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    Obama administration withholds data on program

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is refusing to 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.

    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Sunday the government would release electronic records about the program, and President Barack Obama has pledged greater transparency for his administration. But the Transportation Department, which has collected details about 157,000 rebate requests, won't release sales data that dealers provided showing how much U.S. car manufacturers are benefiting from the $1 billion initially pumped into the program.
    If CARS is such a smashing success, what is Dear Leader hiding?

    LaHood, for example, promotes the fact that the Ford Focus so far is at the top of the list of new cars purchased under the program. But the limited information released so far shows most buyers are not picking Ford, Chrysler or General Motors vehicles, and six of the top 10 vehicles purchased are Honda, Toyota and Hyundai.
    Why the misinformation?

    Why the secrecy?

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    Re: Obama administration withholds data on program

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
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    If CARS is such a smashing success, what is Dear Leader hiding?

    Why the misinformation?

    Why the secrecy?
    It's such a success that we can't begin to tell you....no seriously, we're not going to tell you...

    "LaHood, for example, promotes the fact that the Ford Focus so far is at the top of the list of new cars purchased under the program. But the limited information released so far shows most buyers are not picking Ford, Chrysler or General Motors vehicles, and six of the top 10 vehicles purchased are Honda, Toyota and Hyundai."

    Cool, they're selling cars that are actually made in America.
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    Re: Obama administration withholds data on program

    I hear they are going to rename the program The Japan/South Korea Rcovery Act.


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    Re: Obama administration withholds data on program

    Transperancy, eh?

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    Re: Obama administration withholds data on program

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    I hear they are going to rename the program The Japan/South Korea Rcovery Act. .
    You may be surprised to know that all the Asian imports are not really imports.

    They are moving a lot of production to the U.S. In my little geographical are, we have only foreign car makers. Honda and Suzuki among others.
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    Re: Obama administration withholds data on program

    Quick question: what would you do if you had the $4500 with no stipulations?

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    Re: Obama administration withholds data on program

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Quick question: what would you do if you had the $4500 with no stipulations?
    I'd put it in my savings account to go with what I'm already saving towards a car and down payment on a house.

    I want to pay cash for a car this time.
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    Re: Obama administration withholds data on program

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Quick question: what would you do if you had the $4500 with no stipulations?
    I'd put it towards my car loan or my college loans. I'd probably take $1,000 of it and invest as well.

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    Re: Obama administration withholds data on program

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Quick question: what would you do if you had the $4500 with no stipulations?
    I'd buy me a decent used vehicle to have as a backup.

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    And the answers are unanimous like I expected, which leads me to believe that we are going to see a lot of defaults from people who are taking out loans to buy these cars. This will be a great program to examine 5 years from now.

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