Feb 3, 2009

The Senate blows a big one

The AP reports:

The Senate voted Tuesday to give a tax break to new car buyers, setting aside bipartisan concerns over the size of an economic stimulus bill with a price tag approaching $900 billion. The vote was 71-26 to allow many car buyers to claim an income tax deduction for the cost of automobile sales taxes and interest payments on car loans.

That loud scream you just heard in the distance was Jim Kunstler and the rest of the sustainable cities /new urbanism movement.

So where's the change when we keep on encouraging the types of behavior that got us into this mess in the first place? What's next, a new tax incentive for home buyers?

Oops, one of those is in the news feed, too.


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