Streetwise Professor

August 20, 2009

Two Out of Three is Very Bad

Filed under: Financial crisis,Politics — The Professor @ 2:45 pm

“Cash for clunkers” is apparently predicated on two of the three most common lies:

  • “The check is in the mail.”
  • “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.”

Heaven help us.

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  1. “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you.”

    Ronald Reagan called the phrase “the nine most terrifying words in the English language” in 1986.

    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – 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.

    Enough said.

    Comment by penny — August 20, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

  2. What’s the third?

    Comment by Sublime Oblivion — August 20, 2009 @ 3:46 pm

  3. the third? ‘I’ll still respect you in the morning’

    Comment by KMcC — August 20, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

  4. S/O, KMcC–Uhm, that’s the clean version. LOL. Thinking about the “respect” version, I debated about whether to say three out of three, but I figured that the gov’t seldom even feigns respect, so it would have been implausible.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — August 20, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

  5. But it’s “wildly popular” 🙂

    Comment by Hal — August 20, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

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