Topic: NON-Healthcare Debacle

The Demorcrats or more commonly known as CORRUPTOCRATS, will stop at nothing to pass their Marxist/Communist/Socialist agenda.  Check this out!! … ode=98E6-1

Re: NON-Healthcare Debacle

This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

At the appropriate time as regulated by the US Congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door, I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

After work, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to a house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local Police Department.

I then log on to the internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right.

Re: NON-Healthcare Debacle

All of these things were first provided by private enterprise, not government.

In fact, let's analyze these claims a bit more:

With new "Cap & Trade" policies, energy prices will be forced to increase, not because of less supply or greater demand, rather because government says our need for electricity is "evil."

The clean water provided by local municipalities is apparently not good enough for the millions of people who purchase bottled water when they go to work, and use after market  in-home water filtration and/or purification systems to improve their drinking water.

The National Weather Service forecasts don’t seem to have improved accuracy with all the billions of dollars and gamut of toys they have to work with. 

Last I checked the Sun, moon and stars had more to do with keeping time than did any government agency.

The NHTSA took a gasoline powered compact car in the 1990’s that averaged over 50 MPG and forced changes to the vehicle which drove it’s mileage down by 30%. They then proceed to tell auto companies they aren’t doing enough to keep gas mileage high enough. 

The roads we drive on are built by private contractors and maintained by government employees and the ones in my area sure are falling apart.

Fuel quality has been tainted to the point where you can’t run a healthy small engine on standard ethanol based fuels without causing problems, and the EPA has made it nearly impossible to find regular non-oxygenated fuels for this purpose.

The US Postal Service has run in the red nearly every year since its inception and continuous rate hikes and cutting back on locations has not helped. 

I wouldn’t credit building codes for the fact that your house hasn’t burnt down so much as I would credit the fact that private industry created electricity and light bulbs so that you don’t need to use burning lamps and fireplaces for light and heat.  Ironic that electrical codes are updated every year because of an apparent problem with the previous system.  If it was good enough last year, why not this year?  It’s simply an endless cycle. 

Incidentally most electrical fires are not caused by wiring problems from knowledgeable professionals, but rather from the handymen in the good old days who thought they could do it themselves.

The Internet may have come about by the needs of the defense department, but is brought to you unfettered by the capitalists in the business sector. 

The lesson here is that government, while necessary, will always cost more and underperform the equivalent in the private sector.  The problem with health care is bureaucracy.  I don’t’ think more of the same will help – and now that we are seeing the increased costs starting to creep in, more and more people are waking up to its other flaws.