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    OK, let's go along with Kelly and change the rules of the game in the middle, after manufacturers have made their investments. Instead of ending the credits as each manufacturer sells 200,000 cars, end them immediately with total EV sales of 17,000. And instead of maintaining oil subsidies forever, or waiting until there are 250,000,000 cars on the road, end them retroactively when there were 17,000 cars on the road. Make the oil companies pay back all those years of subsidies. Revalue all the oil drilling grants at fair market value and collect for all the past decades.

    Result. US debt greatly reduced. Gas prices go to $10 or $20 per gallon. EV's easily sell 200,000 next year without any subsidies. See, the free market can work if applied equally. :-)

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    I submitted my opposition to passing the bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artsci View Post
    Reading the some of comments from those who support the amendment is depressing, not because they support the bill but because some of the thinking is totally idiotic. I do worry that we have become a nation of fools and this kind of thing provides powerful evidence of that.
    Stuff like that bothers me, too. Putting a ballot in these peoples' hands is like handing a blind person a loaded and cocked gun. I sent in my two cents on it to my congressman, Jim Himes in the CT 4th. He's a good, smart, reasonable progressive who knows what's good for the country.

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    Done. Thanks.

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    added mine.

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    Good job, Volters! Looks like the POPVox poll has moved to 75% opposing HR3768.

    Anyone else out there care to send a note to their members of Congress?

    https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/.../report#nation

    Looks like there is another opponent here in the 2nd WV. It would be nice to see the green dots turn orange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arveedee View Post
    Putting a ballot in these peoples' hands is like handing a blind person a loaded and cocked gun.
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    ought to be allowing them to shoot blind republicans, non-union of course.
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    I sent a well-worded letter to my congressman (Republican) about a month ago and finally got a response yesterday. It is important that we do this, because these guys actually do read your letters and some of their decisions CAN be influenced, even if it goes against others in their party.

    Here's the response:
    Thank you for informing me of your opposition to repealing the tax credit for electric plug-in vehicles. Your thoughts on this important matter are most welcome and appreciated.



    As you may know, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act amended the Internal Revenue Code to enact a tax credit of up to $7,500 for the purchase of new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles. On December 30, 2011, however, Representative Mike Kelly (PA) introduced H.R. 3768, legislation which would repeal this tax credit for the purchase of new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles. Presently, H.R. 3768 awaits action in the House Committee on Ways and Means.



    Rest assured, your thoughts on this important issue will be well remembered during the 112th Congress. Again, thank you for contacting me, and for all you do for our community and our country. Should you have any further comments or questions on this or any other issue, please contact me at my office in Livonia, Milford, or Washington, D.C.



    I work for you.

    Sincerely,

    Thaddeus G. McCotter
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    I also emailed Thaddeus McCotter about the same thing. I haven't heard back yet...
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