[Guest post by DRJ]
Just a day after the one-week-old Cash-for-Clunkers program was suspended, the House approved $2 billion more in funding to be paid from economic stimulus monies approved earlier this year. In order to gain the support of House Republicans, the Democrats reportedly agreed to “provisions for government auditors to make sure the money was being spent as intended.”
Everything needs to be done yesterday with this Congress and the Obama Administration. Even the better programs seem to be managed in an impulsive, haphazard and chaotic fashion. Worst of all, every solution involves spending millions, billions or trillions of taxpayers’ current (and future) dollars.
UPDATE: More on this government-created chaos.