Can You Say “Incompetence”?

The “Cash for Clunkers” program, which was allegedly supposed to get inefficient vehicles off of the streets, but instead is a blatant incentive program for the ailing car business ( nothing wrong with that, just call it what it is), has now been suspended by the government, as it has run out of money.

The program, which was to run through October, has instead burned through all of the incentive money the government had allocated to assist the car dealers, as our citizens, addicted to buying things, any things, seized this opportunity to “move on up” to a new car. Don’t you just love that new payment smell?

“Cash for Clunkers” came to a screeching halt Thursday, after only six days on the road. 

In a shocker, the government announced it would suspend the program at midnight because demand was too great. 

It may have been the best $1 billion the government has spent so far this year. 

Business was humming at Crestmont Toyota/Volkswagen Thursday night as salespeople rushed back to work on news that the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program was being suspended. 

It’s the deal where you get up to $4,500 for your older low mileage beast if you buy a new car with more efficient fuel consumption. 

On Thursday night we learned the program was only good until midnight, all because of a backlog of red tape. So the salespeople were trying to get their deals through the government’s Web site. 

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Yes, instead of standing pat on cars that possibly were paid for, some people opted to place themselves in even more debt, despite the government’s largesse- which reminds me- I also own a piece of your new gubbmint car, so bring it over. I might need to take it out and race for pinks. A man’s gotta do something for money these days, and I can trade in what I win for money, right? 

No??

Well, at least we know that this is a well run government program, implemented with foresight,and… what?… they did what?…suspended the program- why? They ran out of money? Sheeee………..

“If they can’t administer a program like this, I’d be a little concerned about my health insurance,” car salesman Rob Bojaryn said. 

The “Clunkers” program was being administered by the National Highway Safety Administration, which has seemed overwhelmed from the get-go. Some in Congress are expected to push for expansion of the $1 billion budget on Friday. 

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Well, so much for the dream that the new government would know what they are doing- now that we know better, we the people need to spend this August recess of Congress peppering our representatives with our views on the abortive Healthcare bills that they are considering.

There should be No government interference in our system, no “public option”, and especially no page 245, where the government comes in to tell you all about your options on ending your life, so as to save money.

There should be no government entity that is required to come to your house and tell you how to parent in the optimum way (according to these government people), or get in your face when you have to make the decisions that affect your family.

After all, if the government can’t even give away cash competently, how can you expect them to do anything more complicated, such as look over your wellness, and that of your family?
Blake

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One Response to “Can You Say “Incompetence”?”

  1. Blake says:

    This program may have helped the auto industry- the jury is still out on that, but it is strictly limiting choices that some poorer people need to make- they cannot afford new cars, and now they have less choice in used cars to choose from, since the “clunkers” cannot be resold except as scrap.
    This hurts poor people disproportionately- thanks Hussein, you’ve hurt the people you say you are trying to help.
    Way to go.