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Should consumers who trade in their older vehicles get government vouchers to buy newer cars?
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Earning what you get

The time has come to throw the OBUMA'S out of office. Enough give away programs. It may already be too late to keep from bankrupting the country. Lets send Obuma, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, etal to Gitmo.

Government is out of control!

The Federal Government has no authority in our Constitution to get involved in the private matter of buying a car.

Cash for Cars

This money would come from where? My wallet?

government subsidizing auto purchases?

Does this look like another wealth redistribution scam, or a "support the government's car companies bailout repayment plan"? The Government has never successfully run a business without subsidizing it with bottomless-pit tax infusions.

How About this deal

You pay me $1500.00 and I will keep the same 8 year old truck I have now. If I can not afford to buy a new truck then why should I put myself in more debt?
Just more free money from the DEMS and it is going to come out of the tax payers pockets.
Enough is enough leave my wallet alone SEN WEBB.

Willy

Cash for cars

Somebody is smoking the wrong kind of pipe. This is the worst idea yet in this stimulas business. We give the auto industry billions of dollars and now you want us to pay others to buy cars so that the auto industry gets more money. You have to be nuts to do this. Why don't they just go full socialistic and give everyone a new car and let the government pay for it.

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

I thought the government was supposed to have a separation of church and state? The money for the voucher has to come from somewhere -- more like from "someone."

Robbing Peter to pay Paul is an "unsustainable" daisy chain that should illustrate to the difference between a "credit" and a "tax reduction" or "tax return." Tax returns and/or reductions are monies that are already the taxpayers -- money he/she has already earned that you allow them to keep or get back. As opposed to monies coming from the raised taxes paid by other taxpayers who didn't (or couldn't) do this activity.

The same is true for all these "stimulus saved or created jobs." The only good news that could come from stimulus would be a job created in the private sector. While I'm happy people still have gigs and I wouldn't wish to be unemployed, I'd be much happier and the economy would be MUCH better off if the jobs were OUTside of government. Wealth (and tax monies) can only be truly "created" by the marketplace from the private sector. Otherwise, you are just spreading tax money from one hand to the other.

The Pilot and Liberals

have just lost thier minds. Let's just have free everything for everyone.

Please people, log off, go home, make a drink, and wait for the free stuff to come flowing in.

No need to work, go to school, learn a trade, please just head to beach have a brew and trust that all the freebies will be on your doorstep when you get home.

Don't have a 50" or better t.v......well a voucher is coming your way soon....we promise.

New car....voucher on the way.

New health care.....voucher in the mail.

What you don't have a Wii?..... okay order processed.....it's on the way.

Groceries, electric bill, new summer clothes, exotic vacations.....don't worry they are all on the way.....and FREE FREE FREE!!!!

Sadly, you are right

I cant stand the commercial for free cell phones for the poor.

Guess what, if you cant afford a phone, there is no law that says you DESERVE one.

If you want one, work harder and pay for it your self. why do I have to pay for you to have a cell phone?

Do people have no shame anymore? I know the answer- no, they dont. They want charity, they want hand outs. they want to be lazy, good for nothing slackers, and the Obama administration wants to reward them for being lazy, good for nothing slackers. Then they will all vote for him a again.

Get a job and stop stealing my money, you lazy leeches!!

Sadly, you are right

I cant stand the commercial for free cell phones for the poor.

Guess what, if you cant afford a phone, there is no law that says you DESERVE one.

If you want one, work harder and pay for it your self. why do I have to pay for you to have a cell phone?

Do people have no shame anymore? I know the answer- no, they dont. They want charity, they want hand outs. they want to be lazy, good for nothing slackers, and the Obama administration wants to reward them for being lazy, good for nothing slackers. Then they will all vote for him a again.

Get a job and stop stealing my money, you lazy leeches!!

Sadly, you are right

I cant stand the commercial for free cell phones for the poor.

Guess what, if you cant afford a phone, there is no law that says you DESERVE one.

If you want one, work harder and pay for it your self. why do I have to pay for you to have a cell phone?

