Christians who identify with a Left political ideology frequently appeal to state intervention in the market as a means of promoting the common good. This is especially true as it relates to many Christians who place an emphasis on promoting social justice. Having attended a Jesuit University where progressive politics were dominant and social justice was held in very high esteem, I can readily attest to this. For examples beyond my personal anecdotes, see the anti-libertarian conference Erroneous Autonomy at The Catholic University of America, and note some recent trends among protestant Christians.
Cash for Clunkers made no sense whatsoever.
The Climate-Change Bill was just moronic.
Universal Health Care, though, is going to be the new Post Office — and Obama even has admitted it! Face-palm yourselves right now, folks, and then let this video smash every last ounce of faith you have in government-sponsored anything.
There you have it, another priceless moment brought to you by Obama. The Commander in Chief says to his tribe that if the Universal Health Care plan works right, it’ll be just like the Post Office. Doesn’t that make you feel great about the future of modern medicine?
What makes this all the more perfect — ooooh you’re gonna love this! — is that the New York Times published a column in its Business Section (and in the Business Blog) this past Friday that outlines the dire plight of the Post Office, and questions whether it is necessary at all. The truth is, the USPS is seriously in the hole right now — a 7 billion dollar hole to be precise. And why? Because of all the extra regulations and stipulations that come from being a government entity. The Government Accountability Office put the USPS on its list of “high risk” federal agencies mere weeks ago, saying that it needs “to restructure to address its current and long-term financial viability… USPS must align its costs with revenues, generate sufficient earnings to finance capital investments, and manage its debt.” Not that this is possible in the least, not without the tools of being a real business rather than a government organization.
The US Postmaster General John Potter gets this: “If you are asking me to run it like a business, give me the same tools that someone would have in the private sector.” Surprise, surprise…
The Heritage Foundation acutely notes: “On the one hand, the President remarks how great his public health care plan will be. On the other hand, he notes it won’t be good enough to crowd out your private insurance, i.e. the Post Office comparison. So which is it Mr. President? Will it be so great that private insurance disappears or so awful that it isn’t worth creating in the first place?” My sentiments exactly. Universal Health Care = worthless.
Remember this day, my friends, the day when the Obamessiah said that the best scenario we have is that Universal Health Care runs like the Post Office.
Maybe, someday, America will get a clue that the entire government, at its core, is just like the Post Office. Poor service, and way too expensive… Not to mention immoral.
The irony runs like a raging river, don’t you think? Give your opinion, or just laugh, in the comments below…