|August 27, 2009|
Cash for Clunkers
CNN reported the following headline this morning:
Ok, so there were 700,000 people that got cash for there clunker, and there was $3 billion budget. Simple math shows that the average payout per car owner was $4,285.71. This suggests that a lot of consumers qualified for the higher payout. I am a little surprise by this since I thought that the formula was set up to the lower payout option.
There are currently 304,059,724 people living in the United States today. This means that roughly 4% of the population got the benefit of using cash for clunkers.