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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:53 PM
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With congress and the president both on vacation, to whom will the auto dealers beg and whine for
extension of their welfare checks tomorrow night?
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 03:57 PM
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1. Indeed; and alas; what will those lazy, sniveling, shiftless auto workers
and parts manufacturers and car salespeople and secretaries and mechanics complain about now? So what if some people got their jobs back as a result of some stupid commie nazi socialist liberal government program? Who are THEY to complain?

:sarcasm:
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:05 PM
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2. I think Phase 2 will be pretty high on the list when the session resumes...
An overwhelming success like this will demand a sequel. Might have some modifications, perhaps allowance for used cars, or broader guidelines for "clunkers" or even an extra "buy American" incentive (if you got an extra $1000 to buy a Ford/Chevy/Chrysler rather than an import, would that sway your decision?). Might also have some way of finding a "good home" for the better clunkers -- a "clunkers for junkers" program where low-income people could turn in the REAL junk deathtraps they rely on, and exchange it for one of the "clunkers" that might be on the better end of the mileage/condition scale.

But it will DEFINITELY have the funding for the program to run its course.

There may also have to be an "emergency" allowance for the dealers who made deals during phase 1, but had the reimbursement pool dry up on them.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-23-09 04:12 PM
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3. I was a laid off truck driver for the auto industry. This cash for clunkers
got me back to work. Trickle up economics has always made more sense!
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