August 03, 2009
Dr. Paul explains why “Cash for Clunkers” hurts poor people and is bad for the economy.
Senate to vote on $2 billion for ‘clunkers’ after GOP caves
By David Lightman
August 04, 2009
The Senate will approve another $2 billion for the popular “cash for clunkers” program, probably by the end of the week, confident Democrats predicted Tuesday as Republican efforts to block the funding faded.
Many GOP senators, and some Democrats, still had reservations about adding the funding for the program.
“I understand why people like free money. I like free money too. This is part of an unfortunate trend towards reckless spending,’ said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.
“People need to know what’s next. Cash for shoes? Cash for groceries?” added Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.
Any senator could still stop the process with procedural roadblocks; it takes only one dissident lawmaker to impede progress on most legislation. Those who were expected to provide resistance, however, seemed to be more conciliatory Tuesday.