly more relevant in the midst of rapidly changing times, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has proposed a $454 billion plan to swap traditional gas-powered cars to electric vehicles, Automotive News reports.

Not all of the $454 billion will go to consumers, though. Schumer’s plan includes billions in incentives for automakers to build or outfit EV factories as well as billions of dollars to improve the EV charging infrastructure.

The 29 percent of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the “transportation sector” does not only cover new cars, though that’s what’s always targetted. It covers cars, trucks, boats and air travel.

And it seems intentional that almost nowhere will break out numbers of cars versus the rest, as shipping and trucking are notoriously dirty. Globally, we know that air travel accounts for 2.5 percent of emissions while the transportation sector emits 15 percent of all carbon, but the EPA doesn’t seem to offer broken out numbers.

To sum up, rather than regulate, these programs tax consumers and use that money to pay manufacturers to develop cars they should be developing already while incentivizing people to destroy perfectly good cars.

(Excerpt) Read more at jalopnik.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Travel
KEYWORDS: cash4clunkers; climatechangehoax; coalburningcars; electric; electriccars; energy; fakescience; globalwarminghoax; idiot; schumer
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Cash For Clunkers and the Cash for Caulkers, ever see any hard data on the big savings?
1 posted on 10/27/2019 3:26:15 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Get bent, Chucky.


2 posted on 10/27/2019 3:27:29 PM PDT by chris37
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To: DUMBGRUNT

What better way to destroy America than to cripple its manufacturing and bankrupt the taxpayers.


3 posted on 10/27/2019 3:27:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

No thanks Chuckie.


4 posted on 10/27/2019 3:28:36 PM PDT by tennmountainman (The Liberals Are Baby Killers)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Who in Manhattan, or DC for that matter, needs a car?

Why isn’t Schmuckie doing his part for his ‘Rat Urban Utopia?


5 posted on 10/27/2019 3:28:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I am electric. I just went up and bought gasoline for my generator. It’s a California thing.


6 posted on 10/27/2019 3:29:12 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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To: chris37

Up-Chuck.


7 posted on 10/27/2019 3:29:13 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (Welcome to North Mexico, Gringo's it...)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Big giant giveaway to the unions and the Chinese

I would not expect less from Chucky Cheese


8 posted on 10/27/2019 3:29:30 PM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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To: DUMBGRUNT

No, not interested. Want nothing to do with this nonsense.


9 posted on 10/27/2019 3:29:32 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Like that really worked out.


10 posted on 10/27/2019 3:32:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: chris37

lol

It must be GREAT to “propose” trillion dollar ideas with other people’s money.

Schumer’s plan includes billions in incentives for automakers..

In MOST cases, if a company needs a government “incentive” to make something, there probably is not much demand for it.

Because demand would be “incentive” enough


11 posted on 10/27/2019 3:33:11 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

I just drove 2000 miles on the interstates

I want Schmuckie to personally tell each and every one of the owners of those ten’s of thousands of cars and trucks I saw that they can’t have them any more


12 posted on 10/27/2019 3:34:19 PM PDT by digger48
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Is he up for relection next year? Must be.

“”Not all of the $454 billion will go to consumers, though””

Of course not - have to hold a million or so back for companies like Solyndra. Ask Biden and obozo about that - they know all you need to know about getting rid of money.


13 posted on 10/27/2019 3:36:09 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Yep. That cash for clunkers was a big waste.


14 posted on 10/27/2019 3:37:04 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security in hatse:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified e)
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To: dp0622

I can only assume that Hunter Biden owns the electric car company.


15 posted on 10/27/2019 3:37:58 PM PDT by chris37
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To: DUMBGRUNT
“Industrial Policy” on steroids. FAIL.

Dems HATE electric power plants no matter what the fuel. Windmills and solar are expensive low capacity factor toys that consume vast resources, kill raptors by the millions, blight the landscape, and produce nothing at night or when the wind stops blowing.

Where, exactly, would we get the electricity for his ridiculous dream?

It failed the first ti,e it was tried...


16 posted on 10/27/2019 3:39:09 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: DUMBGRUNT

You go Chuckie...


17 posted on 10/27/2019 3:39:55 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Uh, schmukee-—Fah-Q.


18 posted on 10/27/2019 3:40:44 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: DUMBGRUNT; All

So this moron wants to build new stuff when bridges and buildings are falling down. Fix the roads and bridges first.


19 posted on 10/27/2019 3:41:59 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: chris37

LOL

That spoiled, dopamine addicted ####.


20 posted on 10/27/2019 3:42:02 PM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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