I couldn`t resist this temptation so I`m going to repeat what I heard....
Did you get cash for your clunker in the `Cash for Clunkers` program? If so, can we as taxpayers (part owners) borrow your car? Is there a waiting list to sign?
That`s the sentiment for some on cable news (maybe a little exaggerated or is it?) so I thought it was fun to add it here.
The other thing I heard is that the car dealerships who log into the government`s computer to input the information for their customer`s purchase had to acknowledge an agreement screen that essentially said that either while they are on the government`s website or because they participated, the dealership`s computer system and its database including the names of their customers is then considered government-owned property. I`m not sure if it is just for the period when they`re signed in or from now on. If that is the case, does that information become part of the public domain? Could someone request to see the names and their addresses?
I`m guessing that the government during that period can, if they so desire, download that dealership`s client list as was required by those car dealerships ordered to close when they were told they had to provide their customer database in order for their customers` warranties to be honored. That customer list was then going to be handed over to the surviving car dealerships to maintain their businesses.
The natural question becomes, what would or could the government use that information for? Of course, it may not use it for anything else but getting new cars to folks.
I haven`t researched this and don`t plan on it (I`ve got other things to think about), but if someone has, please set the record straight for us here. I`m just curious.
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