These type initiatives involve trade-offs somewhere else. I'm not sure what would scare me more, those who want this not knowing better, or not caring.
You see, Bob can be helped by taking money from Sue and John, but as everyone is focused on Bob and how wonderful he's doing after ripping off Sue and John, the question of how well the company is doing that would have otherwise benefited from purchases made by Sue and John is never asked.
Meanwhile on the political front, politicians are basking in success poured on by the atta-boy media. Those politicians who know that this is a sham, and, don't like it; well they will be run out of office on a rail, or otherwise maligned if they dare speak up and resist such myopic sentiment. I'd say that that speaks more about the people than the politicians and media.
But perhaps the largest sham is that it is being endorsed and carried out by those who are supposed to be the compassionate ones among us toward the poor. This bill will hurt the poor by reducing the availability of less expensive used cars, while doing nothing to stop the hoax known as man made global warming. I'd say that the real winners in this clunker is the clunker government, big automotive, and those who are wealthy enough to purchase a new car with the help of John and Sue. The losers? Well that would be the rest of us.
As Christians we should have true compassion for the poor and not sell them out in the name of delusions such as the idea that man can raise and lower sea levels and planetary temperatures. As Christians we should be fair and not ask people, poor or not, to pay for things so they can be destroyed on the basis of such a delusion. We should educate ourselves, both rich and poor, in His Word so that we will be able ot recognize folly for folly.
Right vs Real - A longtime friend of mine has always drawn a distinction between "right" and "real". Ask a Christian a plainly-known question like "Are we saved by faith o...