There’s no end to the items to be filed under “You can’t make this stuff up.”
For example there’s this from a WSJ article on cashing in your clunker (emphasis mine)
|The EPA reviewed its mileage ratings for about 30,000 different models, to comply with a requirement in the cash-for-clunkers legislation that miles-per-gallon ratings be accurate up to four decimal places, the EPA said in a statement Wednesday. That review coincided with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s efforts to produce a 136-page-long rulebook for the cash-for-clunkers program.
Four decimal places? You cannot be serious! This from a government that’s taken to rounding our deficit down to the closest trillion?
And 136 pages of rules? I'm sure no one in Congress read them.
Update: As of July 31, (one day after original post), the Cash4Clunkers plan is officially out of funds. The program, originally scheduled to run from July through November has already run through the $1 billion funding that was the estimated cost of the program and has shut it down.
Yeah, let's let Congress estimate the cost of the Public Option Health Care Plan.