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USAT’s Clunker Payment Piece Fails to Note Original 10-Day Govt. Promise To Dealers | NewsBusters.org

September 6, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

I wonder how long doctors will have to wait to get paid under Obamacare.

How can we expect a government that can’t run a (originally) $1 billion dollar program to get a $1 trillion+ one right?

I mean it only grew to triple its original size because they couldn’t estimate it right.  And has only managed to pay 1/6th of the people owed.

Give Sharon Silke Carty of USA Today credit for unearthing important information about the serious back-office problems with Uncle Sam’s Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) program, popularly known as "Cash for Clunkers."

This is the program that ABC, CBS, and NBC have all characterized as "a victim of its own success."

But Carty didn’t do nearly as much as she could have with the information she learned. Her most grievous oversights were her failures to compare the government’s newly promised payment timetable to the 10 days dealers were told to expect, and to explain to her readers the extra unreimbursed costs dealers will have incurred as a result of the program even if (emphasis if) dealers receive full payment for their Clunker transactions.

USAT’s Clunker Payment Piece Fails to Note Original 10-Day Govt. Promise To Dealers | NewsBusters.org

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