BREAKING: Federal Government will Suspend Cash-For-Clunkers Program, Say Sources

By Brendan Moore

07.30.2009 – 21:21/9:21 PM ET

Reuters is reporting that the Obama administration will suspend the $1 billion USD program intended to spur auto sales and reduce emissions.

The sources Reuters mentions say that the program is approaching its funding limit several days after launch. The program was originally supposed to run until November 1, or, until the $1 billion ran out. Sources now say it may be suspended in the next 24 hours.

The program, called “cash for guzzlers” and “cash for clunkers” credited up to $4,500 to car buyers who traded in their gas guzzlers for more fuel efficient vehicles.

The program appeared to be an immediate hit with the public, at least according to initial reports from different regions of the US. If the program is cancelled, there will undoubtedly be some resentment from both automobile dealers and consumers that were interested in participating in the program.

Administration officials have not yet commented on the reports.

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Author: Brendan Moore

Brendan Moore is a Principal Consultant with Cedar Point Consulting , a management consulting practice based in the Washington, DC area. He also manages Autosavant Consulting, a separate practice within Cedar Point Consulting. where he advises businesses connected to the auto industry. Cedar Point Consulting can be found at

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  1. At least we know now that there is a part of the overall stimulus plan that produces immediate results.

    This one seems to have really worked in terms of stimulating economic activity.

    And, I mean REALLY worked.

    Maybe they should give it some more funding, huh?

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