One of the problems with liberal schemes are the unintended consequences. For example, due to the Great Fucking Society we have bred a permanent underclass solely dependent upon the gummint. We saw what that led to in Nawlins when the gummint failed the welfare leeches who were unable to cope on their own. Wait! Maybe the Great Fucking Society was designed to breed welfare leeches. After all, they vote for Dimocrats the party that keeps them poor and on welfare. Maybe this wasn’t such a good example after all.
Howza ’bout cash-for-clunkers. Now this is a good example.
In her search for a cheap, used minivan for her and her husband, Krissy Dieroff has visited seven dealerships across Berks and Schuylkill counties in the last week, but to no avail.
“There’s not much to pick from, and the ones we do find are overpriced,” said Dieroff of Auburn, Schuylkill County, while browsing the lot of a city dealership on Monday.
Dieroff blames the shortage of inexpensive used cars on the federal cash-for-clunkers program, in which almost 700,000 used vehicles were traded in for newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles, and then scrapped.
Yep! They took perfectly good vehicles and trashed them.
Those clunkers were the cars Dieroff and her husband, Jason Boyer, would have been shopping for, they said.
“I saw the cars they were putting in the junkyard, and they were better than what we’re driving now,” Boyer said.
Critics of the program said that this is exactly what was gonna happen. They said it would affect the supply of inexpensive used cars and that’s exactly what it did. By the way Krissy, did you by any chance vote Dimocrat? I bet you did.
In his 20 years in the business, salesman Mark Sauer has never had a tougher time finding inexpensive used cars.
“It’s never been this bad,” said Sauer, buyer and sales manager of Vaccaro’s Auto Buyers of Reading, 805 Hiesters Lane.
The trend is occurring nationally as well.
The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index reported that prices reached record highs in September. The consulting firm that publishes the index blamed low inventories.
Oh no! It’s that old pesky law of supply and demand thingy that the libs are always trying to circumvent. When you have less of sumpin’ the price usually goes up.
And there are more unintended consequences. Cash-for-clunkers really only moved new car buying up a few months. People who were planning on buying a car in the near future took advantage of CFC. New car sales are now dropping. As an added bonus, the people who used CFC are gonna find that $4500 the gummint “gave” them is taxable.
So the gummint wasted $3 billion of our money to destroy inexpensive used cars and cause a temporary blip in new car sales.
Hope. Change. Another stupid gummint program.
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