My husband has worked for an auto company and auto related companies for many years. I am happy there is an incentive for people to buy new cars. It is great for Detroit. (At least in the short term.)
But it does bug me that when you turn in a "clunker," that being a high mileage car, you do get a nice rebate from the government(which we all pay for), but the catch is that the dealership must have the "clunker" crushed. The evil gas-guzzling car MUST BE DESTROYED!!!
I think this is a waste. There are many people who will never be able to buy a new car and all of these used vehicles could be helping someone who needs a low budget car. I know. I know. It helps the environment, or so they say. But what about the poor (and even not-so-poor) who can't afford a new car. These cars could be GIVEN to them, rather than crushed.
Why not require that they be given away? Because those who have made the environment their idol care more about emissions than they do about the poor who need cheap transportation. Am I being too harsh?
That's how it looks to me. (OK. Next post I'll talk about something nice-- my vacation :-)