I thought my trusty, rusty ride was a sure bet to qualify. But my Buick gets 19 miles per gallon, just missing the 18 m.p.g. cutoff to count as a clunker. I feel cheated; it doesn't seem like a very inclusive program. I am in the market for a car, and I was shut out.
I know they want to get the big gas guzzlers off the road, but it's unfair that a 3-year-old Hummer gets the trade-in while a 26-year-old car doesn't qualify. A lot more vehicles should be included, and the program should consider other elements -- like steady employment.
It's just frustrating. I volunteered for President Obama at the phone banks. I got my transparency, but I don't particularly like what I see.
NEXT: John Kolber: No clunker for his kid