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More proof our government is a sham cannot run a thing well so why do some of you want more of the same?

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York dealership group says hundreds of its members have left the Cash for Clunkers program, citing delays in getting reimbursed by the government.

The president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association says about half its 425 members have stopped offering rebates from the program because they can no longer afford them.

Mark Schienberg says the group's dealers have been repaid for only about 2 percent of the clunkers deals they've made, leaving many short on cash.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Aug. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (10)
  • The program offers up to $4,500 to shoppers who trade in gas guzzlers for a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Dealers pay the rebates out of pocket then must wait to be reimbursed by the government, but administrative snags have created a bottleneck in unpaid claims.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:31 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Why give the government control of our healthcare why give them anymore control of anything?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • The private sector has run it so well that many Americans can't afford it, many are being bankrupted by it and many more are being dropped even though they paid for it because they are sick and their care is deemed a liability.......Lets let them keep running it, eventually only the top 5% will be able to afford it

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:44 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • How about we have reform WITHOUT government take over? So you want to trade one mess for a total wreck? Really you are not making any sense.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • We shut it down at our dealership and even if we do get the money from the Government we will not reinstate this. We only did about 20 deals. None bought more fuel efficient cars they were buying trucks and larger cars. We could not salvage the cars and are still not sure what to do with them at this point. Many dealers are simply dumping them in the landfill. This plan is a huge failure as will the healthcare they are peddling right now.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • lots of dealers near charlotte, nc have also quit due to not being reimbursed in a timely manner and paperwork drama. i know the government can't control it and i don't think they need to experiment with health care.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Instead of creating jobs, it will be loosing jobs. If the reimbursements don't come, these dealers will have to lay off people. Instead of the program costing $6 billion, it will cost $12 billion to cover all of the unemployment claims, more factory shut downs, and on, and on.........

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:52 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • As dealers go out of business and cars salesman apply for unemployment, Obama will talk about how successful the plan has been. Puuf!

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:51 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • Just another example of "look what we did for you", Woo Hoo, but in actuality, it may or may not be the truth...

    Answer by agentwanda at 11:10 PM on Aug. 19, 2009

  • It caused GM to bring back 1350 employees

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:35 AM on Aug. 20, 2009

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