Do people have no shame anymore? I know the answer- no, they dont. They want charity, they want hand outs. they want to be lazy, good for nothing slackers, and the Obama administration wants to reward them for being lazy, good for nothing slackers. Then they will all vote for him a again.

Get a job and stop stealing my money, you lazy leeches!!

Socialism at its finest

So now the government is looking to create Welfare Cars. I'll hold out until they send out vouchers for new boats.

Why Not?

If the money used is already part of the stimulus package, why not. I would want the car bought to have been made in the U.S. by an American manufacture!

Oooh, no, a US made car is

Oooh, no, a US made car is still an iffy proposition - what good does it do to get a deal to only be saddled with outrageous repair bills for way too soon breakdowns, malfunctions, defective parts, and all other manner of costly mayhem that shouldn't be. Little of which is covered by warranty, either, but even if it was, the pain and uncalled for inconvenience of getting it to the dealer to be treated to lengthy garage time and no loaner, in most cases. No thank you, ever. Just like Michael Vick, the US car industry will require years to prove itself worthy as a creditable business.

Normally... I would be against such a plan...

but, if it could be triggered to hit the true middle class, the ones who pay for the welfare benefits and groceries and rent of the "underprivileged" in this country, well... MAYBE. I'd like a voucher for a new truck. I'd like to put down nothing, pay $200 per month and be finished paying for it within three years. Sounds good to me. The requirements should be that you are not on any other government handout or reduction program.

Sounds great, RIGHT?

2 cents, sadly you are right

I cant stand the commercial for free cell phones for the poor.

Guess what, if you cant afford a phone, there is no law that says you DESERVE one.

If you want one, work harder and pay for it your self. why do I have to pay for you to have a cell phone?

Do people have no shame anymore? I know the answer- no, they dont. They want charity, they want hand outs. they want to be lazy, good for nothing slackers, and the Obama administration wants to reward them for being lazy, good for nothing slackers. Then they will all vote for him a again.

Get a job and stop stealing my money, you lazy leeches!!

Sorry

For the multiple post. My internet had a hiccup!!

:)

Same feel from the 70's

This has the same feel as Jimmy Carter and his Ford Pintos and Mavericks he forced on the federal government to drive. Is Obama going to have us in riding lawn mowers with doors on them? Buying Middle East oil and gas because you know us Colonialist must be punished.

heave ho

Can we get a commitment to give Webb the bum's rush come next election? He's nothing but an embarrasment to the Commonwealth now. Totally out of touch w/ reality, just like the President.

A proper bailout for the auto industry

A proper, workable bailout for the auto industry would be giving legal American citizens vouchers for $20,000 to purchase new cars of whatever make and model they so choose. That way the people would get new transportation and by their choice, show which cars and auto makers should survive. Pouring more money into mis-managed companies is like tossing money down a rathole and just as wasteful.

I think a gas excise tax would better serve us

I think this is more government intervention into the market place. If the government wanted to get involved in any way I would suggest a gas excise tax. The tax would have to be high enough to raise enough capital to expand and maintain our our tranportation infrastructure as well as make it worth while to spend the money to get a more energy efficient vehicle. I noticed that when gas was about $ 4.00 a gallon the car dealers couldn't keep the hybrids in stock; now that gas is much cheaper their inventories are actually in an overstocked status. Furthermore, the money spent on the transportation infrastructure would generate jobs and make our highways more efficient and thus further assist in the reduction in the use of fossil fuels. I realize that many people are automatically against any new or additinoal tax in any form, but as I see it, we can either pay ourselves with a gas tax as well as reduce our dependence no foreign oil or else we can continue on our present course and be more and more addicted to Middle East oil. This would also give the ultimate choice, not the government.

Hey, with all the other

Hey, with all the other freebies showering down out there, why not? Let's face it, not much of those billion dollar give aways are going to get paid back. So why shouldn't the ones providing them (us) get a little trickle down. It's a wild merry go round, so let's all have some fun.......while it lasts.

And, by the way, why didn't government jump in instead of just letting the steel industry go away? And other industry? There were trickle down businesses that suffered from those demises as well, yet no bailout. This is all just sickening.

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