Friday, July 31, 2009

The Devil You Know

Here's a great example of why public attitude toward President Obama's pricey health care proposal is somewhat tepid. It's not that people think the current system is so great. The "Cash for Clunkers" program should have been a no-brainer to administer.

Never underestimate the propensity for well meaning individuals, acting in haste, to make a fucked up status quo even worse.

Government Suspends 'Clunkers' Program

At Current Rate, Giving Out $3,500 Or $4,500 Per Vehicle Would Burn Through $1 Billion Allocated In No Time

NYC Car Dealers: How Could Obama Administration Mess This Up?

"Cash for Clunkers" came to a screeching halt Thursday, after only six days on the road.

In a shocker, the government announced it would suspend the program at midnight because demand was too great.

..."If they can't administer a program like this, I'd be a little concerned about my health insurance," car salesman Rob Bojaryn said.

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