True- I benefited from the cash for clunkers program, a program that allegedly was formulated to assist getting gas guzzling cars off the road and help with climate change. However the program has one massive flaw- you must exchange your gas guzzler for a NEW more efficient car. This program can be used only by people in a certain income range- namely those that can afford a new car in a recessionary period. Which leaves us asking the follwoing questions:
If our democrat congress is so intent on helping the poor, why didn't they give assistance to those that can afford a used car and not a new car?
If the intent is to assist with climate change why the stipulation that you must purchase a new car, why not a more fuel efficient used car?
Isn't it more environmentatlly friendly to utlize the used fuel efficient cars on the market than the new fuel efficient car? Why on earth would our congress that is SO SO SO conserned with the environment be against someone trading in their gas guzzler for a 2007 Prius?
Who benefits from the 'new car' stipulation?
Auto Unions. This 'climate change' initative is just another way to funnel tax payer dollars back to the unions. AUTO UNIONS benefit from the words "NEW CAR" not the environment and not Americans. Those same unions that keep funneling campaign funds into the democrat party. Those unions that now own GM and Chrystler.