Several car dealerships in New York have withdrawn from the “Cash for Clunkers” program. Why?
Dan Strumpf of Associated Press has this:
|“(The government) needs to move the system forward and they need to start paying these dealers,” said Mark Schienberg, the group’s president. “This is a cash-dependent business.”
The program offers up to $4,500 to shoppers who trade in vehicles getting 18 mpg or less for a more fuel-efficient car or truck. Dealers pay the rebates out of pocket, then must wait to be reimbursed by the government. But administrative snags and heavy paperwork have created a backlog of unpaid claims.
Some reports show that only 4% of CARS claims have been paid out over a two-month period.
Can you imagine if only 4% of health care needs were tended to in a two-month period? Cash for Clunkers is giving us a good preview of how difficult it would be to get good, quality health care from a government-run system.
You can access the original article on-line here:
NY Dealers Pull Out Of Clunkers Program
Associated Press via Breitbart
August 19, 2009