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News from a \"New\" :D (Cash for Clunkers Law)
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* June 20, 2009, 02:39:02 AM
Hello Everyone! Charlz here! glad to be part of this community! :D

Did some of you guys heard this stuff:

The House approved a \"cash for clunkers\" bill that aims to boost new auto sales by allowing consumers to turn in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for vouchers worth up to $4,500 toward more fuel-efficient vehicles. President Barack Obama has encouraged Congress to approve consumer incentives for new car purchases as part of the government\'s work to restructure General Motors and Chrysler. The House approved the bill 298-119.

What\'s your point of view about this issue? hmmm....-_-\'\'


and feel free to drop a comment! Have a great day!

From a newbie \"Me\"

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* June 22, 2009, 02:56:09 PM
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I don\'t know about this - something that has popped up a few times before but never really seen the light of day - until now.  

Sounds really good on paper - but what will this really accomplish?  Where are they getting money to subsidize this program?  What are they going to do about the old cars that are turned in?  Will this really help the automakers, the environment, public safety, etc. of put more a of a burden on the taxpayer\'s shoulders?  How will they prevent potential abuse of the system?  If the owners of the \"clunker\" cars could not afford to upkeep the car, would a small subsidy afford them to a new car?

Lots of questions - no definite answers.  To me, this sounds like a definite fail proposal.  A lot of resources spent on something that would only legitimately benefit a handful of people.  If the wanted to really help out - they should subsidize tuneups on the gross polluters.  For ones that get dismal fuel economy, the generaly public should not shoulder the costs for someone elses short-sidedness.

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* January 02, 2010, 03:44:31 AM
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So far, this nutso/worthless Clunker thing, has gone dormant again, but unless your so-called Representatives hear regularly, and often, from ALL \'Vehicle Enthusiasts\', this Clunker thing will find yet another excuse for rising from the dead yet again.

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