More Marxist Redistribution of Wealth using our Tax system.
It was a $1 billion PR stunt.
A nation that destroys perfectly good cars, and taxes the public $4500 each time it does so, in order to diminish a “global warming” that doesn’t exist, is a nation that has clearly lost its mind.
It would be interesting to learn how many of these new cars were bought from GM and Chrysler.
If the government can screw up a program like cash-for-clunkers imagine what they can do when they run healthcare.
And your rank and file leftist won’t make any connection between this and the inevitable failure of socialist healthcare.
The demand for something “free” is infinite. Like gravity, it’s not just a good idea, it’s the “law”.
Other people’s money. Of course this is going to be a popular program. They are giving away money via the car dealers.
Is that a record?
On average there were ONLY twelve $4,500 “deals” per dealership in the US. And if we ask which “deals” were honored - and in what zip codes - we’ll be called racists...
I am in a crazy situation due to the cash for clunkers program. i bought a new honda fit on wednesday before the official date of Friday 23rd for kickoff. the law clearly states that a dealer that wrtes a contract before the final rule was issued must assume the full responsiblility for getting the rebate from the government. i signed the contract and turned over my clunker that meets all requirements and wrote them a check for the balance. my check has cleared and they now want me to sign some papers accepting full responsibility for them getting paid by the government or else they want the new car back. i told them to take a hike and they are threatening to snatch the new car. At this point, the new car is locked in my garage and i have told them that i will give them a very short timeframe to deliver my title and then i will file a fraud claim against them under the provisions of the CARS act and start filing whatever other claims i can file for free prior to lawyering up.
this is good actually especially since this news broke yesterday/today and will drive bam’s poll numbers even lower, ya’ think?
936,400 votes as of 10:00 am, 7.31.09
Q. The president's progress with the battered economy has been both praised and criticized. How well are his efforts measuring up with you?
Extremely well. We are undoubtedly moving in the right direction. 14%
Fairly well. There's still a long way to go. 9%
Not well at all. His plans are hurting more than helping. 76%
Not sure/No opinion. 2%
What a joke. This billion dollars is more than the stimulus package. Gone in a week. That’s 222,000 cars sold and free money to those with clunkers(ie. democrats). And they are voting to double it. All funded by increased national debt.
I was so proud of her!
I can’t believe the great looking “clunkers” that are being traded in. Most look much better than the 81 truck and 90 Honda I have, both of which are paid for and run great.
I was really offended to see that the “clunkers” have to been completely destroyed and their parts cannot enter the secondary marketplace, artificially driving up the cost of parts for those who see no need to buy a new car or truck that only gets 2 MPG better than their old truck.
And what happened to “Reduce, REUSE, RECYCLE” and how does the environmental cost of manufacturing brand new cars beat the cost of reusing an older car with many more years of life?
Per WJR radio Detroit, congress is rushing though, another 2 Billion for this program.
Don’t see how this well help me get a job however, (or anyone else unemployed)?