I e-mailed the Star-Tribune reporter, Suzanne Ziegler, on Thursday to ask if she had any response or explanation. She has not responded.
In the meantime, the government first announced it was going to suspend the CARS program because it was about to run out of money. Then they changed course, and are trying to race a $2 billion supplemental appropriation through Congress. Meanwhile, dealers are complaining that they can't get through the government's system to receive their money, and they are describing the whole plan as a fiasco.
To echo what so many others are saying: Do you really want a government that can't run a simple car-voucher program for 250,000 car purchases running a health-care program for 300 million people?