Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cash for Clunkers Continues with CARB's VAVR Program

Bloomberg/Businessweek is reporting a surge in new car sales:
Light-vehicle sales in December, set for release tomorrow, may have run at a 13.4 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, the average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, up from the 12.5 million pace a year earlier. While the rate may trail the 13.6 million seasonally adjusted pace in November, typically a slow sales month, the number of units sold increased in December, according to the average of five estimates.
They have failed to report the fact that many low income consumers are now without transportation. Cash for Clunkers is still alive and well in California as Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement (VAVR). The misconceived program makes vehicles unattainable for young and low income people. VAVR also pushes middle income people into debt for new cars with the cost of adherence to environmental regulations combined with large cash incentives.
The State’s recently enhanced Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) was developed by the ARB in consultation with BAR and provides $1,000 per vehicle and $1,500 for low-income consumers for unwanted vehicles that have either FAILED or PASSED their last Smog Check Test. (CA.gov Car Scrappage webpage)
Maybe I need a second pair of eyes on that sentence; does it read $2500 for a clunker? (UPDATE) Thank you for helping resolve this conundrum, it is $1000 or $1500 per this application.

The VAVR program uses tax money to remove fully functional and smog compliant vehicles from the road. The California market is gentile on used cars due to the favorable weather. Southern California has the best climate in the country and many of the region's cars and light trucks gain a greater operational life than vehicles from colder, saltier and more humid climates. Regardless, our environmental overlords have decided that the back of a bus is better suited to low income citizens.
...monetary or other incentives to vehicle owners to voluntarily retire their older, more polluting vehicle. (CA.gov VAVR webpage)
This is a program that trickles down to every used car consumer in America because the "retired" vehicles are dismantled.  (A list of "auto dismantlers" can be found on this FAQ sheet.)  Here is a quick list of the immediately foreseeable negative consequences of this policy:
  • Hinders employment for those who cannot find cheap reliable transportation. 
  • Spawns a new breed of exploitative scams against the old and low income. 
  • Wastes scarce tax money.
  • Calls for higher taxes to pay for "firemen, police and teachers" when the real problem is wasted money.
  • Falsifies economic indicators as the choices to purchase used cars are reduced.
  • More union money stolen from consumers and "redistributed" into politician's back pockets.
  • Class warfare exacerbated as poor and old are left even more dependent.
  • More pollution as smog compliant vehicles are "dismantled" leaving low income people with bad alternatives.
  • Increased pollution as a few more coal powered, toxic-battery powered electric vehicles are pushed into service.
  • Increased human misery as more people are forced into illegal, immoral and undignified behavior.
  • Price gouging for new and slightly used cars due to lack of alternatives
  • That's enough for now...but more in-depth analysis is available from Beers with Demo.
This is more fascism attributed to the blind environmentalist cult known commonly as progressives. Maybe we should redefine this as Mayan Economics, in honor of 2012.


Dean said...

Sir Charles,
great work and great points.

Yes, I believe that $1,500 credit for low-income folks is in addition to the $1,000 for the car.

It's been proven that cars are much more effective at keeping low-income people employed and also gaining them better employment opportunities because of the flexibility afforded them than does public transpo, especially here in SoCal.

I blogged about the devastating effects of Cash for Clunkers here:


$3 billion program to help keep people unemployed. Then again, this is an administration that measures economic success by how many food stamps they can issue.

SarahB said...

I lived off clunkers till I was 30. Have no idea how I would have commuted without $1000 air-conditioning-less beater cars. Mary Nicholes is THE single most evil person in California.

Dean said...

And thanks for the link!

Carfreaque said...

The wanton destruction of decent vehicles or anything should create sick feelings among anyone! I understand that the intent was good but learned the old adage :"WASTE NOT WANT NOT" At least, the vehicles should be available for parts for the 2% of us that know how to maintain theirs. For those of you that arn't bothered, think of someone smashing your gun!

Milliscent Morgan said...

Actually I love this excellent blog it looks like the blog of cash for used cars Portland.

Jack said...

I have gotten rid of my car before but sold it to a junk yard using cashforjunkautos.net. It wasn't running.

I think that these cheap cars serve a purpose and why should we get rid of them?

Milliscent Morgan said...

If you feel you have to change or buy a new car don't be hesitate because even it's a kinda junk you can get some money for it by the use of service like cash for cars Portland

sam said...

Thanks for your informative blogging.Actually no one wants to have a cash for cars.And for this you need to get a junkcarbuyers company who offers the best <a href ="http://junkcarbuyersorlando.com>cash for junk cars</a>.

cash for junk cars said...

