Smartest, Most Expert Government Evah

Remember, these are the people who want to take over, what is it, some 15% of the US economy, and put it under government control and mandate. They want their panel of ‘experts’ to decide on how your care is managed…because they, of course, know better than you. An interesting window into just how expert they are can be found by looking at their much-touted “Cash For Clunkers” Plan:

NEW YORK (AP) – Hundreds of auto dealers in the New York area have withdrawn from the government’s Cash for Clunkers program, citing delays in getting reimbursed by the government, a dealership group said Wednesday.

The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, which represents dealerships in the New York metro area, said about half its 425 members have left the program because they cannot afford to offer more rebates. They’re also worried about getting repaid.

… The program offers up to $4,500 to shoppers who trade in vehicles getting 18 mpg or less for a more fuel-efficient car or truck. Dealers pay the rebates out of pocket, then must wait to be reimbursed by the government. But administrative snags and heavy paperwork have created a backlog of unpaid claims.

Schienberg said the group’s dealers have been repaid for only about 2 percent of the clunkers deals they’ve made so far.

Many dealers have said they are worried they won’t get repaid at all, while others have waited so long to get reimbursed they don’t have the cash to fund any more rebates, Schienberg said.

This is a very simple program with few options to complicate the reimbursement process; nothing at all compared to the incredibly complex pricing levels that this health care program would entail…and much smaller by a factor of several thousand.

“But it’s in the hands of this enormous bureaucracy and regulatory agency,” he added. “If they don’t get out of their own way, this program is going to be a huge failure.”

Transportation Sec. Lahood, in the typical Government response of “we’re not at fault; it’s the private citizen’s fault”, said

LaHood blamed the holdups on incorrectly completed paperwork from dealers and insufficient staff at the Transportation Department to process the repayment applications.

“Many of the applications are faulty and we have to send them back,” LaHood told reporters after the press conference. “As soon as we get a good application, we send the check out.”

Right here is your preview of how this Administration would handle running health care. “Sorry, you filled out the form wrong, so no funds are available for your surgery. Bummer.”

As the auto dealer’s Mr. Scienberg says

“We have never seen these kinds of numbers, percentages of paperwork that’s being rejected,” he said today in an interview. “If you’re seeing 85 percent, maybe it’s your system that’s creating the problem and not in the retailers.”

This health care Obamanation much be defeated, folks. It must be.

Update: Insta finds the same tale in New Mexico:

THEY CAN’T HANDLE THIS, BUT THEY’LL HANDLE HEALTHCARE? Dealers stiffed as clunkers pile up. “Some New Mexico auto dealers have backed out of the cash-for-clunkers program and more may do so as the federal government takes its time providing cash reimbursements. Dealers across the state are owed more than $3.6 million, according to a dealers’ group which says that so far Uncle Sam has only written three checks totaling about $14,000.”

(Emphasis added). They promised FedEx, but they’re delivering the Post Office.

One Response to “Smartest, Most Expert Government Evah”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    The healthcare legislation isn’t about healthcare, it’s about power and control. The rest is just noise.

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