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More cash for cash for clunkers

For all the howling about how dumb the “cash for clunkers” bill was, it’s certainly been a hit with the public, stirring dealership business by offering federal subsidies of up to $4,500 each for those who trade in old gas-guzzlers for fuel-efficient newer models. The House voted 316-109 today to replenish its funds with $2 billion more stimulus money. But how well is it working on the government’s end? “I’ve got dealers who have submitted the paperwork three times and have gotten three rejections,” said Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich. “What is a dealer supposed to do?”