Suppose you have a hot water heater in your home that works only intermittently. You go to your local Home Depot only to find that it won’t have a replacement model available for six months. Would you wait until the replacement is available before removing the old unit, or would you immediately yank the defective water heater out of your garage and live without hot water for half a year?
OK, maybe this isn’t totally realistic. I suppose even if you live in the middle of Alaska, you can get hot-water heaters in less time than that. And yet our federal government seems bent on the latter path: taking away stuff that works, albeit perhaps not perfectly, and without providing a replacement.