Some older "Cash For Clunkers" links
A review reminds us of what a ridiculously conceived program Cash for Clunkers was, wasteful, subverted proper recycle channels, removed cars which would have been available at reasonable prices for poor people later, wasted govt funds aka tax monies, gave the biggest advantage to foreign car makers, ad infinitum...
Jesus took a few fish, turned into many fish, fed the multitude, then put them to work gathering up the leftovers.
Proving Jesus was a capitalist who created wealth from venture capital startup funds and returned it with interest to those who invested it in the first place, while also engaging in philanthropy. Liberals take a lot of fish from a lot of people, feed a few, waste the rest, then declare a miracle.
Car showrooms quiet after clunkers clamor ends
by EdHannigan - 9/21/09 4:57 AM
What did they think would happen?
Other car companies didn't embarass Obama
by James Denison - 3/25/10 12:40 PM
In Reply to: These days you have to watch every penny. by EdHannigan
Maybe I'm seeing more than is really there, but the timing of all this suddenly greater govt attention by NHTSA coincident with the CARS "Cash for Clunkers" which actually enriched Japanese car makers more than American has me wondering.
So, what did people turn in their clunkers for?
by Paul C - 9/2/09 4:40 AM
The results are in, and the usual suspects got most of the sales, it seems.
Not that anyone should be surprised at the results (no GM or Chrysler vehicles and only two Fords on the top 10 list); it's hard to make money selling small cars when your labor expenses are as swollen as the Detroit Three's are.
Clunker Waste Forces Foolish Recycle Approach
by James Denison - 10/24/09 2:48 AM
Another unintended consequence? Tossing away good parts that could have been salvaged. The War on America continues.....
Under the federal trade-in program, the cars are required to be crushed or shredded within six months of the date the vehicle is transferred from the dealership. Recyclers say the deadline -- even a few months away -- will be difficult to meet as they try to remove spare parts such as transmissions, front and rear axles, starters and alternators.
Hundreds of Auto Dealers Quitting CARS program.
by James Denison - 8/19/09 2:05 PM
...And this is just in one state so far.
Seems the slow rate of reimbursement, or paper work, or both, and maybe a loss of confidence in the program is causing some NY car dealers to say "no more" and pulling out of using the "clunker for cars" program to sell cars.
Gave Up Clunker, Now Losing New Car.
by James Denison - 12/1/09 7:00 AM
The second phase of "Cash for Clunkers"? Starting to sound like the Subprime Mortgage mess.
More people were late with their auto loan payments in the third quarter as job losses continued
An unforeseen result
by TONI H - 1/7/13 4:50 AM
Not only that, it hurt the inventory.....more people are hanging on to vehicles that are over 10 years old when they used to only hang onto them for an average of 8.
Clunker Cash for Vista Victims
by asc2078 - 10/22/09 5:35 AM
In keeping with the spirit of "Cash-For-Clunkers," We should all contact Microsoft and insist that they offer a cash back incentive for their clunker. They can call it "Cash-For-Vista-Victims."
Cash for Codgers
by EdHannigan - 8/20/09 7:56 AM
In Reply to: Cash for Clunkers Coming for Appliances Next by James Denison
President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Sen. Reed are expected to make this major announcement at a joint news conference later this week. I have obtained an advanced copy of the proposal which is named....
"CASH FOR CODGERS" and it works like this... Couples wishing to access health care funds in order to pay for the delivery of a child will be required to turn in one old person. The amount the government grants them will be fixed according to a sliding scale. Older and more prescription dependent codgers will garner the highest amounts.
Special "Bonuses" will be paid for those submitting codgers in targeted groups, such as smokers, alcohol drinkers, persons 10 pounds over their government prescribed weight, and
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