I have managed to miss the Obamathon over the weekend. It just
seems to me that when the going gets tough, this guy starts talking.
Is he trying to bore his opponents into submission? Here is somethng
The health care debate is still being waged and one of the tactics
is the claim that socialized medicine wouldn’t be such a bad thing.
President Obama himself cited the Post Office as a form of socialism
that works. Others have mentioned Medicare, schools, social security,
and our police and fire departments.
I’d like to give my opinion on this arguement. The post office is
a bad choice to prove competency. An agency that has been around
for over 200 years, constantly raises prices faster and higher than
the public sector, loses money, and can’t compete with UPS or FedEx.
Social Security has been around for almost 75 years and the government keeps raising the retirement age because it’s going bankrupt.
Medicare and Medicade have been around since the mid ’60s. Both are in peril of going broke and according to our President, Medicare has hundreds of billions of dollars of waste per year that can be cut to
fund his new plan. And the President says doing this won’t affect
I put schools, the police departments and fire departments in a
separate category. My main reason for this is because the local
government usually governs them. Police and Fire departments are
necessities to any safe community just as the military is needed
to keep the country safe. I have no problem there.
Schools are also needed but our current system bleeds money and is
inefficient. We have the highest schooling costs in the world and
we have kids graduating high school who can’t read well, need prep
classes to attend college, drop out, or otherwise fall through the
cracks. Granted there are a lot of graduates who don’t have these
problems, but too many do.
If our government wants to push tort reform, make prescriptions more
affordable, and tweak the system I’m all for it. But with all the
pandering to special interest I don’t believe this bill will help
with health care costs and may actually raise them.
Comments are always welcome.