There is an unsettling pattern here. Cash for Clunkers threw out perfectly serviceable used cars and borrowed $3 billion (from the Chinese) to encourage car sales that probably would have happened anyway. Now we’re talking about closing down Guantanamo, and moving some of its inmates to Thomson, Illinois, to an institution with obviously fewer advantages than the facility in Cuba.
The nation is out of money. Why do we keep throwing away our assets? Does someone really believe it would help the economy if I smashed all the windows in Philadelphia, because someone would have to replace all that glass? Is it possible vandals are our friends?
Out with the good. Let’s see. What else works well in this nation? Identify it. Then watch how fast some fool comes up with a fuzzy theory that whatever it is must be destroyed.