Sandy Could Force 250,000 Cars to Scrap Heap

By Bernie Woodall and Phil Wahba | November 8, 2012
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  • November 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    Agent says:
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    How about a new Cash for Clunkers program? We can give them new for old and then put them in a brand new Volt since they aren’t selling too well. Of course, they would first have to have electricity to plug into. Oops! That plan may not work.

    • November 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm
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      “Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs’ said the man building an ELEVATOR in his house for his CARS.

      • November 8, 2012 at 3:11 pm
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        If they had an elevator for the cars, they could have gotten them off the street so they wouldn’t have been damaged. They could bring them back down after several weeks when the power was restored, then try to find a gas station that could pump. What a plan!

        • November 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm
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          Yes but Ann won’t be taking any FEMA money, will she?

          • November 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm
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            They gave Katrina victims $2,000 living expenses right a way. Then, they bought a bunch of trailers to give them housing. Some of those trailers were later auctioned off at a big loss. FEMA is not known for their efficiency, but they know how to spend out money, don’t they?

          • November 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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            No, but Ann got tax-payer funded Olympic money for her sissy dancing (loser) horse….

      • November 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm
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        Only one of his houses has a car elevator. In his other houses, the cars that live there have to take the stairs.

    • November 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm
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      Wouldn’t that be “Clunkers for Clunkers?”

  • November 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm
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    Remember the Carfax.

    • November 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm
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      But don’t take it as 100% accurate. I’ve seen too many that I knew for a fact were misleading or just plain wrong.

      • November 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm
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        VINs of damaged cars covered under a commercial policy are not all reported to a central claims data bases. Virtually all of consumer owed auto VINs are reported when a claim is made. Good bet that many of these will end up on Craigs list.

      • November 8, 2012 at 5:17 pm
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        Hey wvagent, What can you tell me about the news that Consol Energy announcing a big layoff at their mines in WV? I also noticed another one, Murray Energy based in Ohio doing the same thing. The radical run EPA is behind all of this and I don’t see how WV, Ohio or Pennsylvania will be able to operate with these massive layoffs. I assume Manchin won, but what is he doing to stop the EPA to shut down mines and plants? I think we are seeing the beginning of the layoff bomb. Our President thinks the private sector is doing “just fine”. Hmm! Perhaps he should take another look now that he doesn’t have to fly around on AF1 fundraising and campaigning anymore.

        • November 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm
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          Yep, more layoffs and more coming. Manchin won comfortably as expected, but so far we haven’t seen him stand up to EPA like he said he would. He’s proving what many people feared, he’s basically in Obama’s and Harry Reid’s pocket. This isn’t just a WV, KY, and PA problem, IN, IL, and WY are big coal producers as well so the layoffs will be wide-spread. Obama lost every county in WV, so we don’t expect a lot of sympathy.

          • November 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm
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            Thanks for confirming what I suspected was going on. I think the layoff boom is starting and many companies are giving pink slips because they know what is right around the corner. The Democrats answer is to raise taxes on small business and the successful and do more entitlements. All these coal families can apply for Social Security disability so they will have an income after they use up their 99 weeks.

        • November 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm
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          Radical run EPA? Tell that to the people of Kingston TN who had one billion gallons of toxic coal sludge explode on their town. A billion dollars to clean it up. Arsenic, selenium, lead. Billion gallons. “Do away the useless EPA and their radical agenda”. What’s so radical about legislating safety? Should companies just be allowed to drill and mine with only their ‘corporate conscience’ leading them?

          • November 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm
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            No, they should be allowed to drill and mine with their own self-interest leading them. That’s why a free market works so well. In a truly free market, nobody can be successful in the long run (which is what people acting in their own self-interest strive for) if they don’t provide goods that consumers want, respect the property rights of others, and avoid the horrible PR that comes with the kind of mishap that you mentioned. When you count on the government, on the other hand, politics and corruption will always rule the day.

  • November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm
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    In case you’ve never run across it, the NCIB (National Insurance Crime Bureau) has a website that has a VIN checker. It checks for whether the auto is listed as stolen, or has a brand on the title, such as salvage or flood loss

    https://www.nicb.org/theft_and_fraud_awareness/vincheck

    It’s worthwhile using, especially after an incident like this.

    • November 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm
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      Thank you for this data!

  • November 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm
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    Before they had all the laws that required info to be disclosed if a car had been damaged, I bought a used vehicle. Nothing was said about a prior accident and it looked good. After a few years, the paint on one fender started fading and I realized it had been replaced and repainted. Luckily, it wasn’t something that jeopardized safety, but had I known about it, I wouldn’t have bought the vehicle. It did detract from the resale value. We live and learn and now all I buy are new vehicles with almost no miles on them so I know for sure what the history is.

  • November 9, 2012 at 9:20 am
    Roland says:
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    Anybody who thinks this is a “silver lining” should Google “broken window fallacy.”

    • November 9, 2012 at 9:59 am
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      Thanks for the info Roland. Yes, it is very instructive on how the left thinks about economics and the way the country operates. After all, we have a VP who thinks we have to spend more to keep from going bankrupt. He thinks taxes should be raised by $1Trillion to solve our economic crisis. We are going to see in the next 60-90 days what will be coming down. It will not be a pretty picture for the American People.



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