It's so simple and perfect it's has a zero chance of ever being considered. Fact: Car dealerships are dying from low sales figures. Fact: The best cure for an idle manufacturing sector is a healthy stack of orders. Fact: People are understandably hesitant to purchase cars offered by firms with an uncertain future. Fact: The public requires an adjustment period in order to gain widespread acceptance of unconventional auto engineering such as plug-in hybrids or full electrics. Fact: Part of the reason for falling sales is the credit crunch. Fact: A growing percentage of the population has fallen into the bad credit category by loss of income leading to missed payments, repos, or foreclosures. In light of all this a bailout straight to Detroit cannot correct problems preventing car sales, it'll be a waste of taxpayer money. In lieu of flushing away $36 billion (is that the latest number); 1. Make available to tax filers a $5,000 down payment on any compact to midsized hybrid, flex-fuel, or electric vehicle produced by GM, FoMoCo, or Chrysler. 2. Order banks standing in line for another serving of bailout bucks to set aside a portion for low interest taxpayer car loans. No loans, no more bailout. That'll A. Place 7,200,000 car orders into the system B. Provide a windfall of economic stimulus from the dealerships to the corporate offices. C. Finally benefit the average taxpayer along with bankers and CEOs. D. By putting a large number of cars on the road the Big 3 will have a chance to directly influence future car buyers through recent ownership of a (supposedly) improved product. E. State and local governments will receive a sales tax shot in the arm across the nation. Comments?