49% of Americans oppose a “cash for appliances” program while 39% think its perfectly fine to leach off their neighbors and have them buy their appliances for them. What have we turned into a third world, Banana Republic offering appliances for votes? These types of programs are not stimulating an economy, they are milking tax payers.
How is this a tax payers obligation to buy your neighbor a refrigerator or washing machine? BUY IT YOURSELF!!! What is next, do tax payers need to pay for people’s groceries? Since tax payers had to shill out $’s for clunkers I guess “cash for gas” will be next? Also, a supplemental plan for the cash for appliances will be a tax payers paying others electricity bills.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Americans favor a “cash for clunkers”-like government program to give cash rebates to people who buy new, energy-efficient appliances, but 49% think it’s a bad idea, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Twelve percent (12%) aren’t sure what they think of the $300-million plan that will provide cash rebates up to $200 to Americans who buy energy-efficient refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines and the like. Unlike the just-concluded “cash for clunkers” plan to encourage purchase of newer, more energy-efficient cars, no trade-ins are required.
Is it any wonder why 70% of Americans want the government to offer fewer services with lower taxes? People want their own money to spend as they see fit, not having to subsidize others for cars and appliances that they should be buying them self.