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Cash for clunkers.  What do you think of it?

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      Tuliplady wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • I want to know where the government is getting the money to finance this farce.  

      I’ve also heard there’s a limit that the car you trade in can’t be over 25 yrs. old.  WTH!!!!!  So, I can’t trade in my gas guzzling ‘79?  Not that I was going to anyway, but if I were to take advantage of this program, that’s the vehicle I’d be wanting to get rid of.




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      UK Girl wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • Okay we have this in the UK and it’s a flop because the restrictions are so tight and no one wants a new car or to take on more credit ..... bright idea gone badly wrong here in the UK




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      Mzd3 wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • I think its a good idea for the people who can meet the restrictions and were planning on buying a new car anyway.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • I just feel for those who are falling for this bunch of crock, now knowing the state of the economy and people losing jobs daily how on earth do they expect to keep up the car payments in the event their jobs are lost?




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      Jgirl1331 wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • I don’t care for the fact that MY TAX DOLLARS are going to purchase cars for other people..this money can go to a much better purpose..such as helping children or the elderly.

      I would LOVE to purchase a new car with help from the government.  My car gets 2mpg too much to qualify and it’s actually hot a clunker.  I can’t seem to get a good deal, yet all of these other people can breeze in and get a government subsidy.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • I want to know how many people have been able to manipulate the system and get something they‘re not really entitled to or need. Isn’t that how this works? Just another debt for our kids and grandkids - after they allocate the additional 2 billion. How long will it take to go through that? The first billion lasted all of 4 days.




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      Tuliplady wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • I just can’t believe people are willing to put this country BILLIONS in debt just so they can get a brand new car.  And I can’t believe our congress is short sighted enough that they willing put our country billions more in debt for this!




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      Jgirl1331 wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • It’s OBSCENE if you ask me!  But then again, who am I to say.????




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      Janet Wooley wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • Tuliplady, your ? where is this coming from? Tax payers! And if thats not enough wait a minute we will print you some.




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      Janet Wooley wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • I have seen people trying to manipulate it already. There is a group of men I will not give race it’s not about that going around the neighborhoods putting notes on old cars, I will buy your car for cash. They then take the car to the dealers and buy a car and are reselling to the general public (sm used car dealership)




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      Jgirl1331 wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • LOL..Janet..too funny..I feel much better to know there are others who feel the same way!  I guess the thought behind the program was honorable, but in reality?  The program is pretty messed up!




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      Good2bme wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • On paper it sounds great.  The car dealerships are certainly getting over.  I read an article last night that said the recession ended in July, if the government keeps spending like this we will be back to square one.  

      I mean, who is all this spending really helping, in my opinion not the people that really need the help.




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      Anne E wrote Aug 7, 2009
    • I don’t think it’s the right way to spend our money right now.  People are being given $3500 for junky old cars if I understand the program right.  That’s a lot more than the cars are worth but not enough to buy a new car.  Maybe the $3500 should have to go towards the purchase of American cars so maybe GM won’t go bankrupt for good.




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      Mary Clark wrote Aug 8, 2009
    • We had a lady in our area who was on our local news to state she utilized the program....had the car a week...then the dealer called her and said she would have to bring it back because they couldn’t get the paperwork to go through and called the government to find out and couldn’t reach anyone live...left messages and could not get anyone to call them back.  She was having to take the car back!  

      So my question is if the government can’t run this program...can’t do the paperwork....can’t call anyone back...why do we think they are capable of handling our healthcare which will be sooooo much bigger because of the amount of people who will have to either use it or be forced to use it eventually?

      That money for this clunker program could have been used toward givning people vouchers for healthcare.




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      Jgirl1331 wrote Aug 8, 2009
    • Some interesting comments here...strange that I don’t see the strong support that I thought everyone would have for this program.  It seems that perhaps the rose colored glasses are coming off an everyone is starting to see the reality of the situation?

      I have to admit, very excellent feedback!  It’s amazing to me what go’s on in our government!




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      Deanna Moon wrote Aug 9, 2009
    • I need a newer car, mine is a 1994 on it’s last leg, I mean wheel.  My car doesn’t qualify because it gets 1 mile over the limit, unbelievable, and it has over 205,000 miles and isn’t considered a clunker.  It need brakes/struts/muffler system, etc..I can only trust it to drive locally! And yes, they should restrict it for use to buy American cars only, and dealers should not be allowed to go around buying private citizens cars to trade in..Just another Bullshit program to somehow make the rich richer probably. tongue out God forbid they should spend 3 or 4 Billion on Healthcare, which everybody needs. And who in our economy of normal status can afford a new car anyway, everybody’s holding on to every penny worryin about losin their jobs and their houses..Thank you Obama for already putting us even more Billions in debt in only a few months.  Politicians suck, and you can’t believe any of them, they just lie and lie and spend our money to make themselves and their cronies richer, and you think Bush was bad? Hah, Obama’s doing the same thing, isn’t he..And I voted for Obama..frown




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      Mary Clark wrote Aug 9, 2009
    • Deanna...I certainly do feel your pain.  I am in agreement with you....all politicians are nothing but crooks and we elect them.  

      I mean really why are we doing this when there are other things much more pressing?  That’s Obama....




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