Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

The government wants you to use tons of gas, SUV away......

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:33 AM
Original message
The government wants you to use tons of gas, SUV away......
This is probably a repeat, but it is a topic which irks the hell out me. Especially when I see a giant American SUV with a "Support the troops" magnate attached. Yeah, support them, use more gas, further our dependence on non-renewable resources.

http://environment.about.com/cs/globalwarming/a/SUVloop...

My wife mentioned the above topic, she knows two people who bought giant SUVs and got a really big tax credit.

Anyone else pissed about this, again sorry if this is a repeat, I missed it. Also, any DUers have SUVs? If so, what your thoughts on the topic?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
purduejake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:39 AM
Response to Original message
1. I couldn't afford one...
and wouldn't want one anyway. I like the Prius. Plus Brad Pitt drives a Prius, so my mind is made up. =)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:43 AM
Response to Original message
2. No surprise.
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 01:43 AM by Seldona
We have a government run by oil men. That is who they are concerned with.

Never mind that there is far more money in alternative fuels, and that money would for the most part be staying here in this country.

Not to mention eliminating dependance on foriegn fossil fuels or the enviremental concerns it would serve.

Peak oil? What is that?

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:52 AM
Response to Original message
3. No car at all.
walk, bus, train, and the occasional pick-up.

Didn't Darth Cheney once say Americans should not have to alter their lifestyle when it comes to the environment, gas consumption, and driving 5 ton vehicles to go pick up a pizza three blocks away?

This was about three years ago, when we actually talked about the environment.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Megawatt Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:02 AM
Response to Reply #3
4. I'm fortunate to be only 4 miles from work
so I bicycle 90% of the time. From the looks of most American's waistlines - a little more walking would be in order.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 02:11 AM
Response to Original message
5. The whole thing drives me crazy.
Worse are the SUV's with the Kerry/Edward stickers. Forget the Politicians, MSM, advertisers...our own worst enemy is us.

In that way I'm comfortable with our overall disaster. It's consistent with our behavior.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 02nd 2014, 11:58 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC