Sunday, August 23, 2009

Universal Healthcare and the Post Office have something in common

Barack Obama is on the run with the other Liberals on Capitol Hill. They are unable to put a game plan together. It seems they are throwing anything to the wall and see what sticks.

The gaffes that this president does on frequent bases are extraordinary. The most recent gaffe which contradicts his support for Universal Healthcare is acknowledging that the Post Office has problems.

Quote: "I think private insurers should be able to compete...I mean. If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems."

It seems that the president acknowledge that the private sector does a better job in offering choices to the American people. That means getting a service that is competitive and cost effective than a wasteful spending federal government.

But it seem so ironic that Obama is supporting a government run healthcare system that is inefficient, limited in choices, and backstabbing the taxpayers with higher taxes like the Post Office. I heard couple weeks ago that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) stated that the Post Office will have a $7 billion operating loss this year. They call the Post Office as a high risk federal agency. It is the same with the government own AMTRAK. It’s not surprising because I don’t recall a program by the government ever making a profit. Do you remember the “Cash for Clunkers” program?

So, if Obama admits that a government run outfit like the Post Office is a failing system, what make you think the government can make healthcare any better?