Day: April 9, 2010

Government track record

What makes the government think they are going to get healthcare right?
Here are some of their past records.

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775.
The government had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

Social Security was established in 1935.
The government had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938.
The government had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

War on Poverty started in 1964.
The government had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is spent each year and transferred to “the poor”and there are still poor.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965.
The government had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

Freddie Mac was established in 1970.
The government had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

Fifty years ago we had the best schools in the world, and now with a Department of Education, we are 16th and falling.

Amtrak operates in the red year after year.

The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on
 foreign oil.  It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24
 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before.  The government had 32 years  to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

No wonder the takeover of healthcare has polarized America so much.

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