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SUV Hell

Why do we keep making it easy for people with oversized vehicles? We've already let them take over our roads with their obnoxious driving, and given them hybrid SUV's so they can keep buying these monstrous vehicles and avoid taking heat for guzzling gas. I doubt any of them cared about guzzling gas anyway, but that's not the point. Now, owners of hybrid SUV's will get bigger tax breaks than owners of small hybrid cars such as the Insight or Prius. It's not how many miles per gallon you get that counts, according to this law, but how much more fuel efficent your hybrid vehicle is relative to a non-hybrid vehicle in the same weight class. Even though a small hybrid car might get fifty miles to the gallon vs. a hybrid SUV which might get twenty-eight miles per gallon, the SUV owner gets a bigger tax break because his/her hybrid vehicle is two times more fuel efficient than a non-hybrid of a similar weight, which might get fourteen miles to the gallon. The hybrid car owner gets screwed, because their car is only one-and-a-half times more fuel efficent than a non-hybrid car in the same weight class.

It's not rocket science, and it's clear to me that it doesn't make sense. There should be a direct correlation between miles per gallon and tax savings. Since SUV's are more expensive, and, for the most part, only affordable to more wealthy Americans, it's just another "tax break for the rich". That's my government, hard at work for me.

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  1. i heard in holland they tax you on the SIZE of your vehicle. brilliant!

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  2. Them Europeans sure are sensible types, ain't they?

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