clunker http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22134/all en Washington Post Mag Finds ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Harmed Demolition Derby http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-mag-finds-cash-clunkers-harmed-demolition-derby <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Program that spent taxpayer money on new cars was praised by Washington Post and other media in 2009. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Cash for Clunkers, the failed Obama scheme to try to save the auto industry, is still wreaking havoc. This time on an American pastime: demolition derby. Many in the news media applauded the clunker of a program, including The Washington Post which <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/03/AR2009080300915.html">repeatedly</a> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/15/AR2009091500855.html">praised</a> this program in 2009, trumpeting and increase in consumer spending.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/washington-post-mag-finds-cash-clunkers-harmed-demolition-derby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Government Media auto Bailout business Cash for Clunkers clunker demolition derby government parts scrap used cars Washington Post Washington Post Magazine Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:13:22 +0000 julia.seymour 41903 at http://mrc.org