Monday, May 26, 2008

Want To Go Green? Clear Your Savings, Up Your Credit Limit and Bring Your First Born -- Oh, And Don't Forget To Bend Over

Wondering what's next on the "gettin f**ked in the pocketbook" horizon? We're there already with gas, groceries, energy, popcorn (yes, as in movie popcorn) and just about every other day to day consumer necessity.

By now everyone is wondering how best to cut back, to save, to get ahead, to go green, conserve, to do one's part, all to make rent or mortgage or, god forbid, feed the kids, or start playing the responsible earth steward.

Right?

Well, the auto dealers have now jumped on the bandwagon to get a piece of the "rape the public's pocketbook" bandwagon.

See link below. It's disgusting yet hardly surprising that corporate capitalism (I know, some call it simple economics -- I call it the simple greed) continues at its best in this every man for himself, survival of the fittest, social darwinistic, dog eat dog, screw 'em all world.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2008/05/26/lawrence.small.cars.cnn

2 comments:

Bike Jax said...

That CNN story is complete bull. I have several friends with hybrids. Non of which payed sticker or over.

The last 2 each just purchased a Prius in within the last month. They had plenty of models to chose from. They both only paid 21k. Which is well be low sticker.

Colony said...

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bal-cars0526,0,5797916.story

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/daily-news/080428-Small-Car-Demand-Keeps-Prices-High/

http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=AP&date=20080521&id=8674390

Maybe CNN went hyperbolic (or maybe not, but rather just picked a bigger sticker market to spotlight), but I'm not sure it's fair to say it's complete bull.