We reported yesterday, like every other news agency and blog in the free world that the “Cash for Clunkers” program had run out of money and was being terminated by the government. Mysteriously, there has been a “Cash for Clunkers” extension in about a 24 hour period with $2 billion more dollars. Hmmmm.
Does anyone else find it odd that this government program designed to have you driving some piece of garbage that you wouldn’t otherwise drive has miraculously been allocated $2 billion dollars in less time than it would take for me to bum $20 bucks off my brother?
As reported here by Bryan, the “Cash for Clunkers” program was dead in the water, no money, tapped out, $1 billion gone. But now, after blogs like ours, news outlets, and talk radio began to speculate just how bad a government run healthcare system might be under the same clowns, they rush through $2 billion extra dollars before the August recess.
Perhaps even funnier was all of the confusion that the democrats in congress were operating under; some were saying the program was terminated, some were saying it wasn’t. Congress was reporting a deal had been reached for $2 billion in extra funding at the same time Obama was “working” on a bi-partisan agreement to extend the program.
Do you ever get the feeling that you’re being played like a violin? I do, and Obama is the musician on this one. Like we reported before, this isn’t really about getting consumers into a new car and it certainly isn’t about saving the car companies. Most dealers are reporting trouble even being reimbursed for their trouble. This is all about control; they love the fact that they are driving consumers to buy little cars that they want them to drive. Mostly for environmentalist wacko reasons; if that were not true, the rebate would be for “any” car, no strings attached.
The government, especially Obama and the democrats didn’t want egg on their face. That’s exactly why there is a “cash for clunkers” extension, to save face.
Cash for Clunkers Scam