Godfather wrote:Why the tax break?
you get the tax break because SUV use more gas, and he comes from a pro-oil background, meaning that spending more money on gas is good for the oil industry, so he allows those that purchase brand new SUVs to right off certain expenses during tax time.
On another note, I found this info on the popularity of the Escalade on another forum:
USA today says-
So many twentysomething African-American men have bought the 2002 Cadillac Escalade sport-utility vehicle that the age of the typical Escalade owner is 12 years younger than the average Cadillac buyer's age, 62. Because of the rappers and professional athletes who have bought the SUV, the average family income for Escalade owners is $150,000, about $30,000 more than the typical Cadillac buyer.
About 6.5% of Cadillac buyers are black, but 19% of Escalade buyers are black.
Six players on the Golden State Warriors professional basketball team have an Escalade. Of the six top draft picks for the Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos football teams, five bought Escalades with their new riches.
At least 10 rap songs, including one by Jennifer Lopez, mention Escalade. In music videos and live performances, rappers often drive Escalades.
Cadillac dealers say they sometimes toss teenagers out of showrooms because they spend too much time fawning over Escalades after school.