read the comments, you’ll see it all… but the larger issue is who pays for the car?
If there’s one thing that We Americans have enjoyed up till now, it’s the freedom to choose our form of transportation. If we choose to ride a bicycle, we dont pay gas tax, Auto insurance, nor do we pay for oil, gas or the maintenance for the car. when you add it all up, it can be a huge savings, and for folks that like a simple life and are not traveling far, it can work well.
One thing about DIYers, most of us don’t pick on vegetarians who ride bicycles everywhere, we recognize it as their right, and it’s part of the American dream to live a simple and uncomplicated life if you like, hats off to them.
But all of this is coming to an end faster than you know, or at least the benifits of living the simple life. Let’s take the new Chevy Volt for instance…some not so bright people think it really will get 23o MPG, others think it’ll be worth the $40,000 price tag. Of course we say “to each his own” if you’re a dumb ass and want to buy it, have at it…. But… it’s far worse that that!
Back to the bicycle, the reason to own one and use one are many, for one, it keeps you fit, healthy, and lean, and not to mention the financial gain, all that money you would have spent on an auto; you can use to travel to far aways places, or sit home and play pong if you still have the game. Fact is, you’ll still be forced to buy a lot of Chevy Volts through the new subsidy program. You see this car is so expensive, few can afford it, so the US Government needs to force you to help the idiot that buys one pay for it. Now if you’re smart and buy a Ford instead, you still have to pay off the Chevy your Neighbor bought, how FAIR is that?