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 Post subject: Cash for Clunkers ending
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:15 pm 
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They sold 457,000 cars with $1.9 billion in rebates

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The $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program will shut down on Monday, the government said Thursday.
Officials decided to wind down the program, which Congress passed to spur flagging auto sales,
after determining that it would soon run out of money.

The program proved wildly popular, running through its initial $1 billion in its first week
and leading lawmakers to approve an additional $2 billion in funding on Aug. 7.


So why are we ending it - is this another Democratic surrender?

The right-wing liars have been screaming about the cost of this program which
may end up saving Detroit, but it also saved tens of thousands of jobs in the car
industry as well as in glass plants, electronics, the tire and rubber industry, leather seats,
plastics and steel, XM-Sirius Satellite Radio - the list goes on and on.

So it's a little expensive, but we should ask, "Compared to what?"


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Bush gave Colgate $300M and who did they hire? Nobody!


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Bush gave his crooked Enron friends $772M and who did they hire? Nobody!


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Bush gave Ford $5.5 billion and who did they hire? Nobody!


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Bush gave those corporate robbers $25.5 billion and who did they hire? Nobody!

But when Obama gives a half a million families new, fuel-efficient cars while saving tens of thousands of jobs
for $2 billion the right-wing loons go crazy and make the president out to be some crazy, big spender.

Why won't somebody list the damn facts?

Plus, I don't know - did Bush give them that much every year he was in office?


http://www.bartcop.com/list-the-facts.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Cash for Clunkers ending
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:04 pm 
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Great post, annie!

Indeed...why is the program ending? Was this a "limited time offer?" that has run out of its allotted time? If it's doing good for the economy, why stop it, even if there was an embedded time limit within the bill itself? With 59 Senate votes, seems to me time limits can be extended. It seems to me also that the Dems in Congress really should be showing a hell of a lot more toughness than they've shown so far, and not just about this. If they don't it's going to be ugly, and all of the "hope" that we thought would bring RESULTS will have been lost.

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 Post subject: Re: Cash for Clunkers ending
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:50 pm 
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Great Posts Here..Are we going to have a boost to the appliance industry soon. I think it is on the slate for Sept or October where you get an energy conserving appliance rebate. I need a large Obama dryer to dry the clothes my George Bush Rebate washer has cleaned up. I think about 800. like the Bush rebate will do. Got any info on that ? I saw it on the nightly news.
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 Post subject: Re: Cash for Clunkers ending
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:41 pm 
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I read about the possible clunker appliance for a more energy efficient one, and hopefully it will happen. Sorry, can't remember where I saw the info. I could do with a new fridge.

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