Friday, August 21, 2009
The "Cash for Clunkers" law has turned into such a mess that conservatives are using it as a reason for why government should not be delivering health care. It might be unfair, but it is an example of government bureaucracy at its worst. The problem was that government wasn't prepared for the overwhelming response to the law. That could happen to anyone whether a public or private entity. Unfortunately, it provided ammunition for the critics of health care reform at the wrong time and has created a credibility gap that the Obama administration will now have to overcome.