Cash for Clunkers
The program offers $3,500 to $4,500 for people who trade in an old car for a new one with higher fuel economy.
Is it just me, or does the idea of encouraging/subsidising people to buy a new car in an attempt to save the environment seem absurd? Subsidising new cars just means that old cars end up on scrap heaps sooner. How does this help the environment? OK, so fuel economy might be better, but why not just drive fewer kms?
Why not give a Cash for Cycles
program? Throw your car away and buy a bike!