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Cash for Clunkers II

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Aaron, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Member

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    Not every Canadian is a Socialist. But to answer your question, yes. Socialists who call themselves Christians are either deluded or lying.
     
  2. rbell

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    Neal Boortz (take the meat, spit out the bones with him) has a superb take on this...

    http://boortz.com/nealz_nuze/2009/08/this-would-matter-if-people-we.html

    from the article:

    This was a stupid and fascist idea. I repeat my objections, because frankly, I haven't seen any legitimate refutation of them:


    • We must keep in mind: this is taxpayer money. In other words, you and I are helping people buy a new car. This is simply wrong. I've bought ten cars in my life. My aunt helped me a little with one. The government, none. And, because I believe in self-sufficiency, and because it offends me personally to be buying cars for others with money I need...I refuse to participate. What a stupid use of our hard-earned dollars.
    • This program will hurt the poor. My father has been in this business for nearly fifty years, and so this point does come with a modicum of expertise. The priced of used/remanned engines will skyrocket. Laws of scarcity. Since it is mandated by Those Who Know Best For Us that these "clunker" engines must be destroyed...fewer engines are available to be reconditioned and sold. Thus, with supply scarce...up goes the price. And those who need this--the poor who can't buy a new car but could possibly afford a used one, or a "new" engine--are left high and dry.
    • Remember what happened with housing--the beginning of the crash? The banks lent to too many people who shouldn't have received a loan. Well...here we go again. Scores of people are getting cars who really can't afford it. How long until defaults begin to mess up GMAC and their fellow organizations?
    • Remember...this is a government program. Thus, it is proving to be slow in repayment, inefficient, and confusing (surprise, surprise). Dealers, with a razor-thin margin anyway, coming off a big recession, and with some now technically being arms of the government and unions (Government Motors, anyone)...they can't afford to wait the weeks and months for the "clunker" repayments. But guess what? It's government, so it's happening exactly that way. These dealerships can't afford a cash-flow problem...but that's what they're going to get.
     
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    An article about the unintended consequences of Clunkergate: HERE
     
  4. Robert Snow

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    When someone puts the Constitution on par with God's revelation, this is the result.
     
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    No one here has suggested that and to state otherwise is false and thrown in as a derailment of this topic. You might revisit the meaning of socialism.

    From Wikipedia:

    Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating public or state ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and a society characterized by equality for all individuals, with a fair or egalitarian method of compensation.

    Now back on topic, please, without the personal attacks against the other members on this Christian board. Thank you. LE
     
  6. Aaron

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    It's no surprise that Socialists hate the Constitution. It's the document that says government don't get to do what Usurper Obama wants it to do.
     
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    Amen, Brother!

    Due to be repeated with Obamanoncare. Haste still makes waste.
     
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