Friends tend to make fun of my car. Granted, it is dented, scratched and old. But in my house, we tend to buy our cars, pay them off and then drive them until they fall apart.
So imagine my surprise when I was sitting in a California state Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee hearing on Senate Bill 350 and heard a legislator pontificate that if every Californian would just make it their business to drive a Fiat hybrid, the “greenhouse gas problem” would be solved. Apparently, the lease payments are “only around $197,” a payment that “every Californian should be able to afford.” Continue reading