Saturday, August 01, 2009

FAILURE In Cars = FAILURE In Health-Care

As they grow the government even in this area of a new program... money is squandered and resources lost... all for a false vision. Ask yourself this, if you got sick, would you want to go to Henry Mayo (your local hospital), or the VA.

House rushes to rescue 'cash for clunkers' program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House rushed Friday to pump $2 billion into a popular cash-for-clunkers program running near empty, with a leading Democrat saying "consumers have spoken with their wallets."

Debate began at midday on the bill to refuel the car-purchase program and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer predicted a vote within hours. He said the additional money would come from funds Congress approved earlier in the year as part of a $787 billion economic stimulus bill, he said.

Hoyer, D-Md., said that at the request of House Republicans—whose approval was required for swift passage—the bill would include provisions for government auditors to make sure the money was being spent as intended....

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

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

The "Clunkers" program was being administered by the National Highway Safety Administration, which has seemed overwhelmed from the get-go. Some in Congress
are expected to push for expansion of the $1 billion budget on Friday.