Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Hannity junkyard scheme is a clunker

The "cash for clunkers" program could make each of these cars worth $4,500.
The "cash for clunkers" program could make each of these cars worth $4,500.

On his Fox News Channel program on June 18, 2009, political commentator Sean Hannity mocked the "Cash for Clunkers" program recently approved by Congress, saying a loophole would allow someone to buy an old heap at a junkyard, have it towed to his or her house, and the government would give them $4,500 for it.

Under the program, people can get $3,500 to $4,500 if they trade in their old gas-guzzler for a more fuel-efficient new car. The idea is to boost the ailing auto industry while improving the environment.

"Listen, all we've got to do is you got to go to a local junkyard — all you've got to do is tow (the car) to your house. And you're going to get $4,500," Hannity said. "I'm going to go do that," Hannity said.

Actually, legislators accounted for just such a scheme. Find out how here .