Clunkernomics Perfect Example of "Scandalously Wasteful Economic Policy"
By Rich Lowry
"The Clunkers program demands that the old cars be disabled.
In a ritual repeated in dealership lots across America, sodium silicate is being poured into car engines to kill them.
Many of these cars have value and could be sold on the used market.
They are being destroyed senselessly in a diktat reminiscent of Franklin Roosevelt's slaughter of livestock during the New Deal. Decades later, we still haven't learned that the wanton destruction of goods is scandalously wasteful economic policy."