Friday, July 31, 2009

It isn't the same thing as Bush's botched reaction to Katrina, but reports that the 'Cash for Clunkers' program is running out of cash just days after it started is bad news for Obama's attempt to show the public that he is capable of running the government... and by extension, Obama's attempt to rework the health care system.

Yes, Obama isn't directly responsible for the program, but neither was Bush directly responsible for the fouled up response to Katrina... what is important is that public attention be focused on this as yet another example of how government can be pretty much counted on to screw up whatever it gets involved in. If government can't be trusted to have enough money for a simple program as this, how is anybody supposed to have confidence that there would be enough money for a government takeover of health care?