Milo clued me in to a new scheme the British government came up with. Turn in your old car to be destroyed (at taxpayer expense!) and get a credit towards a new one.
There already is an incentive offered to get people to buy new cars. It is called a “trade in”, where cash or credit towards a new car is offered by the dealers themselves. And then the dealers fix up the old cars and sell them for a lower price to those who can’t afford a new one. Everyone wins!
But the new scheme in Great Britain would do away with used cars. Buy a new one or go without. I suppose the government over there just hates poor people.
I wouldn’t even bother to mention this at all, considering how it is an internal political matter in a foreign country, except that I just found out that Pres. Obama has suggested that the US adopt the same stupid plan!
Words fail me.