'Cash For Clunkers' Broke

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Less than a month after it began, the federal "Cash for Clunkers" program—which provides owners of older vehicles with a $4,500 credit toward the purchase of a more fuel-efficient car—has run out of money. What do you think?

"Oh, well. I still think I can get a better offer from another government."

Theo Cleary • Propeller Inspector

"Great, first they end my local toys-for-guns program, and now this. Soon no one's going to reward you for acquiring things that make the world a shitty place."

Paul Bachman • Lacquer Polisher


"This is a slippery slope. First you're helping people pay for cars, then you're socializing health care, and the next thing you know you're making shaky black-and-white films with blurry close-ups of broken glasses and bloodstains. Where does it end?"

Lucy Wenc • Building Inspector