I don’t know how I missed this Wall Street Journal story, but it is just another one of those unintended consequences of social engineering through the tax code.
People are getting golf carts for no cost, thanks to tax credits that encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.
The first paragraph pretty much sums it up:
We thought cash for clunkers was the ultimate waste of taxpayer money, but as usual we were too optimistic. Thanks to the federal tax credit to buy high-mileage cars that was part of President Obama’s stimulus plan, Uncle Sam is now paying Americans to buy that great necessity of modern life, the golf cart.
The article: Cash for Clubbers