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Keith Griffin

Cash for Clunkers and the Environment

By January 12, 2013

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I read Facebook. I shouldn't be surprised that negative stories keep popping up that have to do with President Obama. Such was the case with one from E Magazine that says Cash for Clunkers hurt the environment.

Of course I had to clarify the article explaining how Cash for Clunkers hurt the environment. Not because I'm defending President Obama. This isn't a political blog. Nope, I did it because there are some misconceptions that Cash for Clunkers did nothing to help the environment.

I think I helped set the record straight at least on that point. I can't quibble much with the rest of the article but it does amaze me that Cash for Clunkers continues to be an issue more than three-and-a-half years after its completion.

Don't get me started on FDR and that whole New Deal thing. That could take all day!

Comments
January 22, 2013 at 2:45 pm
(1) Joe Panozzo says:

I took advantage of the program and went from 16 mpg on my old Chevy truck 15 mpg to 21 mpg on my Frontier. Plus it put people to work – those building vehicles to loan officers. The point with Obama is that some folks just don’t like him and therefore anything he has voted for is a negative.

At the time, I positively commented to a person I worked with about the program. She said it was a government cover-up and all those voting for it were getting kickbacks from the automakers and the UAW. I couldn’t believe that anybody could be that removed from reality.

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