Sunday, August 23, 2009
I admire this program, as it has helped Americans by getting GAS guzzlers off the highway. HOWEVER, I looked into the program myself, and can you believe this??? My car missed being a clunker by 3 MILES PER GALLON!! Yes, I know!! I could not believe it myself. I have a 95 Chevrolet Lumina that has lasted me 4 years, and I have truly been blessed with this car. It lasted through my PSC State campaign, where I traveled all over the state of Alabama to meet the public. I have used this car longer than ANY car I have ever had. I love my car, and the service it has done for me. However, it is getting on up there in years, and I was considering the Cash for Clunkers program and getting another car. Shhhhhhhhhh, don't tell my car, because I have to use it longer now. LMAO....I really didn't like the prospect of having it crushed, either. What a terrible tribute to such a dedicated car, right?? Well, it turns out that my car evidently gets 21 miles per gallon, while the cut off for the Cash for Clunkers program is 18 miles per gallon. Ok...I can be patient. President Obama...please come up with a new program that will fit my car's description. I will participate, given the right program. I have always been very cost conscious about things, (shopping at yard sales for things I could use in the house, and purchasing the kids' clothes at K-mart clearances. ) I have only owned ONE new car in my entire life, and that one has been gone a long time ago. So, I'm asking President Barack Obama to have mercy on me...and also to consider a program where my car, could be put to good use, (my Lumina). I could not bear the thought of it going to a junk yard, and being crushed. Ha ha...if another program comes up, ya'll let me know. Sometimes, I stay too busy to catch all of the news.
Posted by Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics at 6:22 AM