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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Money In, Jobs Out

By Keith R. Schmitz

The Senate tonight approved the $2 billion extension of the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

Why in the world wasn't the rest of the stimulus package wasn't like this? Critics (we know who they are) complained what was passed earlier this year didn't not have enough job creation.

What got passed tonight was job creation, pure and simple for American car makers, their suppliers, steel makes and even scrap yards.

Pardon my regional chauvinism, but for years the southern and western states -- including Sarah Palin's Alaska -- saw more money coming back from Washington than they sent. This time, since most of the American automakers are located in the Midwest, we get to benefit.

And yes another example that government, when run right, works.

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