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The Fight Cash for Clunkers organization claims that the Cash for Clunkers bill (click HERE to read more) would prematurely destroy vehicles and their parts and components, limiting low- and middle-income families’ access to used vehicles.
“Cash for Clunkers may sound good at first, but when you take a closer look, it is clear that the Cash for Clunkers proposal will negatively impact car owners, wasting billions of taxpayer dollars,” said Aaron Lowe, vice president of government affairs for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
The bill, dubbed the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) Act, would provide $3,000 to $7,500 vouchers to owners of vehicles that are at least eight years old to purchase more fuel-efficient vehicles.
The Fight Cash for Clunkers group says Congress and states have considered Cash for Clunkers proposals in the past and, in many cases, have decided against them.
“Providing incentives for individuals to purchase fuel-efficient vehicles or to have their current vehicle maintained would be a better use of federal money,” added Lowe. “The bottom line is that Cash for Clunkers is a bad idea and should be rejected by Congress.”