From the much misunderstood Claire McCaskill:
We simply cannot afford any more taxpayr $ to extend cash for clunkers. Idea was to prime the pump, not subsidize auto purchases forever.
Ma’am, have you ever, in all your time in office, seen a subsidy stop?
By the way, if you prime a pump, only to find that there is no water in the cistern, you must keep priming the pump to see any kind of fluid flow.