House bill offers vouchers to replace...

House bill offers vouchers to replace gas-guzzlers

There are 23 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 9, 2009, titled House bill offers vouchers to replace gas-guzzlers. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The House on Tuesday approved a "cash for clunkers" bill that aims to boost new auto sales by allowing consumers to turn in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for vouchers worth up to $4,500 toward more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Fred

United States

#1 Jun 9, 2009
Our government is totally out of control.
Outrageous

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Jun 10, 2009
So everyone who has been driving a gas guzzling vehicle, that causes more pollution, increased our dependence on more imported oil, and drove up the price; is now being rewarded for doing so? And someone like myself who has been driving, made in the USA cars that get over 20MPG for the last 25 years, gets nothing?obama and the dems in congress, are out of their minds.
Concerned Citizen

Waterloo, Canada

#4 Jun 10, 2009
While I agree with incentives to get people to buy more fuel efficient cars, the idea of destroying the trade-ins is a bit wasteful.
Jasheneshia Jones

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Jun 10, 2009
Outrageous wrote:
So everyone who has been driving a gas guzzling vehicle, that causes more pollution, increased our dependence on more imported oil, and drove up the price; is now being rewarded for doing so? And someone like myself who has been driving, made in the USA cars that get over 20MPG for the last 25 years, gets nothing?obama and the dems in congress, are out of their minds.
Oh poor you. No effort is worthwhile if it does not directly benefits you.

Pathetic moronic turd. Are you a republiKKKan by any chance?
Tim

San Jose, CA

#6 Jun 10, 2009
Which MPG standards will they use as the criteria for voucher??

Old or New(2008)??

If New, will the Gov make a table that reflects the low MPG numbers for each of the older make and models?
FINE

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jun 10, 2009
Overall, I think the bill is good.
Jack Schidt

Houston, TX

#8 Jun 10, 2009
It is interesting to me that since FIAT (Fix It Again Today) has "bought".......excus e me.......stolen Chryler......that now Italians will be driving all the "Dodge Ram" pickups with the huge engines.......polluting up a storm all over Europe..........it just doesn't seem to be a problem about how much these vehicles "pollute".

There is one F-A-C-T in this world.........the RICH will ALWAYS have LARGE, POWERFUL vehicles.......and all while "YOUR MAN" Bomomma wants Y-O-U to drive a "Fred Flintstone" car..........I'll BET Michelle wouldn't be caught de*d in one of the "new, exciting, tin cans").........you Bomomma water-carriers are such F-O-O-L-S, I can't believe you are able to function.
Jack Schidt

Houston, TX

#9 Jun 10, 2009
Concerned Citizen wrote:
While I agree with incentives to get people to buy more fuel efficient cars, the idea of destroying the trade-ins is a bit wasteful.
Are people so poor that they have to "trade in". My vehicles are paid for.......I WILL NOT be "trading in".......if I CHOOSE to buy another one......I will "buy"........but NOT because Bomomma says so..........

he can go POUND SAND as far as I an concerned.
Deputy Dog

Altamonte Springs, FL

#10 Jun 10, 2009
ENOUGH of this NONSENSE!

A voucher paid by who? Us.

Why should I have to pay taxes towards a rebate for someone else's car?

These f r i c k in politicians have totally lost their minds!
The NEW Karl Marx

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jun 10, 2009
Outrageous wrote:
So everyone who has been driving a gas guzzling vehicle, that causes more pollution, increased our dependence on more imported oil, and drove up the price; is now being rewarded for doing so? And someone like myself who has been driving, made in the USA cars that get over 20MPG for the last 25 years, gets nothing?obama and the dems in congress, are out of their minds.
Why do you want something for nothing? Are you a Socialist? I thought you right wing weenies are always moaning about socialism. Go back to the porn sites you usually peruse.
The NEW Karl Marx

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jun 10, 2009
Concerned Citizen wrote:
While I agree with incentives to get people to buy more fuel efficient cars, the idea of destroying the trade-ins is a bit wasteful.
Donate them all to the Afghani's and Pakistani's for good will towards the U.S.
JO-C

Greensboro, NC

#13 Jun 10, 2009
Is it for city or hgwy MPG?

KcK

Since: Feb 07

Plantation

#14 Jun 10, 2009
Fred wrote:
Our government is totally out of control.
....and this idea will work as well as the rest of the hair brain ideas.

The buyer receives a "voucher". I'm sure that's after they have bought the car(cause they'll need proof), and what dealer is going to accept a voucher and wait to get paid from the government?

Further, what good is the voucher to the dealer? It would be applied as a down payment and not a reason to make a dealer scrap a car. The dealer can make as much money on the trade as the new car deal itself, so why in the world is the dealer going to scrap the car?

Geez, if they pass this bill, it will be a true clusterphuck.
Obamas Wrong

Miami, FL

#15 Jun 10, 2009
The new Hitler strikes again.

In an apparent crackdown on Internet gambling, federal authorities in New York have frozen or seized bank accounts worth $34 million belonging to 27,000 online poker players, according to representatives for the players and account holders.

In an operation that began last week, the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York froze or issued seizure orders for bank accounts in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Arizona held at Wells Fargo, Citibank, Goldwater Bank and Alliance Bank of Arizona.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office had no comment.
Obamas Wrong

Miami, FL

#16 Jun 10, 2009
The NEW Karl Marx wrote:
<quoted text>
Why do you want something for nothing? Are you a Socialist? I thought you right wing weenies are always moaning about socialism. Go back to the porn sites you usually peruse.
Your screen name certainly fits. The lid is likely to blow off this thing soon, so I suggest you get your punk A in the under ground bunker.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#17 Jun 10, 2009
What a joke, first our tax money goes to make the cars, and the MORE of our tax dollars go to buy the cars.
liz

United States

#18 Jun 10, 2009
This is just TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT ... business, personal affairs, credit, incentives, etc., etc. The more the government does or makes others do for the people of a country, the more control it has, the more it goes against the principles this country was founded on...democracy, working for ourselves and providing for ourselves...and the more it becomes socialist or communist...where the government takes care of or provides for the peoples' needs and wants. This is just too scary.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#19 Jun 10, 2009
No thanks, My Ram 1500 is built like a brick sheit house. I love it, poor mpg's and all
IMHO

Pompano Beach, FL

#20 Jun 10, 2009
FINE wrote:
Overall, I think the bill is good.
What good is a voucher if you're out of work????
Guzzle THIS Obama

Belmont, MI

#21 Jun 10, 2009
Obama's mouth is working overtime, but I think his brain is on vacation.

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