Saturday, January 5, 2013

"'Cash for Clunkers' Actually Hurt the Environment"

Just in case you had forgotten about the outrageous cash for clunkers program, here is an update on how counterproductive it was:

"E Magazine states recycling just the plastic and metal alone from the CARS scraps would have saved 24 million barrels of oil. While some of the 'Clunkers' were truly old, many of the almost 700,000 cars were still in perfectly good condition. In fact, many that qualified for the program were relatively 'young,' with fuel efficiencies that rivaled newer cars."
Paying taxes so that the government can buy working cars and destroy them is depressing.

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