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Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by fedupdon, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. fedupdon

    fedupdon New Member

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    I must be on the wrong page

    A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline.

    A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year.

    So, the average clunker transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.

    They claim 700,000 vehicles – so that's 224 million gallons / year.

    That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

    5 million barrels of oil is about ¼ of one day's US consumption.

    And, 5 million barrels of oil costs about $350 million dollars at $75/bbl.

    So, we all contributed to spending $3 billion to save $350 million.

    How good a deal was that ???

    They'll probably do a great job with health care though!!

    guess I must be on the wrong page…
  2. cjh7819

    cjh7819 New Member

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    You're not on the wrong page. You just have common sense. They don't!
  3. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

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    No your not on the wrong page.
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  4. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

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    Its kinda like the SR-71......fuel consumption is 'counter intuitive'.......

    In that exotic bit of fifties technology the faster you went the less fuel you burned......

    In the 'Obama Commuter Conservation Equation', (O-See) the slower you go the less fuel you burn, regardless of those inconvenient mpg ratings..... >MW
  5. Slowrid-Der

    Slowrid-Der New Member

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    Nice work fedupdon. They had no idea someone would do the math. You are supposed to sit in front of the television, shut up and listen to the lies they spew.
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    Sounds like your typical government program to me!:rolleyes:
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