With Cash for Clunkers, the workforce gets its $12.6B, the “government” (the taxpayers) gets a total of $1.53B back in direct return to the Federal and State treasuries.
“We need emotional content.” The student tries again, and the master intones, “Don’t think. Feeeeel. It is like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all of the heavenly glory.”