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Cash for Clunkers: Dealers not being paid- News article

What are your thoughts?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:42 AM on Aug. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • One of the dealers here in town is no longer participating. They haven't received payment for any of their clunkers. They have had to resubmit about 90% of their requests and they are getting multiple denials. The owner said he wishes that he had never participated because the time involved to try and collect is going to cost more than the money they will ultimately collect.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:08 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • They'll get paid...good lord

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • oh really anon:43? Are you writing a check for it yourself? How would you know whether the dealers will get paid or not? Just because congress says so? Why are so many dealers NOT getting paid when they already should have? What confidence should they have in the gov't to follow through on their promises?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • We own a dealership and the Gov owes us 800k right now. It was all accepted but the money has not arrived. We have called and there are delays that could take a few months. Unlike many dealers who did not properly dispose of the vehicles and just chucked them into the local landfill we did and it cost us even more money. We are not participating now not worth it we may break even if we actually get the money. We are selling fewer cars but that is OK we are still selling and our used car lot is very busy right now.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:27 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • Here's my take on it:

    After watching this story develop for a couple of weeks, I am forced to ask this question:
    ...Do you suspect that this cash for clunkers program is getting used to nudge MORE independent businesses out of business?

    Independent businesses are the biggest obstacle to any gov't take-over, after all.

    So. Get them to put themselves on the hook for thousands, tens of thousands of dollars, and in the "confusion" and "unfortunate tangle of red tape & delays" they can be run out of business without all the outcry that erupted when the gov't ordered all those dealerships to be just shut down.

    This way, it doesn't LOOK like tyranny, but those pesky independent businessmen are moved out of the way ...

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:03 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • Doesn't surprise me. Their first mistake was trusting that the government would ever make good on the money. Very few dealerships around here would even particiapte because they didn't trust that they'd ever be reimbursed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:21 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • <<<<< My computer and I aren't getting along >>>

    ~Sure, let's give the government more control of healthcare, too~  ::insert sarcasm here::


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:22 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • Right grly lets all say YAAAAY yes yes give them our healthcare because as we can see they know what they are doing they run everything wonderfully...So how many doctors want to wait MONTHS before getting paid?

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:22 AM on Aug. 18, 2009