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  • Wasserman-Schultz IT Aides Ran Shady "CIA" Car Dealership, Borrowed $100K From Hezbollah Fugitive

    12/25/2017 6:37:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
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  • How Did The Awan Family Become Respected And Trusted Washington Insiders?

    08/01/2017 3:08:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Imran Awan was born in Pakistan in 1980. He sought his education in Information Technology. He first came to Capitol Hill in 2004 working for Florida Democrat Robert Wexler. He has worked as a shared employee for Democrats as an information technologist for 13 years. He is a Pakistani immigrant, who made his home in the US in Lorton, Virginia. He has actually provided technical support for 25 other House Democrats working as a shared employee. He, also, managed to get his wife, HIna Alvi, on the House payroll. Then his brother, Abid Awan, then Abid’s wife, Natalia Sova became...
  • Were Republican-owned GM dealerships targeted for closure in 2010? (Video)

    05/17/2013 6:04:41 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Two members of Congress are asking if the Treasury Department disproportionately targeted more Republican or conservative owned auto dealerships during the government-lead restructuring of General Motors in 2009. reported today that Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Jim Renacci (R-OH) released a letter asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to release documents regarding the process and methodology that determined which GM dealerships were closed.
  • Pious coke dealers? Hezbollah: ‘the Gambinos on steroids’ (Operating in the U.S.!!!!)

    01/04/2012 7:33:08 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2012 | ONATHAN SCHANZER
    It’s hard to uphold a reputation as a devoutly religious terrorist group if you make millions selling cocaine. Just ask Hezbollah. Last month, the US government filed suit against a number of American and Lebanese businesses that allegedly helped bankroll the Lebanese terrorist group. The civil indictment in Manhattan blew the lid off a vast criminal network that included money-laundering, cocaine deals and more — including 30 US car dealerships that helped the group launder cash. As one investigator quipped, Hezbollah is the “Gambinos on steroids.” The indictment charges Hezbollah kingpin Ayman Joumaa with smuggling more than 100 tons of...
  • Obama's 'Mandate for Sacrifice' Costs Thousands of Jobs

    07/20/2010 6:30:44 AM PDT · by NMRed · 9 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2010 | William Tate
    As many as 100,000 Americans who lost their jobs, or will soon, because of GM and Chrysler dealership closings can thank Barack Obama and his "mandate for shared sacrifice," according to a top Obama official. In a scathing report on the federal auto industry bailout, Special Inspector General Neil M. Barofsky notes that the Obama administration rejected initial automaker plans which would have required relatively minimal dealership closings, insisting instead on far more drastic cuts -- as many as two thousand dealerships between the two corporations. (snip) And Barofsky's report even questions whether the closures would lead to any real...
  • Chrysler Dealer Striking Back (Video - Donofrio case)

    01/01/2010 10:58:05 AM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 1,228+ views
    Fox Business ^ | 12-29-09
    Video of James Anderer during “Bulls and Bears” – Fox Business News, December 29, 2009 Description: Former Chrysler Dealer Jim Anderer breaks down the continued legal action against the auto manufacturer.
  • Car czar, fishy closing of Chrysler and GM dealerships

    09/13/2009 7:20:57 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 18 replies · 2,174+ views
    unknown ^ | sometime | unknown
    Subject: Fw: Car czar To: This is unbelievable. This could be a scandal of epic proportions and one that makes Nixon's Watergate or Clinton's Monica Lewinsky affair pale by comparison. Why was there neither rhyme nor reason as to which dealerships of the Chrysler Corporation were to be closed? Roll the clock back to the weeks just before Chrysler declared bankruptcy. Chrysler, like GM, was in dire financial straights and federal government graciously offered to "buy the company" and keep them out of bankruptcy and "save jobs." Chrysler was, in the words of Obama and his administration, "Too big to...
  • Car dealers fight slow sales after end of Clunkers

    09/13/2009 1:54:37 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 45 replies · 1,544+ views
    YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. – As Gene Butman Ford opened its doors Saturday, salesmen outnumbered the shoppers looking at a depleted stock of cars and trucks, and it didn't appear that many customers were ready to buy. Like many dealers across the country, the dealership in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., west of Detroit, is suffering from a Cash for Clunkers hangover, and Sales Manager Paul Grahl isn't sure when it will end.
  • GM cutting most cadillac dealers

    09/07/2009 2:31:27 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 55 replies · 2,142+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | September 4, 2009 | Rich Kirchen
    General Motors Corp. is dropping the franchises of 70 percent of Cadillac dealerships nationwide and southeast Wisconsin is no exception, leaving only two area dealerships confirmed as continuing beyond 2010 — Metropolitan in West Allis and Crest in Brookfield. Metropolitan Cadillac, in fact, is running commercials urging customers whose dealers are closing to switch to its dealership. “My understanding is that there are a lot of Cadillac stores closing,” said Metropolitan president Max Stephenson. “The only two that are staying open are Metropolitan and Crest.” General Motors will not disclose the identities of dealerships that are closing. Only one area...
  • Front Page to Back Page to No Page: the Outrage that Went Away

