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August 17, 2009

Shocking! Cash For Clunkers Is An Administrative Nightmare!

And by shocking, I mean, of course it is.

But don't worry, just because they can't process a few hundred thousand claims for this program it doesn't mean they won't do a bang up job with millions and millions of health insurance claims. They are the government after all.

The federal government has only reimbursed auto dealers for 2 percent of the claims they've submitted through the popular "cash for clunkers" program, a Pennsylvania congressman said, calling on the Obama administration to help speed up the process.

Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., called for "immediate action" to address the problem in a statement Sunday, after writing a letter to President Obama Saturday expressing his concerns.

In the letter, Sestak said only 2 percent of claims have been paid and that four of every five applications have been "rejected for minor oversight."

Gee, what could go wrong with turning over health care and about 15% of the US economy to these guys?

Meanwhile, the US Postal Service emails to say, "How's my ass taste now?"


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