Obama administration withholds data on clunkers

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  1. carpro

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090804/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_cash_for_clunkers_transparency

    Obama administration withholds data on clunkers

    By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE, Associated Press Writer Brett J. Blackledge, Associated Press Writer – Tue Aug 4, 4:46 pm ET

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is refusing to quickly release government records on its "cash-for-clunkers" rebate program that would substantiate — or undercut — White House claims of the program's success, even as the president presses the Senate for a quick vote for $2 billion to boost car sales.

    The Transportation Department said it will provide the data as soon as possible but did not specify a time frame or promise release of the data before the Senate votes whether to spend $2 billion more on the program.
     
  2. targus

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    Well, what were you expecting from the transparent president.

    BTW - how could any program consisting of giving away money not be a success if the measure is "did we give away the money"?

    Hint - when you are giving away money people will come and take it.
     
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    I guess success is all in who you ask, rich people being given $4500. to buy a car, or poor people who are seeing fewer and fewer cars available to them and the price of those available rising rapidly. It all depends on who you want to take care of, those with money or those who are the most needy, who can't get to the store or doctor without a car.
     
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    I'm skeptical about this "Cash For Clunkers" program. I've been hearing that is has given auto dealerships a shot in the arm for their business. What happens when people who can't afford to buy these newer cars end up getting their vehicles repoed? I also don't like how when these "clunkers" are traded in they have a sticker put on them that says "Not For Sale".

    I think it is stupid how a company can't sell those vehicles even after fixing them up. What does the federal government want with them? Do they want to make sure those cars are turned into scrap metal or something?
     

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