|Quoting PA110 (Reply 42):|
Actually, a very good idea since obesity is the next huge health crisis. Tax the hell out of all junk food. While we're at it, tax the hell out of gas guzzling SUV's as well. For those who claim they need the space - there are still pick-up trucks and station wagons that consume far less fuel. Car manufactures such as Cadillac and Lexus (and Porsche for that matter) have no business making these beasts. What is the real likelyhood of any Escalade owner taking their SUV "off road"? Sport Utility Vehicles? My a$$!!! They're nothing but vanity status symbols to show off wealth.
I've stated many times before, give the SUV
drivers the attention they have been craving. Make them pay the same registrations and tolls that commercial vehicle owners already pay
Also I doubt most Escalade and Hummer owners are all that "wealthy".
Many of them are swimming in debt and are leasing those as there everyday driver which will exceed there mileage allowance of there lease.
Without looking at any numbers, I am sure the Escalade and H2
has to be two of the highest repossessed vehicles. The maturity of the average buyer is very low.
As far as fast food goes, the "crisis" turns out to be a bunch of hype. There is nothing wrong with burgers, French fries, ....whooops..Freedom fries, pizza and tacos. People need to exercise more and WORK LESS!
I repeat, WORK LESS!
Whoooops, I did it again!
That goes against the grains of our governments ideals and making us a giant ant farm.
Uncle Sam says work your ass off and buy a Hummer!
There are plenty of under-educated kids that will go off to the military to fight wars to keep the oil flowing.
[Edited 2005-06-02 17:06:49]