FIASCO: Day 2 of “Cash for Clunkers” debacle
Posted by danishova on July 31, 2009
From the New York Times News Blog, a description of absolute CHAOS in the showrooms. Here’s a sci-fi like teaser – a chilling description of automobile euthanasia, which is a fitting metaphor for fears about the Dem’s super scary healthcare plan, and government incompetence in general:
The program requires that the clunkers be put out of service for good, so dealers must destroy the engines on cars that are traded in. We watched this process yesterday at the DCH Paramus Honda in Paramus, N.J. It is quite laborious and potentially dangerous. And it certainly is final.
Nick Clites, who is in charge of used cars for the dealership, was prepping a 1988 BMW 535IS, with 214,000 miles on the odometer, for its death. He drained the oil, then donned a silky blue protective suit, goggles and gloves and poured a sodium silicate solution into the engine. He revved the car, and within a few seconds, the solution hardened into a glass-like substance, the engine seized up and the car was dead.
If scenarios like this continue being written in Washington, I have a feeling that voters will rush to get their clunkers in Congress turned in in 2010.
Allahpundit has more here, including video of a Volvo being euthanized to save the planet.