If you are feeling you'll ought to regulate or perhaps purchase a totally new automobile or truck avoid being wait in the main as a result of conjointly it's truly a somewhat rubbish you'll acquire some dough for it by suggests that of program like cash for junk cars

dean said...

people goes with what they can afford,with all whats happening around them they are a bit scared.visit used cars if you are looking for cheap one this guys are good and they help a lot.

junk cars said...

Thank you for your informative blogging..I think this is great work what you are doing.carry on.I like your work..

Unknown said...

This is an interesting article. Reasons like this is why I try to stay away from buying new cars. I personally like buying used cars because it saves me some money and I can also re-sell it if I want. I used to love the "cash for clunkers" deal because it kept the used cars business rolling. Obviously times are changing and people are starting to invest in electric and hybrid cars to help the environment. I understand the logic but I just am not at that point yet. I like buying used cars and squeezing every ounce of car left out of them before they die. Since moving to Texas I have been looking around at Car Dealerships in McAllen TX because my son just got his license. This is another reason why I prefer used cars because of young drivers like my son. I would never spend a lot of money on a new car for him because something could happen. It is just important when buying used cars that you make sure the car is safe and reliable.

Unknown said...

Cash for cars is our business. Junk cars are a nuisance and an eyesore. In some cases they can cost you money: if your county wants you to keep them registered and insured regardless of if they run or not, or fine you for not moving them. Getting cash for junk cars is a perfect solution to this problem.

We buy junk cars including, all years, makes and models in any condition. Wrecked cars, junk cars, damaged cars for sale, and even crashed cars for sale are of interest to junk car buyers. Yes, we buy wrecked cars; and more importantly you junk a car with us, junk car removal is included free of charge, provided it is local junk car removal. You do not pay us one cent instead we take your junk car for cash paid on the spot.

Lost car title, that is OK to. Getting a new vehicle title can sometimes cost more than a Junk Car is worth, but it is ok, lost vehicle title is no problem at all. You can still sell your car for cash, junk cars with no title is NO PROBLEM!


Unknown said...

Thanks for your post.We offer free scrap car removal, junk car removal and pay cash for cars.
Unlike most Scrap Car Removal companies which most of their revenue come from towing service not from junk car removal service,
our service is exclusively in scrap car removal business, and we don't do public towing.

scrap car removal

junk car removal

cash for junk cars

cash for scrap cars

junk car towing

scrapping car

cars for cash

scrap car yards

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

Thanks for your post.The word scrap would probably be enough to explain the nature of your car.
It does't have be in running condition or have tires to be illegible for our recycling program.
We can accept it regardless of the condition, tires, missing parts or rust.
scrap car removal
junk car removal
cash for junk cars
cash for scrap cars
junk car towing
scrapping car
cars for cash
scrap car yards

Angelina Reese said...

Junking Car is the best way to sell your old car at fair rate.

Junk a Car | Money For Junk Cars

Unknown said...

great artikle, svisit perbedaan kista dan miom this kind of information, infeksi pada miss V jang lupa tips Miss V sehat

Cash for Junk Cars Orlando said...

Awesome post about junk cars and the cash for cars services.

Suppa said...

Great post on junking a car. Many people do not truly understand how to get the most out of their junk car. Will you be doing more posts on junk cars in the future?

we buy junk cars orlando

Anonymous said...

shouldn't we focus on using renewable electric car funds to clean up the nuclear waste in japan flowing into Pacific ocean and poisoning the food chain and, and , and uh , aw heck, just leave the car smog issues to the local county politicians who have used it revenue against the not so high wage earners and disadvantaged all along! This ignore disaster & keeping distracted continuously in between work hours, bills we are spending every wake/sleep time worrying over, shoes & clothes for school kids, food & what-not. . but spend spend what $$ on new electric cars?? Can we drive in nuclear water... with a battery?? or will that same water make clouds? Hurricanes? um, is that why we have more more more weather issues since c'mon We All Know that Japan only told us they dump nuclear 'stuff, radioactive somethin-er-other's in the ocean because they got caught & it's still being swept under the ocean floor rug covered with neon dead fish & 'hey- maybe thats causing a, um, in-ocean to rain clouds to atmosphere to ... Electric Expensive mo_ earthquakes, or somethin-somethin too...

Canadian Auto Wreckers said...

This is a great offer for junk car users. I think everyone could sell their junk cars for highest offers,and also it is also our pledge to dispose of it in an environmentally friendly way, whilst ensuring we give you a good deal.

Scrap car removal toronto

junk car jupiter said...

You should only junk a car when it doesn't make financial sense to keep putting money in it. Junk Car West Palm Beach!

costlules said...

