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OK Folks,
 This is getting just plain stupid. We're in the fight of our lives here to stop BIG government from legislating your rights to own and drive a car of your choice.
 SEMA is the 800 lb gorilla representing our hobbies for all aftermarket parts. Support them, spread the word to your friends, tell your congressional Representative s, and U.S. Senators that this green Eco- terrorism will not stand. It's killing a Huge segment of our economy , slowly methodically, but surely!
 Now we're seeing more suppliers close U.S. facilities , example: Mahle/Clevite in Caldwell,Ohio. This company has been around a long time, and they used to be a Ford Motorsport OEM supplier for the 2 OHC litre "crate motor" for the Mahle pistons. Now there won't be another U.S. Source of manufacture for a LOT of aftermarket engine parts. Sorry to hear another group of  "our Guys" will be looking for work in a hard hit area of our country.
 What does it take for people to recognize the threat to their liberties and way of life? Will you be next? "Cash for Clunkers " will be back, and you can bet the next time, it will have a big Gov't stick to enforce it.
 Get pissed, get on the phone, and get moving!


I was very upset about the first go around of cash for clunkers, and I was on the phone expressing why it should not be implemented.

This time I am just livid about it, and you better bet that I'll be on the phone doing the same and more than I did last time! Our freedom is getting tossed out the window as if it never existed. The constitution is non-existent anymore and ALL of us need to stand up for what few liberties still remain.

Don't let the government rule your lives and tell you how and when you are allowed to do everything, stand up for what is rightfully yours and lets make his country a great place that our children and grandchildren will be proud to live in.

an  automated reply to my letter voicing my concerns about the "cash for clunkers" attempt to shut us down

Date: Monday, March 9, 2009 1:40 PM   
Subject: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein responding to your message


Dear Mr. Thomsen:


Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the "Cash for Clunkers" national incentive program. I appreciate the time you took to write and welcome the opportunity to respond.


As you may already know, on January 14, 2009, I introduced the "Accelerated Retirement of Inefficient Vehicles Act" (S. 247), with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), and Charles Schumer (D-NY), to enable and encourage drivers to trade in their older, less fuel efficient car, truck or SUV voluntarily for a more fuel efficient vehicle. If enacted, this legislation would establish a national voucher program for voluntary retirement of fuel-inefficient vehicles.


Specifically, the so-called "Cash for Clunkers" program would reimburse drivers with a credit of $2,500 to $4,500 for turning in fuel-inefficient vehicles to be scrapped, and purchasing fuel efficient vehicles. The traded-in vehicles must have a fuel economy of no more than 18 miles per gallon, be in drivable condition, and have been registered for at least the past 120 days. Automobile recyclers would also be able to sell all the parts from scrapped vehicles, except the engine and drivetran.


The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has estimated that this program would save between 40,000 to 80,000 barrels per day of motor fuel by the end of the fourth year, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 6.6 million metric tons to 13.3 million metric tons, or the equivalent of removing 1.1 million to 2.2 million vehicles from the road in one year. Additionally, the Council estimates that this program would reduce nitrogen oxides, which cause ground-level ozone - a leading cause of respiratory health problems, like asthma.


Again, thank you for your thoughts on the bill. While this may be an issue on which we disagree, it is important for me to hear the views of Californians throughout the legislative process. If you have any further questions or concerns, I hope you will not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841. Best regards.

Sincerely yours,

Dianne Feinstein
        United States Senator

Hey srt, dave1987, and all..
 This is a classic response by a politician who's being told by her Lobbyist friends (whose vision of the world requires the eventual disposal of all "non-Green independent transportation") what she has to support. California's feeble masses will eventually get the only options left.
 We and SEMA had better get ready for round 2 on this clunkers bill, it is coming again. Di Fi will be leading the pack , if we look the other way, she'll be right there to ram it down our throats.
 With Unemployment rates in the golden state between 8 to 20% she'll starve us out of our cars, or force us out for employment reasons.
 We need to get rid of these Green buffoons in the next election cycle..
 Start now 2010 is just around the corner..


Di Fi doesn't even have the guts to PERSONALLY write a response????? What a coward...

I am totally with you on getting the green buffoons out of office pintosopher, but already we know how hard that is.

I will do my effort to see our dream, everyone. Will you?


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