How are these programs being paid for? I want to assume it is with tax money since they are being put out by the government, but I am not 100% sure.
The issue I have and the reason I ask is because I do not think these are fair programs if they are tax funded. $8000 would have helped my husband and I a lot when we bought our 1st house 18months ago and the $4500 would have made us able to buy a more fuel efficient, better for the environment car than the one we bought last month. I don't understand how the house program can only be for people buying their 1st house, and the car program just comes out all of a sudden to 'help' people. Why do those people get help and those of us who have been saving up to afford what we have don't get any credit for that? Its really wrong if our tax money is helping others and we do not get any help for being responsible
Asked by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Aug. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by mom2twobabes at 12:07 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:25 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by GailllAZ at 12:31 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
It's not fair. My son is 21 and he has been able to buy a house with a downpayment grant and will get the tax credit. He is getting a house in Tucson with a pool, a new kitchen, all new floors, new room, new Trane furnace and AC. His payments will be around $500. He was able to be in the right place in the right time and with a lot of work on our part and a great real estate person we made it happen. With the tax credit he will be able to pay off all his credit cards, buy a nice used car, and new furniture.
NO this is not fair and its setting people up in a FALSE sense of security that the economy is good when its NOT.
Its the vultures that get the remains of those that are destroyed.
Answer by tyme4me2day at 12:45 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by dianna2402 at 1:23 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
The Cash for Clunkers program was a stroke of genius. It boosted auto sales ENORMOUSLY. And with more fuel efficient cars on the road, gas prices might stay relatively low. This is great news for anyone in the auto industry right now. Is it fair? I don't see it as unfair. Right place at the right time. That's how a lot of things are in life anyway.
This just goes to show how the economy is a situation where you will never please everyone though. I could have used a hefty tax credit when I bought my house. I would love to take advantage of the cash for clunkers program, but it's not possible right now. But for those who do.... Good for them. The flip side is that I have a home and a decent car that I'm lucky to have in these times.
Answer by goddessmonica at 1:28 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Yep, its the scavengers who get the meat.....
Answer by tyme4me2day at 1:31 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by mrssundin at 1:32 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Answer by dianna2402 at 1:34 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
HOW IS THIS A HANDOUT???? Someone please explain why these are "bad" programs.
Answer by goddessmonica at 1:41 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
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