Federal government only does 2 things well: Kill people and steal money

Posted on September 4th, 2009 Dan

Yesterday I was in line for 45 minutes at the post office, around 3pm. It wasn’t even rush hour.  When I got to the counter, the lady told me “Oh we don’t print shipping labels here.” Well fine, I wrote the address on a scrap of paper and taped it with my own tape that I brought from home, because I already knew they don’t provide tape either.

The whole time in line I was thinking to myself  “And they want to take over our health insurance industry?”

Post Office counter employees move at a snail’s pace. It’s basically a charity organization to employ the clinically lazy.

USPS costs only slightly less than UPS, but has a dramatically longer wait times.   I don’t even know what possessed me to go to the post office in the first place but I’d gladly pay an extra few dollars not to wait for 45 minutes in line.

It’s almost impossible for someone to be fired from a government job. Government industries are the ultimate monopoly businesses and their employees have no incentive to work efficiently.

Under government health insurance, lazy bureaucrats who answer to no one will decide what medical procedures you can and cant have.  At least in the private insurance sector there is still some amount of competition and profit motive.

There is no denying that there are many people with sub-standard health care in this country.  The insurance companies are ruthless and profit-driven.  They only care about the health of their subscribers as it pertains to reducing payouts on claims… but at least we have that.

Currently you can walk into any hospital in this country and be treated for an illness, regardless of insurance status or citizenship.  The taxpayers and doctors already pay the bills for indigent patients.  Most of the time Medicaid will pay for it.  If you do run up a huge bill and can’t pay it, you can file bankruptcy.  If a payment is denied in violation of your insurance contract, you can file a civil suit against the insurance company.

The US Federal Government only does 2 things well:  Kill people and steal our money.  They specifically have the stated goal of reducing population. Do we really want a bunch of killer eugenicists making decisions about what medical procedures and drugs are going to be paid for?

If our federal government can’t handle Medicaid and the VA Hospital system, what makes anyone think they should take over the entire health insurance industry?  Would you want to be treated at a VA or county hospital?

Where in the constitution does it say our federal govenment has any business doing this kind of thing?  Have we forgotten about the 10th amendment?

The idea of our federal government taking over the health insurance industry is pure idiocy.

Related: Whole Foods CEO John Mackie’s op ed piece on health care reform. (The real version, not the one the WSJ edited without his permission)


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