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What do you think about dealers not being paid yet for Cash for Clunkers?

Do you think it is right that they have had to wait this long so far?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:56 AM on Aug. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • 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 ...
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:02 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • WOW never thought of it that way
    Anonymous

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

  • Oh I promise this is just the Governments way of sticking it even more to dealerships. It is unbelievable how many of the claims were denied because of " errors" on the forms. It all sounds too convenient.
    Anonymous

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

  • What? A goverment program is failing to do what it said it would do the way they said it would? How ever could that be? The government never screws up leaving the people with the mess.

    (please not the SARCASM)
    lanimommy81

    Answer by lanimommy81 at 2:14 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • "without all the outcry that erupted when the gov't ordered all those dealerships to be just shut down. "

    Chrysler is now looking at re-opening 140 of them. http://www.autoloandaily.com/breaking-news/1707-chrysler-plans-to-open-140-new-dealerships

    In some ways, I think the auto dealerships were like Starbucks or Krispy kreme franchises...they multiplied like rabbits when times were good. When they went bad, all three dwindled. Which is how I understood capitalism to work?
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:34 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • Exccellent point, Waldorf! Really makes me think!
    sunnymom3

    Answer by sunnymom3 at 9:10 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • Well, for a plan that was supposed to help the car industry, it's failing. If the dealers can't pay their employees or rent because of the government's failure to pay, it only hurts our economy more.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:36 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

  • It's sadly predictable.....That's what happens when the government runs something other than what the Constitution states it should run.....Too much red tape, too much paperwork, too much beauracracy. Does anyone wonder where all the money for C4C is going if it's not going to the dealerships? Didn't they just vote in another 2 billion because the program was out of money?

    And people want the government to take over healthcare when it can't even handle "Cash for Clunkers?" LOL Next we'll have "Healthcare for Clunkers".....LOL

    Imogen13

    Answer by Imogen13 at 11:06 AM on Aug. 18, 2009

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