Originally Posted by Seth Brundle
I wouldn't pay much head to SIMI and to be honest their numbers in that article are a joke.
However, being realistic, how many actual jobs would a scrappage scheme help?
I'd say it's very difficult to put a figure on that without making up a lot of things or a fortnight's intensive research.
But it doesn't take a genius to realise that buying and selling the product will keep people in jobs. It's a bit dim witted to take the approach that when buying a car most of the money goes put of the country. Purchasing in an Irish dealer will support Irish jobs.
Not just the salesmen, the whole dealership gets something from it and the dealerships suppliers too. Mechanics to PDI the new cars, parts departments to supply mats and mud flaps, valeters to prepare the new cars, motor factors to supply number plates and disc holders tyre shine. Lorry drivers to bring in the new cars and take away the scrapers, administration staff etc.
Please God dealers will open back up in time and a few people buy cars later in the year and I can work again. I'm not saying we need government financial stimulus or handouts but local support and business is something you'd hope to have if people can afford to do so.