Will the Cash for Clunkers program hurt poor people?

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    My thought is that the Cash for Clunker program may hurt poor people. It obviously takes a lot of vehicles off the road that might have been bought for a low price. The Clunkers that were in too poor of a condition could have supplied parts for other vehicles that could have been kept running. With the supply being lowered the price of these clunkers that are not to be crushed will have a higher price as there is less of them. Used parts that the poor need to keep their vehicles going will be higher.
     
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    They don't get crushed, they get junked. The parts are available to be reused.

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    All I have to go by is what I saw on MSNBC and they said they had to be crushed so you may actually be correct as my source of that was not from the most reliable source.
     
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