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Old 07-23-2009, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Another ill-conceived government program where you can receive up to $4,500 in vouchers to put towards a new car by trading in your old "gas guzzler". Sounds like a dream come true right? WRONG!!! First off, where do you think that $4,500 comes from? It's not magic money people. It's our tax dollars. And what irks me the most? That the program should have stipulated that the vouchers can ONLY be used on vehicles from GM, Chrysler or Ford. Instead, OUR tax dollars will be flowing into Japan, Korea, etc.

Thank you government...you're a big help!!!
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:01 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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We get it, you don't like Obama. Who's next? Forcing people to invest the voucher in American manufacturers would be unfair business practice. Just because you like it doesn't make it right.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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We get it, you don't like Obama. Who's next? Forcing people to invest the voucher in American manufacturers would be unfair business practice. Just because you like it doesn't make it right.
I VOTED FOR OBAMA!!!
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I VOTED FOR OBAMA!!!


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Old 07-23-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Well, then you can discount that part of my statement!
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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Another ill-conceived government program where you can receive up to $4,500 in vouchers to put towards a new car by trading in your old "gas guzzler". Sounds like a dream come true right? WRONG!!! First off, where do you think that $4,500 comes from? It's not magic money people. It's our tax dollars. And what irks me the most? That the program should have stipulated that the vouchers can ONLY be used on vehicles from GM, Chrysler or Ford. Instead, OUR tax dollars will be flowing into Japan, Korea, etc.

Thank you government...you're a big help!!!

That's a shortsighted argument. Yes, the profits ultimately end up back with the parent company, but at the same time, most cars are made here in the US and the parent company pays American workers to build them.

I don't really care about the multi-bazillionaire executives. I'm more concerned with the blue-collar guys and who puts the car together.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: southern california
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its a great idea for auto dealers if you have no car, then you will have to sign an IOU for another 30k to get one. DC is into credit card fevor and want you to do the same.
quickest way to convert a nation of free people into slaves--- debt.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I VOTED FOR OBAMA!!!

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Old 07-23-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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its a great idea for auto dealers if you have no car, then you will have to sign an IOU for another 30k to get one. DC is into credit card fevor and want you to do the same.
quickest way to convert a nation of free people into slaves--- debt.

Most people can't stroke a $15K, $20K, or maybe even $10K check.

There is nothing wrong with paying something out over time, as long as you stay reasonable about it.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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as a car enthusiast, i'm not a fan either. when someone can cash in that 'clunker' for $4500 vs selling it to an enthusiast to restore or use for parts, the choice is obvious. now, is every 'clunker' a vehicle that an enthusiast would want to restore? of course not. this certainly doesn't help, though.

Mike
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