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Thursday, July 2, 2009


This is a beware notice originally published in CNN News. In case you missed it, if you get a call from anyway saying that they are giving away "Cash for Clunkers" it is a scam to get your personal information! But there is a way to find out more regarding the legitimate program behind this. The real Obama Program is called the "Car Allowance Rebate Program".
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does have an official web site at Their hotline number is (888) 327-4236.

According to the spokesperson for the NHTSA, Patricia Swift-Oladeinde, the "Cash for Clunkers" scams are asking drivers for "personal information, including names, addresses and social security numbers". The government web set will provide you with authorized dealers who do have to be registered to participate so call the above phone number if you have any questions or visit the website.

Congress passed the Car Allowance Rebate Program last week. After July 1, 2009 the bill will provide up to $4,500 vouchers to car buyers to replace their gas guzzlers for new fuel efficient cars. If your car is over 25 years old, you don't qualify. Will this boost employment in the automobile making states? Yes, it will. Will this help car dealers? Yes, it will. Will this keep some people on their auto parts jobs? Yes it will.

Will this help our environment? Yes, it will. Does this give you the impression that gas is going up? Oh darn, yes, it does. Do other foreign imports know about this little economic abatement gem to get Americans in the showroom? You bet they do!

Tata Motors of India are bringing over smaller cars and smaller trucks (like the one pictured) along with the new American made suspects

  • Chevrolet Spark
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Ford Fusion hybrid
  • GMC Terrain
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Kia Forte
  • Kia Soul
  • Nissan Cube
  • Toyota Prius
  • Volkswagen Routan being made in the USA.
But go to the websites for details . . . References to visit for more details are:

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