More than eighty five p.c of Loyalists advised us no, they have been NOT more satisfied with the general worth from their pool retailer than they had been two years ago! If this pattern continues, and fewer and fewer Loyalists stay extraordinarily glad, the danger of defection continues to develop over time. -


Mike Lintro said...

A little extra cash can really be nice for your wallet. And if you can get rid of a non running car that just sits on the side of your house at the same time, it is a win win situation. It is just good that there are things that can be done with old cars that help the environment, and the economy. http://www.allaroundtowingstlouis.com/services

Unknown said...

I have a couple of old cars that don't mean much to me anymore. Over the years, I have realized that they are more work than they are worth to me. The bodies aren't in terrible shape. It is all the under the hood stuff that needs work. For that reason, I am looking to sell the cars for scrap metal. http://cashforjunkcars3.com/

Anonymous said...

"How to sell a car in Toronto" is a good blog. The car business is good. When removing unwanted car is get good money from the dealers.

Scrap car removal ajax

obat herbal mengatasi impotensi said...

kunjungi blog
obat kuat tahan lama lelaki
baca disini
lihat penjelasan selengkapnya
obat herbal mengatasi disfungsi ereksi
download disini

baca blog said...

nice post
obat kuat dan tahan lama herbal lelaki mengatasi ejakulasi dini dan impotensi serta disfungsi ereksi
obat herbal mengatasi keputihan dan kista serta menstruasi pada wanita
jual krim herbal pengencang payudara
obat herbal pelangsing tubuh alami

baca disini said...

Indramayu Kota Minyak

Anonymous said...

This is one amongst the informative blogs that you shared with us.Extra resources

Steven Paul said...

Fantastic Blog ! Thanks for your informative blogging.

Scrap cars Toronto

Do My Law Homework For Me said...

By Visiting This Site I Found Cool Stuff Here Keep It Up.

MathCad Project Help said...

My Friend Recommended This Blog And He Was Totally Right Keep Up The Fantastic Work!

Nicholas Chase said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Nicholas Chase said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Nicholas Chase said...

If your car is damaged and you want to sell to car junk company, always prefer junk car lauderhill they arrive at your place and towing the junk car for recycling it.

rakisseia said...

nice http://blog.doodooecon.com/2012/01/cash-for-clunkers-continues-with-carbs.html

Lerendny said...

The scrap and junk automobiles are found almost in every house that are not roadworthy due to passing of time. Even so, if you furthermore have a scrap automobile and then car removal services are the great option to sell trash automobile at the best prices and there's ideal car removal service is present called as Cash for cars Removal. They're giving immediate cash at hand whenever they take away the junk vehicle and provides desirable amount. You can go to the web site https://caystris.hatenablog.com/entry/2020/02/05/213451 to obtain comprehensive insights about Car removal.

Unknown said...

غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة

auto recyclers said...

Actually I love this excellent blog,.buy used auto parts online

yanmaneee said...

golden goose
golden goose
kyrie 7
golden goose sneakers
lebron 18
jordan shoes
nike sb dunks
golden goose sneakers
jordan shoes

Anonymous said...

I really appreciate the whole information of this data. Keep it up | https://coastalhomesofmarcoisland.com/

oncadaycomm said...

Nice to be visiting your blog again. it has been months for me. Well this article that i’ve been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college. and it has same topic with your article. Thanks. great share 온라인카지노

온라인경마 said...

Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am inspired! Extremely helpful info specially the ultimate part
🙂 I take care of such information a lot. I was seeking this certain info for a very long time.
Thank you and best of luck. |

Try to check my webpage :: 국내경마

magosucomwep said...

So lot to occur over your amazing blog. Your blog procures me a fantastic transaction of enjoyable.. Salubrious lot beside the scene


Modesto Drywall Services said...

Great project. It will really help a lot of people.

Unknown said...

Regardless, our environmental overlords have decided that the back of a bus is better suited for low-income citizens. crawl spaces lakewood, co

Unknown said...

Regardless, our environmental overlords have decided that the back of a bus is better suited to low income citizens. miamifoundationrepair.com/

UTV rentals said...

More union money stolen from consumers and "redistributed" into politician's back pockets.

our site said...

This is more fascism attributed to the blind environmentalist cult known commonly as progressives.

Concrete Rockland said...

Love this blog. Thank you for sharing this information. Great work.
Concrete services

concrete patio vs pavers said...

It was very informative. Thank you.

Sheetrock installer said...

It's been proven that cars are much more effective at keeping low-income people employed and also gaining them better employment opportunities because of the flexibility afforded them than does public transport, especially here in SoCal.

Joey | sheetrock installer

bronx mold removal said...

Thanks for this information.

we buy junk cars ny said...

Thanks for the information.




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...