Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reasons to let the government run things

The president had it "Town Hall" photo-op today. And he used the opportunity to explain how the government health care plan is a great idea:

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Note where he said, “U.P.S. and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the post office that’s always having problems.

My fears are now allayed: I'm thrilled to hear that government-run health care will be as efficient as the post office. And that's according to the president.

Your hard-earned money will be collected from your paycheck via taxes, and sent to finance a program that will be run like the post office.

Let me say that I have a brother-in-law that works for the post office. He's a good guy. And most of the postal workers I've met are good people, too. I say that so they won't ... well ... go postal on me.

Anyway, the president has convinced me. We need to have government-run health care. And the post office example sold me.

But, there are some of you, I'm sure, that aren't yet convinced. So, as a loyal American (who doesn't what to be flagged), I present other reasons to let the government run health care. Here are things that will present excellent examples of how government-run organizations (regardless of the level of government) operate:

  • Amtrak

  • The quality of public schools

  • The NEA funding of porn

  • The DMV

  • Oil for Food

  • Paying farmers to not grow crops

  • Student visas

  • The TSA

  • FEMA

  • The IRS

If these examples don't show you just how wonderful a government-run health care system will be, I don't know what will convince you.

1 comment:

  1. I watched in disbelief. Obama offered the Post Office as an example of how the public healthcare option would enable private insurance competition. REWIND ... he said what???

    I think O. and Joe are now the main event in Celebrity Gaffe Match 2009. You just can't make this stuff up.


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