Thursday, June 04, 2009

And the Train to Socialism Chugs On...

Now the Obama Motor pimps are offering cash incentives to get people to give up their SUVs:

WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Democrats are considering fast-tracking legislation to boost auto sales by offering Americans vouchers to trade in older, less fuel-efficient vehicles for ones that get better mileage, a congressional aide said on Thursday.

The legislation, known as "cash for clunkers," would be added to a pending war funding measure in Congress, but "no final decisions have been made" despite wide support for the voucher program, said Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The war funding bill is a must-pass spending bill that is largely for U.S. forces operating in Afghanistan and Iraq. Adding the car program would speed the voucher measure's enactment into law.

Adding car vouchers to the "War bill." How appropriate; since the socialist Nanny-statists in Congress have been at war with SUVs (and on people's freedom, in general) for quite some time now.

And like some streetcorner pimp giving away his wares for free to hook some new customers, the socialism pimps in Congress want you to sell your SUV and your freedoms by bribing you with your own tax dollars.

Such a deal.