Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell, a Democrat from Des Moines, says he doesn’t understand why the U.S. Senate doesn’t act quickly to put more money into the "Cash for Clunkers" program. Boswell says the two things they set out to do were to stimulate the economy, get people back to work and improve the economy while doing it.
He says the automobile industry is an important part of the economy from the family car to the delivery truck. The program ran out of the one-billion dollars put into it in just one week after projections that the money would last into November. Boswell was asked if there are other programs that could use the same model to stimulate the economy.
Boswell says maybe appliances or other things that are manufactured in the country could be part of a program. "We want to one, improve the environment, two, get people back to work, and this seems like it’s a pretty good way to go about it," Boswell says. Boswell made his comments while visiting a car dealership in metro Des Moines.