Guess the dealers who are opting out of the "cash for clunkers" program aren't missing that much: U.S. DOT Secretary Roy LaHood announced the program will end on Monday at 8 p.m. LaHood said, "This program has been a lifeline to the automobile industry, jump starting a major sector of the economy and putting people back to work. At the same time, we’ve been able to take old, polluting cars off the road and help consumers purchase fuel efficient vehicles," and added, "We don't want to run out of money. And I want to be able to substantiate what I'm saying here. If you do a deal with us, you submit the paperwork, you will be paid." The program was originally budgeted with $1 billion of government money, but was so successful that the government put another $2 billion into the program.