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Cash for Clunkers, have people forgotten this?
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So, some of you guys know my situation, some don't.

Long story short I am a single dad with custody of my two elementary age girls.
My mom helps as much as she can but is at retirement age and not in the greatest health.
She walks about a mile every morning to help the girls get ready for school, not because I can't get them ready, but because she wants to.
She walks to the doctor during the day, the store, etc...
If I'm home I let her use my truck or give her a ride and that's no problem.
With gas at $4.00 a gallon, I simply cannot afford to have her drive me to work and then come pick me up later.
I end up having to miss work when the girls get sick so they can get to the doctor.

She really needs her own car.
I get no child support because even though there is a court order the court just keeps kicking the can down the road letting my girls mother accumulate arrears into the thousands.
I was expecting large amounts of overtime this summer but the job we had been counting on fell through because the lumber/timber industry is just not back to where it should be. Nobody building means no timber needs cut means I'm stuck hauling paperwood one trip a day. 35 hours a week keeps the bills paid, but that's all.

So I started looking for a car but knew right away I was in for a tough time because of all those cars that were scrapped with the help of tax dollars.
Who exactly benefited from that program?
The car dealers?
The finance companies?
The car companies?
The scrappers and the Chinese that most of the steel was probably sent to?

The supply of $1000 cars is nonexistent even now, a few years after the give away.
I was a mechanic for years, I can fix things but rotted out frames and blown engines are what is out there.
I'm at the point where I was able to start buying the guns back that I had to sell off and now here I am figuring I'm going to be in selling mode again before winter.


Just something to think about and to mention to the flaming libs in your life when they go off on how Obama is soooo for the little guy and poor.
How is a poor person going to afford a $5000 car to get a job when a guy working can't?
Seems to me that GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Subaru, Honda, etc... as well as the banks, dealers and Chinese all made out but the very people that depended on these cars were left high and dry.
And actually, IIRC, Toyota made out the best.
High school and college kids, low income people and the working poor are left to walk or go in debt for more than they can afford due to this presidents piss poor ideas.


Sorry for the rant, just something that's been pissing me off.
Some people need to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976021/ref=...jwbZH1GAZF

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#2
You're racist for not buying a new Obamamotorwerks Dudmobile. Your unwillingness to take out a car loan you can't afford, makes His Oneness look bad. Dodgy
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#3
I worked for a dealership when that whole fiasco went through.

I saw several cars. Two that stand out in my mind, a 92 la sabre. Only had around 45k miles on it. That would have been a fantastic car for anyone needing wheels. Even a high school kid would be lucky to have something like that.

And a 96 cavalier. Not a scratch on it, around 60k miles on the clock.

Because these people weren't moving up the required amount in gas mileage, they didn't even get the full amount.

There were a few cars that were not worth the tires they rolled in on. But a good many cars that still had alot of life in them were junked. It sickened me.
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#4
CfC was meant for two reasons. To ship scrap steel to china and to kill the used parts market, thus forcing people to purchase new cars from the propped up car companies.
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#5
Cash for clunkers was one of the most obvious examples of our need for a smaller government. It makes me sick.
"As I lay rubber down the street I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God, protect my sweet ride."
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#6
Chess ought to be a required course in public schools. The game encourages one to think several moves in advance. Obviously, government wonks have no such ability.
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(09-16-2012, 05:00 PM)Connal Wrote: I worked for a dealership when that whole fiasco went through.

I saw several cars. Two that stand out in my mind, a 92 la sabre. Only had around 45k miles on it. That would have been a fantastic car for anyone needing wheels. Even a high school kid would be lucky to have something like that.

And a 96 cavalier. Not a scratch on it, around 60k miles on the clock.

Because these people weren't moving up the required amount in gas mileage, they didn't even get the full amount.

There were a few cars that were not worth the tires they rolled in on. But a good many cars that still had alot of life in them were junked. It sickened me.


At the time, Delaney Chevrolet in Indiana was parking all those "clunkers" near WalMart.
Thousands of people had to drive by those cars every day and wonder what the big red X's were on the windshields.

I saw at least one 60's Mustang that while might not have ran, sure the hell had some worth besides scrap and plenty of cars like you mentioned, Buick Centuries, Old Cutlass's, etc...
Many of which would have helped out a student or unemployed person get a job.

Instead they went to China to make toasters that burn your toast no matter how you set the timer.

Just makes me sick and makes me surprised that this debacle hasn't gotten any coverage as of late especially with Obama out there touting how he saved GM when Toyota gained the largest share of clunker cash.

Just shows me how easily automobile union votes can be bought and how stupid the masses are.

This guy is a utter failure and should be running 40pts behind a rotten banana yet here he is, still swooning the idiots with his lies and doublespeak.

I really never gave it a whole lot of thought, always figured things would work them selves out, but I truly am worried about what this place is going to be like when my girls get older.
What a land of useful idiots we have become.
Some people need to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976021/ref=...jwbZH1GAZF

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#8
I wonder how many of those cars purchased during that program have now been repossessed.
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(09-16-2012, 10:21 PM)39Flathead Wrote:
(09-16-2012, 05:00 PM)Connal Wrote: I worked for a dealership when that whole fiasco went through.

I saw several cars. Two that stand out in my mind, a 92 la sabre. Only had around 45k miles on it. That would have been a fantastic car for anyone needing wheels. Even a high school kid would be lucky to have something like that.

And a 96 cavalier. Not a scratch on it, around 60k miles on the clock.

Because these people weren't moving up the required amount in gas mileage, they didn't even get the full amount.

There were a few cars that were not worth the tires they rolled in on. But a good many cars that still had alot of life in them were junked. It sickened me.


At the time, Delaney Chevrolet in Indiana was parking all those "clunkers" near WalMart.
Thousands of people had to drive by those cars every day and wonder what the big red X's were on the windshields.

I saw at least one 60's Mustang that while might not have ran, sure the hell had some worth besides scrap and plenty of cars like you mentioned, Buick Centuries, Old Cutlass's, etc...
Many of which would have helped out a student or unemployed person get a job.

Instead they went to China to make toasters that burn your toast no matter how you set the timer.

Just makes me sick and makes me surprised that this debacle hasn't gotten any coverage as of late especially with Obama out there touting how he saved GM when Toyota gained the largest share of clunker cash.

Just shows me how easily automobile union votes can be bought and how stupid the masses are.

This guy is a utter failure and should be running 40pts behind a rotten banana yet here he is, still swooning the idiots with his lies and doublespeak.

I really never gave it a whole lot of thought, always figured things would work them selves out, but I truly am worried about what this place is going to be like when my girls get older.
What a land of useful idiots we have become.

That reminds me of this picture from that one gun buyback program where some dumbass turned in a PSG-1. I also wonder what would happen if you just walked up and down the line of one of those gun buyback deals with a stack of 100's to save retards from destroying their family heirloom guns for crack money.
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#10
Yep, didn't make much sense to me then, and still doesn't now. Like was mentioned, it is a prime example of why we need smaller government.
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