Re: Clunker Tragedy
all it is a auto bail out, if they wanted to they the government could have bought new cars and trucks, (instead of stepping in to completion of private business),
If the idea was to up grade for gas millage, then great, use a tax credit, and do not destroy the cars, but let the next tier of buyers up grade, and get a tax credit, and soon real clunkers would be traded in and scraped, I would love to upgrade my truck or van,
(van has close to 300,000 and about 10 to 12 mpg) my guess is most all of the vans being traded in (currently under the program) would do 2 or more mpg better, than what I have.
and with a tax credit it would still encourage people to trade up, and it would help the full realm of mileage across the fleet, and (yes there would be less revenue with a tax credit, but it would not be money payed out necessarily, and there would be little bureaucracy with it), (
MY personal opinion would be if it would be for all up grades, in mileage, the incentive would not need to be great, to encourage it, a few hundred dollars to a max of thousand,
this current system hurts the used car dealer, hurts parts stores, hurts even the junk yards as the most valuable part of the car is messed up, and non profits are hurt as people are not donating there cars, and the lower income is hurt as many many good cars and trucks are taken out of circulation,
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