Posts Tagged ‘Cash for Clunkers’

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Government Motors

September 10, 2009

HPIM2006I was driving to Columbus, OH today and sat behind a late-model Chevy minivan with government plates.  Not two miles later I went by a truck that looked like it was hauling crushed cars from the Cash for Clunkers program.  That got me thinking…why not have government employees drive the clunkers?  

According to an article by the the Huffington Report, the US government vehicle fleet includes over 642,000 cars and costs taxpayers $3.4 BILLION per year!  I wonder how much less it would cost to keep all those clunkers on the road?  Could it be done for less than $5,295 per vehicle per year? 

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