Gaming the system is the system.
And so I asked the question on the minds of millions of my fellow concerned citizens: How can I get my snout into this trough? Easy: I buy a small car qualifying for the $4,500, and keep it for a few months until the cash-for-clunkers boondoggle has run its course. At that point, the supply of used cars will have shrunk and their prices driven up; I will sell the almost-new small car for what I paid for it ($12,629 last Saturday) or more, at worst having driven it for free, and then buy the truck I covet.
The consequences of trashing all those “clunkers” will fall mostly on the poor, but also on auto parts and service businesses.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.
Socialism doesn’t work. Why do these crazy people keep trying it?