The government crushes it?????
This is incredibly shortsighted. I saw the list of the top ten "clunkers" being turned in. Seven of them are Ford Explorers between 5 and 10 years old. Now Explorers aren't the most efficient cars, but they are a hell of a lot better than some of the smoke spewing 1970's sedans and pickups on our roads. The people driving those sedans certainly can't afford to trade in their clunkers, so why not allow them to take the Explorers for a few hundred bucks and then crush the real gas guzzlers?