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Short-Lived Success?

Last Updated on July 26, 2020

So you were planning to take the family car shopping this weekend for a replacement for your old Clunker, right?

You may be out of luck.

The government, just one week into the program that gives car shoppers rebates toward the purchase of a shiny new car that gets substantially better gas mileage than that old V8 you’ve been driving for years, is putting the brakes on things until they can confirm whether the $1 Billion set aside is already spent.

Talk about stimulus!

Some car dealers claim that almost all of the customers who took advantage of the deals were people who weren’t previously in the market for a new car right now, which is certainly a good sign for the dealers themselves.

I’m not looking to buy a new car, but I’ll admit that I did some checking to see if mine qualified.  It didn’t.  So I’m not getting any greener at the moment.  Sorry, environmentalists.

Of course, if you want to buy me a new Prius, I’ll be glad to drive it around.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.