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Thats been gone for a few days now
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I dont understand the reason behind destroying perfectly good engines... SUre I get that the Dems want to take "gas guzzlers" off the street, but seriously... WASTING perfectly good parts (the engines) makes no sense from an environmental standpoint either.
nope.. i would love to be able to go to the JY and pick up a running 4.0.. but nooooooo not from a cash for clunkers car.
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behind the times are we? lol

a program to put our country another 3 billion in the hole.
Aren't we essentially paying ourselves? How does that put is in more or less of a hole? and in a hole relative to who/what country?
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Aren't we essentially paying ourselves? How does that put is in more or less of a hole? and in a hole relative to who/what country?
not really.

I'm paying for a million other Americans to get a new car.. F*CK that. and if we we've been paying ourselves with all this government spending why are we trillions in the hole? doesn't seem to be working.
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hey, now that the government is in the car biz (general motors... or GOVERNMENT motors), they need to boost their sales and this is one way that works, kinda. At least thats my theory.
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Aren't we essentially paying ourselves?
Those of us with decent jobs are essentially paying for this, so that (mostly) people without much money can buy near cars. If the #1 car to be purchased with this is the ford focus (from what I hear), obviously it is mostly people buying low end econoboxes that otherwise wouldn't be able to afford a new car.
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not really.

I'm paying for a million other Americans to get a new car.. F*CK that. and if we we've been paying ourselves with all this government spending why are we trillions in the hole? doesn't seem to be working.
Don't worry, I agree that I'm not a fan of paying for other people (socialism, I know), but when you say "we", that makes it sound like you're talking about the country as a whole. That was my point, people speaking in generalities about things "costing" but not specifying exactly who its costed and exactly who benefits. That's one thing that really makes all of this political/economic crap seem so confusing IMO.

And of course we're borrowing tons from China and tightening their grip on our *****. But that may or may not have anything to do with the CARS program itself (I personally don't know if we borrowed anything from China to use for the CARS program or if its simply a matter of redistributing the wealth that we already have over here).


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Those of us with decent jobs are essentially paying for this, so that (mostly) people without much money can buy near cars.
Don't worry, I know this, but it sounded like everybody saying "we" meant the country as a whole. That was essentially my point. Unless of course we borrowed money from another country (China) to fund this, but I wasn't sure whether or not that's the case for this specific program which is why I asked. I probably should've been more clear about what I meant.

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