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Agenda 21: Sustainability Myth vs Math

My friend, Kelleigh sent this.  It’s a perfect example of the impractical and ruinous “sustainability” component of Agenda 21 applied to the “Cash for Clunkers” program.  ~LTG

The person who calculated this bit of information is now and has been aprofessor at The University of West Virginia in Morgantown for the last forty some years.

  1. A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.
  2. A new vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons of gas a year.
  3. So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.
  4. The government claims 700,000 clunkers have been replaced so that’s 224 million gallons saved per year.
  5. That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.
  6. 5 million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US consumption.
  7. More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars.
  8. So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350 million.
  9. We spent $8.57 for every $1.00 we saved.