So people are buying electric, street-legal golf carts. Like this one.
GMA also felt the need to report that "The economy is not good for golf right now". Hmmm I wonder why....
It's all thanks, he said, to the federal government. The bailout bill that last year helped keep the U.S. banking system afloat also contained lesser-known provisions to benefit other industries, including the electric car business.When Bush ran the country, their Emergency Economic Stabilization Act made buying a plug-in motor vehicle eligable for a tax credit of at lease 2,500$ plus additional cash depending on the cars battery capacity. But now President Obama is running the country but that didn't really change anything, in this matter. The 787 billion dollar stimulus package contains similar arrangements.
Now don't get confused, the Iternal Revenue Service said that NEVs (neighborhood electric vehicles) will not get this major tax credit if they are primarily for the golf course.
When it comes of our wealth of knowledge friend, Mr. Morgan, he said the battery capacity on the twelve different cars he sells qualifies them for tax credits of 5,335 dollars each. That basically means that you maybe pay 2,000 to 4,000 dollars for the average cart. Yes they are still carts.
In recent months, he and golf car dealers across the country have been advertising the tax credit as an incentive to get buyers in the door -- and it's working, they say (GMA).But just so you know, if you are interested in purchasing a golf cart before the tax year runs out and Chicago's fierce winter, these street-legal golf carts include safety features such as headlights, seat belts, parking brakes, and driver's side mirrors. They can reach a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour but individual states decide which roads they can travel on, so watch out! Policemen on segways are out there!
So this whole hype on golf carts is part of the 6%, yes, six percent, of the 787 billion dollars the government has spent so far. But, as they always say, big things are coming!
One of those big things is giving the American Canadian border houses an extra boost. One of those houses, which is on a street that sees "two cars per day" is getting 15 million dollars. Now Texas is a little mad about that because they get 20,000 vehicles per day over the American Mexican border.
Beatnik Babble Broadcast wants to know, will our government ever grow a brain? Maybe they can go see a wizard about that, but its unlikely he'll have anything small enough.
After two days of GMA trying to get an interview with the governor way up derr, they decided to stop in. As always there's the hard question of "Why didn't you want to talk to us in the first place" and then there's the answer, "We've been talking to you guys for months". Well not about this fishy stimulus money. Their answer was that the Southern border gets all the attention and in montana alone there is 500 and some miles of border that needs protection post 9/11. OF COUURRRSSEEE. It's because of 9/11, eight years after the fact.
So all in all, our stimulus package is giving itself away to [most likely] corrupt governors who wish to spend 77 million (just in Montana) on their border. It is also going towards golf carts. Maybe I'll buy one and be one of the two cars to pass the border that day, I've never been to Canada.
Moral of the day: Buy an extremely warm hat, coat, gloves, and then a golf cart. Tell yourself your "saving money" in this great investment. Don't lick any part of the car in the winter months.