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2009-05-30 Home Front: Politix
Durbin touts "Cash for Clunkers" idea
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Posted by Fred 2009-05-30 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6496 views ]  Top

#1 Sounds good, get a junker from the scrapyaard, collect 3,500 and run.
(Anything gets more mileage than a non-rumming junker)

Posted by Redneck Jim 2009-05-30 01:32||   2009-05-30 01:32|| Front Page Top

#2 How much would I get for turning in Pelosi?
Posted by gorb 2009-05-30 04:31||   2009-05-30 04:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Well, now that the government is in the business of selling cars, I suppose this makes sense.
Posted by gromky 2009-05-30 06:51||   2009-05-30 06:51|| Front Page Top

#4 How much would I get for turning in Pelosi?

Quite a bit, but not nearly as much as you'd get for Harry Reid.
Posted by DMFD 2009-05-30 07:24||   2009-05-30 07:24|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm from Illinois and I would like to offer Dickie Durbin to the program for cash.
Posted by WTF 2009-05-30 08:10||   2009-05-30 08:10|| Front Page Top

#6 ....and as jobs LEAVE Illinois:

The proposed $11.25 billion highway improvement program for FY 2010-2015 MYP is based upon conservative estimates of federal, state and local funding, with $7.499 billion in federal funds, $3.047 billion in state funds including $1.552 billion in bonds from the Governor Pat Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! mini-capital program and $704 million in local funds. The $11.25 billion highway improvement program for FY 2010-2015 includes $8.442 billion for improvements to the state highway system and $2.808 billion available for local roads.

Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! jump starts Illinois’ economy with a comprehensive plan to build new schools, repair our aging roads and bridges, improve mass transit, create green jobs and maximize the federal recovery money Illinois receives.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-05-30 08:27||   2009-05-30 08:27|| Front Page Top

#7 I was on Illinois Route 121 near Toledo the other day driving over to Greenup and came across a TARP funded road repair project. I should have taken a photograph of the sign proclaiming the project. It was huge and must have cost several thousand dollars alone! Nothing like a little Illinois campaign road signage reminding you of who funded the project.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-05-30 08:55||   2009-05-30 08:55|| Front Page Top

#8 Who determines what mileage my old clunker gets? Are you gonna take my word, Dick?

Posted by Parabellum 2009-05-30 09:17||]">[]  2009-05-30 09:17|| Front Page Top

#9 Just like most other government schemes to 'jump start' the economy. It's just another kick in the butt to a very battered economy.
Posted by Richard of Oregon 2009-05-30 15:18||   2009-05-30 15:18|| Front Page Top

#10 Will the first socialist cars rolled out by Government Motors qualify?
Posted by Spolusing Peacock4050 2009-05-30 15:55||   2009-05-30 15:55|| Front Page Top

#11 As much as I hate Durbin (and I do) the idea has some merrit. The Irish did it back in the 90s and managed to get a) all of old battered 70s Fiats off the road, and b)Got most of their emerging middle class into cars quickly. Of course they weren't doing it for fuel economy reasons, but the principle is still the same. And as wasteful as this program would undoubtably be it is at least a "carrot" program - and our new Dem masters seem like like "sticks" a lot more than "carrots."
Posted by Secret Master 2009-05-30 17:03||   2009-05-30 17:03|| Front Page Top

#12 It's not a bad idea. Most fuel hogs have lost their value to well below the 3500 buck mark. The SUV's on the street are prime for this deal but it will probably help Honda and VW more than GM. It does rub me wrong that the government, that now ownes stake in our auto industry, is using tax dollars to market new cars. Is that really legal now that they own part of the company?
Posted by 49 Pan 2009-05-30 21:25||   2009-05-30 21:25|| Front Page Top

#13 SallieMae Lending is always sending me spam!
Posted by GirlThursday 2009-05-30 21:27||   2009-05-30 21:27|| Front Page Top

#14 $3500 (or $4500) won't buy a car.

What it would buy is a car payment for the next few years.

I own my 10-year-old car, and have for several years. I plan to keep it for another 5 to 10 years, depending on how it holds up.

Explain to me exactly why I should take on a car payment again this soon just so a DemonRat (who's in the process of trying to tax me into the poorhouse) can feel good about himself?

Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-05-30 21:54||   2009-05-30 21:54|| Front Page Top

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