My Friend and Cash for Clunkers
I have a friend who is a strong supporter of President Obama. This guy's character is rock solid, he just has a blind spot about what government can and can't really do.
His son has a very high paying, high stress job in a major metropolitan area. This young man had his old truck vandalized, and because of that it's value fell so low that the Cash For Clunkers amount seemed like a good deal. He used the program to trade in his vandalized old truck for a Mazda Z car.
My friend thinks this is an example of an Obama program that worked. I told him that it amounts to me and him rolling our lazy carcasses out of bed every morning for three weeks just to repay the loan from China that Obama used to finance the young man's acquisition of a Japanese car. And the young man whose foreign car purchase we are subsidizing makes far more money than both of us put together.
If that is an example of an Obama "success", what will the failures look like?