An oldie, but a goodie. Way back in February of 2003, D-squared Digest said:
give me one single example of something with the following three characteristics:
1. It is a policy initiative of the current Bush administration
2. It was significant enough in scale that I’d have heard of it (at a pinch, that I should have heard of it)
3. It wasn’t in some important way completely fucked up during the execution.
It’s nearly four years later, and I remain unable to think of an example. Discuss.
As you discuss, feel free to suggest helpful ways in which this situation could be remedied. For instance, would allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices move Medicare Part D out of the “fucked up during execution” column (and also out of the “it is a policy initiative of the current Bush administration). What else would have to be done to fix that.
Other topics you may wish to weigh in on: rebuilding the Gulf Coast, rebuilding Afghanistan, rebuilding Iraq, rebuilding NCLB, rebuilding the budget surplus, rebuilding American trade, rebuilding the American middle class. Enjoy.