Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hey, do you know what might be a fantastic way to stimulate the economy…?

… by banning aftermarket car parts, that’s what.

The State of Oregon is considering legislation that would prohibit the sale of parts that are part of a cottage industry down here with the kids and their Honda Accords and Toyota Celicas.

It also represents a backdoor attempt at regulating emissions as the product in the bulls eye of the legislation are tires and what some believe is an increase in rolling resistance with some aftermarket brands (and here we thought it was merely proper inflation that was the key to max fuel mileage).

All this to say, as states like California that already carry the nation’s highest gas, sales and income tax and which despite that still possess a $47 Billion debt, consider even more taxes (ahem, fees), there appears to be a myriad of options for the states to explore and execute to help us out of this recession.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've gotta tell ya, this is all so discouraging. We kick and scream and holler, but the state and feds are still feeding us nonsense.