So, the government-run Cash for Clunkers program is running smoothly? I don't think so. Ask the hundreds of dealers who are sitting with lots full of clunkers who have to have them demolished in order to get their $4500 back...or those who already have submitted the documentation as proof and still haven't been paid.
Cash for Clunkers presented a great opportunity for those people with jobs and credit to get a new vehicle. BUT, how did the masses of unemployed who are driving around in cars gasping for their last breath benefit? What about all the organizations who accepted donated cars to benefit people in need? I'm sure this drove them out of business real quick. More unemployed. Great!
I find it ludicrous that millions of people with clunkers, no job, therefore no credit couldn't at least benefit from the cars traded in somehow in this deal. I've driven by lots that have cars marked as clunkers...ones like 2001-02 Ford Explorers, nice sedans and even compact cars that have been cared for and probably have many more miles of use to someone in need...but instead, they'll be crushed with not a thought given to those who really needed a break. Once again, Obama has come up with a bail out for the wrong people and left those struggling still trying to stay afloat. And the program is in dire trouble. Are these really the people you want handling your health care????