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Petition started to change gray market exemption from 25 to 15 years


“A group of enthusiasts have started a We The People petition urging the Executive Branch in Washington to stop using what it says are Homeland Security funds to police gray-market vehicles. The petition also seeks to have the federal gray market exemption age reduced from 25 years old to 15 years old. As of right now, any vehicle imported into the U.S. must be able to comply with our government’s safety and emissions standards unless they are 25 years old or older, making it nearly impossible for the importation of newer vehicles on an individual basis. The petition declares that the 25-year rule was originally adopted at the behest of automakers like Mercedes-Benz.
Automotive history buffs may recall that in the ’80s, Benz only offered Americans the lackluster 380SEL while the rest of the world enjoyed the 500SEL. As a result, a massive gray market erupted for the more powerful sedan, and by some estimations, 22,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles floated in outside of the dealer network in a single year. That caused the company to lean heavily on lawmakers to shut the import door.
The White House has agreed to respond to any We The People petition that accrues 25,000 signatures in a month. So far, this particular effort has only gained just under 5,000 names. Head over to the We The People site to check out the petition and add your own name to the effort if you agree.”


SIGN HERE!!!!!!!;
http://wh.gov/b6q
 

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Make sure not to check the "send me information" box, or you will be bombarded with propaganda from the "Che Obama" regime . . .

I actually don't know if this is a useful tool to get this process changed, or just a propaganda stunt from the regime. Just picked the link up from the G Wagen Forum.
 

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I am a 53 year old small business owner from Oklahoma City. I find your "Che Obama" comment to be racist, republican party exaggerations. Please note that the rule you are espousing be overturned was implemented by the republican party administration of President Ronald Regan.
 

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Definitely a political opinion which does not belong here. I doubt it was intended as racist.
Only the OP knows for sure.
I agree the statement belongs in OT. Not here.
 

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Jeff in OKC - labeling me a racist highlights your ignorance - "Che" was a well know socialist as many believe Obama is - my comment had nothing whatsoever to do with race. However, thanks for sharing your age and the fact that you are a business owner from Oklahoma - truly critically important information.

This petition should be of interest to vintage MB collectors as loosing the gray market rules is in all our interests as we look to bring in euro-only models such as the 500SL, etc., so I would maintain it is an appropriate post in the 107 forum.
 

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Make sure not to check the "send me information" box, or you will be bombarded with propaganda from the "Che Obama" regime . . .

I actually don't know if this is a useful tool to get this process changed, or just a propaganda stunt from the regime. Just picked the link up from the G Wagen Forum.

I sure will be glad when you guys loose this coming election cycle in another "thumpin" and finally tone back on the hateful rhetoric and the need to hold things up for the good of your own party:rolleyes::crybaby2:

Sorry....had to say it. ib4TL
 
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