Posted 12 months ago on Feb. 1, 2014, 4:51 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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We ( the people the environment the world ) need true leadership to promote healthy change/growth.
So get together with all champions of the people/environment/world - champions like Bernie Sanders and new up and coming city council woman Kshama Sawant.
Provide concrete plans for the public to support/call for.
For instance - what is one of the most major problems in this country to date?
What could that be related to?
A Disposable Society?
Replace instead of repair or upgrade what one has?
Now consider - CARS - why in the hell should they be so easily disposed rather than repaired/upgraded?
How many people can actually afford to buy a new car? Once - not often - just once.
With all of the improvements made in the engine efficiency and in transmission efficiency = reduced pollution - reduced need to refill ( more mileage cleaner operation ). Why should replacement of a whole vehicle be necessary?
Don't we need employment opportunities?
What if an individual could get a low interest loan to upgrade their vehicle?
What if an individual could get a loan that they could pay with gas mileage savings?
What would that look like in employment opportunities? Shops all across the USA hiring mechanics for upgrade work. Machine shops all across the USA hiring workers to manufacture the upgrade parts.
Why should all of that processed metal ( engines transmissions etc ) be sold as scrap to foreign countries rather than reprocessed here for reuse?
These are the kinds of things that should be forwarded - for healthy growth as well as for a continuing transition away from massive fossil fuel use as technology gets better and alternatives to fossil fuel become available.
I have a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu - It has a 4 speed auto-matic transmission. The 2014 Malibu has a 6 speed auto-matic transmission = improved performance ( less gas burned ). Why shouldn't I be able to buy that new transmission and have it installed? For 1 it was not made to fit my car - but it could be. My car is in excellent condition - why should I not be able to improve it's performance? I am living on disability - so I will never be able to afford a new efficient vehicle as they become available - but - if I could get a low ( purpose tied ) interest loan for a couple of grand - and if the parts were available for purchase - well then - I could someday afford to upgrade - not replace - UPGRADE. How many millions of people are in the same position?
Thimk about it. Hey?