Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Cash for Clunkers" Cost Us Taxpayers $24K Per Car


The Cash for Clunkers program gave car buyers rebates of up to $4,500 if they traded in less fuel-efficient vehicles for new vehicles that met certain fuel economy requirements. A total of $3 billion was allotted for those rebates.

The average rebate was $4,000. But the overwhelming majority of sales would have taken place anyway at some time in the last half of 2009, according to That means the government ended up spending about $24,000 each for those 125,000 additional vehicle sales.

You will find the rest of the article here.

And to think, a sizable chunk of the population wants to put this same bunch of goobers in charge of their health care.


DCG said...

A sizable chunk of the population is stoopid. They can't do math and don't understand economics. All they care about is getting more free stuff from the govt and they don't care who pays for it. We are screwed...

Dave said...


Screwed we are, all because the government managed to convince enough people that there was such a thing as a free lunch.


When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. -Dorothy Thompson