Saturday, October 24, 2009


I've never played any golf, except for some Putt-Putt when the kids were younger, and once on the side of a mountain down in Tennessee somewhere.

I never tried the real game because it seemed like it took up a lot of time, and because people seem to get obsessed with it, and also because it always seemed kind of expensive for a working man.

Apparently, the expensive part just got a little less expensive.

According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, golfers are now eligible for free golf carts, thanks to the President's stimulus plan. The plan offers a federal tax credit of up to $5500.00 towards the purchase of an electric vehicle.

Some enterprising linksters have discovered that they can couple the federal tax credits with state tax credits, slap a rearview mirror and an extra seatbelt on a golf cart, and drive it away for nothing. And since there is no limit on how many can be bought, it could be a good time to do some Christmas shopping for the wife and kids, also.

Probably the worst part of the whole deal is that it doesn't really suprise any of us.

We've come to expect it.



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