quote: The things come with a government subsidy, which all of us have to pay for
quote: I find that most people who are against the electric car credit, are really against it because they can't see it benefiting themself.
quote: Essentially everyone claiming a mortage deduction (especially for a mortage they could not otherwise afford) is stealing from people who have either paid off their home, can not afford a home, or do not choose to purchase an home beyond thier budget.
quote: Answer: nobodies
quote: Liberals view the collective income of the individuals of this nation as one large pot that belongs to the Government.
quote: Let me ask you something, who's taxes were increased specifically because I got a mortgage deduction?
quote: From what I have read up on this "credit", it seems that what you get is $7500 taken off what you owe the government. If I only owe the government $5400 in taxes this year and I buy a Nissan Leaf then I essentially owe $0 taxes but do not get the remaining $1100 back as a refund.
quote: This is the whole thing I do not understand about all of the outrage on this.
quote: It's meant to keep EVs afloat until prices drop. It worked.
quote: At least tuition tax credit, or kid credits, or whatever, have some kind of basis in something valid.
quote: But a tax credit for buying an EV? Please. The one and only reason that tax credit exists is because EVs are a product that can't compete based on their own merits. Ergo, they should just fail in the marketplace...until such time as such a product *can* be made that *can* compete on it's own merits.
quote: Can we stop regurgitating this FUD?
quote: I hope you never bought a house and received a new house tax credit or you are just a raging hypocrite.
quote: Or went to school and received an tuition tax credit.
quote: Or paid into a retirement account and received a tax credit.
quote: Or had a child and qualified for a tax credit.
quote: You don't get to choose which ones are ok vs. which ones are not.
quote: Yeah, and I'm sick of paying extra for you to get a tax break on your house while I rent.
quote: Oh, I'm sorry....this only applies to things YOU don't want to pay for?
quote: You don't even pay taxes on an apartment, wtf!?
quote: Actually as a citizen, a taxpayer, and voter..yeah, I do
quote: Nice talking point you guys are running with, but it's a complete red herring. Only an idiot (you guys) would even try to pretend that's analogous to subsidizing EV sales!
quote: The taxes I pay on my house, even after deductions, would make your freaking head spin! You don't even pay taxes on an apartment, wtf!?
quote: I'll be happy when everyone in cities drives EV cars and the air is cleaner. We'll save money medical bills for lung illnesses this way.
quote: It will prevent them.
quote: 300 mile battery packs are a waste.
quote: If you look at EV SALES, they're still pitiful compared to regular vehicles. Why is that? Could it be the range?
quote: I want a do-90%-of-everything I need car that requires NO GAS . Isn't that the whole point of EV's?
quote: It's a little known fact that LEAF drivers drive on average more miles per year than the national average for all vehicle types.