How so? Be specific. The "cash for clunkers" program wasn't. It just pulled 8 months of "car buyers" into a 2 months window (ensuring 6 quiet months after), and got them to switch out American made products with Foreign ones (mostly Japanese). Oh yeah, and it cost the American taxpayers 3 Billion. p.s Money taken out of the economy via taxation and then put back in via a program like this is just a shell game. It's only putting stuff in that was taken out in the first place. How does that help the economy?