Roadblocks disappearing, the Senate cleared the way Tuesday for a vote giving eager car buyers until Labor Day to cash in on rebates up to $4,500 for trading in their gas-guzzlers for new, higher-mileage models.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared he had the votes to pass a $2 billion “cash for clunkers” measure already approved by the House. It would replenish the all-but-exhausted $1 billion program and provide rebates for up to a half-million more Americans in the next month.
Despite reservations, Reid’s GOP counterpart, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, predicted his party would not block a vote and “the matter will be completed.”
“I think the last thing any politician wants to do is cut off the opportunity for somebody who wants to get a rebate to buy a new automobile,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican congressman from Illinois.
“People want to know what’s going to be next. Cash for shoes? Cash for groceries?” said Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala
When will the government quit spending money that we don’t have? When will the people say enough is enough? Will we the people allow Obama to bankrupt this Country by doing nothing to stop him? When you come up with the answers to those 3 questions please let me know!