Senator Chuck Schumer has a plan to eliminate gasoline-powered cars in the United States. That is a pipe dream. The reason I say that is because he got the idea from puffing on a pipe.
He wants to spend nearly $400 billion over the next ten years to get people to buy electric cars and do away with their gas-powered cars.
This will never happen. This is Cash for Clunkers on steroids. How many in the middle and lower classes can afford an electric car costing $40,000 even if they do get a $7,500 break from the government?
During the Cash for Clunkers program, the old cars were scrapped, and the poor could no longer afford a used car, limiting their job searches and creating problems with going to the doctor.
It would be no different in this plan. Used electric cars are no bargain either, with many of them needing to have the batteries replaced, costing thousands of dollars.
Last year the United States cut emissions, but China increased its emissions by more than we saved. Just who does that benefit?
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer is preparing to spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars on a plan that would fast-track the elimination of nearly every gas-powered vehicle in the country.
The Senate’s top Democrat wants to spend a massive amount of money enticing Americans to exchange their gas-guzzling vehicles for an electric car. Schumer’s proposal, which he announced in a New York Times editorial Thursday, shows Democrats are lurching leftward on the issue.
“That’s why I am announcing a new proposal designed to rapidly phase out gas-powered vehicles and replace them with zero-emission, or ‘clean,’ vehicles like electric cars,” Schumer wrote after suggesting scientists agree that climate change represents an imminent threat to the U.S.
He added: “The goal of the plan, which also aims to spur a transformation in American manufacturing, is that by 2040 all vehicles on the road should be clean.” The plan would remove more than 63 million gas-powered cars from the road by 2030, Schumer estimates.
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