If government can't even run a simple automobile incentive program right, why should they be trusted with your healthcare?
Many in congress are the walking definition of incompetent. The concept behind the "cars for clunkers" program was actually commendable. It actually made sense. The concept in theory was as close to the government actually helping the private sector then anything they've done to date. Well, leave it to the government to trip over itself and take a good idea and completely mess it up. The cars for clunkers program was suppose to have ended in November, but it has been suspended less then one week into program. People are going into the dealerships in droves looking to take advantage of what they believe is a great deal. In the government's infinite stupidity, they didn't even set solid guidelines to what they consider to be a "junker". So when people bring in their old cars they believe fits the mold of a junker, the dealers have to tell them it doesn't. The percentage of applicants that have actually qualified have been small. So the consumers become angry, and the dealers look like the bad guys.
Believe it or not, that is just one of the programs with the cars for clunkers program. The second program is that the brain drains in congress didn't anticipate the pent up demand of consumers wanting to buy new cars. The program ran out of money. If the private sector was organizing this program, all the factors related to the program would have been researched, tested and planned before it was enacted. I've never heard of car manufactures and dealers that promote zero percent financing or employee discounts ever having these types of problems. Who in their right mind would serious consider wanting the federal government to run our health care system, when they can't even run a simple car rebate exchange program right? Just think about it.