Be Very Afraid

Thinking of trading in your old car on the "Cash for Clunkers" program? Well, you just might get less for your clunker under the program, than you would if you traded it in without.

Our government can't properly incentivize a simple transaction like a car trade-in, and all that involves is paying you more than a chiseling auto dealership would. How effing stupid is Congress, anyway? And they're going to fix our health care system in the space of a fortnight?

Be afraid.