Clunker Math… and our Healthcare

The  person who calculated this bit of information went to high school in  Pittsburgh , Pa.

He is now & has been a  professor at The University of West Virginia in Morgantown, West Virginia  for the last thirty some years.

Apparently no one has  thought to look at the clunker program in such  depth.

Clunker  Math

T
hink of it this  way:


  • A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15  mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.
  • A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25  mpg uses 480 gallons a year.
  • So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction  will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per car, per  year.
  • They claim 700,000 vehicles so that’s 224  million gallons saved per year.
  • That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of  oil.
  • 5 million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US  consumption.
  • More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at  $70 per barrel costs about $350 million  dollars


So, the government paid $3 billion of our  tax dollars to save $350 million.

We spent $8.57 for  every dollar we saved.

Therefore, I am quite certain the  government will do a great job with our health care as well  !!!!!

About Alex Scipio

About Alex Scipio: Alex moved out of the People's Republic of California to the Free State of Arizona, finally tiring of the lack of the Bill of Rights, the overgrown idiocracy, and the catering to non-Americans & welfare recipients. He still wonders how America got from Truman, Eisenhower, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan to the Liberal and Conservative extremes so badly managing America today. And, yes, islam DOES need to be annihilated. And doing what he can to get folks away from the extremes of political life.
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