    08/29/2009 9:38:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,071+ views ^ | August 28, 2009 | Dan Kennedy
    Immediately following Obama's coup at General Motors, and near-takeover of Chrysler as well, there was about two weeks of news coverage of the shocking number of dealerships summarily, and seemingly arbitrarily, put out of business. The demand for explanation of why and how one dealership was killed, while another was spared execution, was ever so briefly loud, then quieted, and finally silenced. This front page story moved to the back pages and, in short order, to oblivion - and the questions it raised were never answered. Case in point: Ron Marhofer, the owner of Marhofer Chevrolet in the little burg...
  • Obama's Cash For Clunkers: Dealers Reporting Cars Stolen By Consumers (1st Accepted-Later Rejected)

    08/24/2009 2:33:31 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 26 replies · 1,397+ views
    A coalition of consumer groups is calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure, as the agency winds down the Cash for Clunkers program, that dealers are not "double-dipping" and getting paid twice -- once by their customers and again by the government. During the past several weeks, the rejection rate for Cash for Clunkers transactions has hovered around 80 percent. Many dealers jumped the gun and entered into a high volume of contracts in July, before the rules governing the program were issued and before any deals were approved. Since then, the program has been overwhelmed, causing...
  • Video: Cash for Clunkers Hangover Coming as Sales Expected to Plummet

    08/23/2009 6:24:13 PM PDT · by wrrock · 14 replies · 1,157+ views
    Car Dealer Review ^ | 8/23/2009 | CDR
    * Dealer: Sales increase have been great, ‘like someone turning on a faucet’ * CEO: Clunkers hangover coming as future sales expected to plumet * Dealer: Great intentions, but not prepared for paperwork * Despite gains in fuel economy, program a small blip (fraction of 1%) of overall gains for the country Watch video:
  • NH customers asked to cover tab for clunkers

    08/22/2009 12:30:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 92 replies · 2,502+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Aug. 21, 2009 | TRENT SPINER AND MARK HAYWARD
    Frustrated with delays, rejections and computer-system crashes, several New Hampshire auto dealers are making car buyers pledge to cover rebates if the federal government doesn't come through with checks under the Cash for Clunkers program. Auto dealers say they are doing so because the federal government is a clunker when it comes to sending out rebate checks of $3,500 or $4,500 per car. The New Hampshire Auto Dealers Association created the draft agreement earlier this month and sent it to members, said President Peter McNamara. Some dealers aren't using the agreement. Others are negotiating the agreement into the deal. McNamara...
  • Clunkers Web Site for Dealers Restored After Crash

    08/21/2009 6:22:39 PM PDT · by wrrock · 5 replies · 421+ views
    CDR ^ | 8/21/2009 | CDR
    WASHINGTON — AUG 21, 2009 — The federal cash for clunkers Web site for dealers crashed for part of the afternoon because of the government’s efforts to increase online capacity during the final days of the program, a Transportation Department spokeswoman said. At 8:00 PM ET, the website was restored for most dealers. However, some dealers have been reporting sporadic outages.
  • Obama admin. to end cash for clunkers on Monday

    08/20/2009 5:34:23 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 103 replies · 5,806+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Aug 20, 2009 | KEN THOMAS and STEPHEN MANNING
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration plans to end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday, giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives. The Transportation Department said Thursday the government will wind down the program on Monday at 8 p.m. EDT. Car buyers can receive rebates of $3,500 or $4,500 for trading in older vehicles for new, more fuel-efficient models.</p>
  • Dealers stiffed as clunkers pile up

    08/20/2009 9:34:40 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies · 958+ views
    KRQE ^ | 8/20/09 | Alex Tomlin
    Some New Mexico auto dealers have backed out of the cash-for-clunkers program and more may do so as the federal government takes its time providing cash reimbursements. Dealers across the state are owed more than $3.6 million, according to a dealers' group which says that so far Uncle Sam has only written three checks totaling about $14,000.
  • Cash for Clunkers heading to junk yard

    08/20/2009 8:30:55 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies · 615+ views
    CNNMoney ^ | 8/20/09 | Chris Isidore
    Dealers are pulling out of the program due to worries about repayments and limited availability of fuel efficient cars. But customers are losing interest as well
  • Survey: Car Dealers say Clunkers a Failure as 97% Report Problems, Call for Program to Stop

    08/20/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT · by wrrock · 91 replies · 3,310+ views
    Car Dealer Review ^ | 8/20/2009 | CDR
    Survey of 800 Dealers: * 97% of dealers who responded, say the government is not reimbursing fast enough * 13% of dealers have dropped out the program because the government is not reimbursing fast enough and overall concern payment problems * 87% percent of dealers are concerned the money will be exhausted * 3% of CARS program deals have been reimbursed * 66% of dealers have not received one payment from the government Full survey results:
  • Car dealers steamed about slow pay on Cash for Clunkers

    08/19/2009 6:44:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,278+ views
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood assured car dealers Wednesday that they will be reimbursed for the money they have fronted to customers buying vehicles under the Cash for Clunkers program. LaHood was responding to complaints over a backlog of rebate payments. Dealers must cover customer rebates out of pocket and wait for reimbursement from the federal government. Some have said their reimbursement requests have not been approved, leading to a cash crunch. That’s key because dealers typically borrow money to put new cars on their lots and must repay lenders within a few days of a sale. “I know dealers...
  • NY dealers pull out of clunkers program

    08/19/2009 10:45:25 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 24 replies · 840+ views ^ | 8/19/2009
    A New York dealership group says hundreds of its members have left the Cash for Clunkers program, citing delays in getting reimbursed by the government. The president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association says about half its 425 members have stopped offering rebates from the program because they can no longer afford them.