Vehicle voucher bill would strengthen U.S. auto industry, end need for taxpayer funding (Rep. Don Manzullo)

My bill would give Americans the incentives and the confidence they need to start buying vehicles again, which will bolster automobile manufacturing and sales, put millions of Americans back to work, and restore the tax revenues our state and local governments need to continue providing services to the people.

Unfortunately, Congress and the Administration have ignored my job-creating approach in favor of further government intrusion into the auto industry that has placed tens of billions of taxpayer dollars at risk. That intrusion included the forced closure of Chrysler and GM dealerships that will put 150,000 more Americans on the unemployment lines. And today, GM has become Government Motors as the federal government now owns 60 percent of the company thanks to the latest taxpayer contribution.

Enough is enough. It's time for the government to get out of the auto manufacturing business and instead support incentives that will help the U.S. auto industry right itself.

Cross-posted from the Republican Policy Committee.

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