Government Efficiency…

…jumbo shrimp…civil war…congressional ethics…

Government plans to suspend “cash for clunkers” program.

The government plans to suspend its popular “cash for clunkers” program amid concerns it already has used up the $1 billion in rebates for new car purchases, congressional officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Through late Wednesday, 22,782 vehicles had been purchased nationwide through the program and nearly $96 million had been spent.

Wait…WHAT?…They’re suspending a billion dollar program because they’ve already spent a whopping 9.6% of it???

Oh…I see:

But dealers raised concerns about huge backlogs in the processing of the deals in the government system, prompting the suspension.

“There’s a significant backlog of ‘cash for clunkers’ deals that make us question how much funding is still available in the program,” said Bailey Wood, a spokesman for the dealers association.

Government efficiency in action.

I can’t wait until they’re running our health care system…can you?

BTW: “popular…program”??? Popular with whom? The program is a farce. I doubt that it could rationally be considered “popular” even with the tiny percentage of people in the US who’ve taken advantage of it.

2 thoughts on “Government Efficiency…

  1. Combine that with the news that deals have been broken and even reversed this week because several popular models of older cars have had their EPA fuel efficiency ratings adjusted upward with, I believe, no reason given (I could be wrong about that.) One guy checked on his 1987 (I think) Grand Marquis, and the combined economy was 18 mpg last Saturday. This week the dealer called him back and told him it now shows as 19 mpg, just above the threshold for the program.

    I don't like to allege shady dealings without direct evidence, but this seems very coincidental.

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