Massive Federal Failures
The Draft: Civil War [riots], WWI, WWII, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War [riots fractured our country] . .
Post Office: three (3) major private competitors – each profitable
Social Security: cold, impersonal, bureaucratic, going broke
Medicare: cold, impersonal, bureaucratic, going broke
Medicaid: cold, impersonal, bureaucratic, going broke
Internal Revenue Service: cold, impersonal, vindictive
The Federal Reserve: Problem? Just print more money!
Border Security: what tunnels? “Catch and release!”
Airport Security: let’s strip-search GrandMa
Air Traffic Control: Still relying on radar . . . and ancient computers
Soil Bank and Farm Crop Subsidy Plans: [includes tobacco]
Department of Energy: [we’re now self sufficient after 32 years, right?]
Federal Prison System: we do such a great job of rehabilitating evil minds
Bureau of Indian Affairs: visit any reservation without a casino. I dare you!
EPA Site Cleanups:
The Administration of Washington DC: what a stellar crime-free city!
Anti-Drug / Anti-Cigarette Campaigns: What drug cartels?
The Great Society: What inner-city street gangs?
Peace Corps: Africa is just soo peaceful these days . . .
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Yet after this LONG LIST of MASSIVE and EXPENSIVE FAILURES [albeit many with the best of intentions] – the Dems, Progressives and Socialists still believe, and want you to believe – that somehow – under their MEssiah – government is suddenly going to “get it right” – and deliver low-cost / free medical care to everybody – cheaper and more effectively than any present private system?
Go ahead, – show this list to your favorite Kool-Aid drinker. Let him/her explain how this time everything will be different. Uh-huh! Using what geniuses to run it? ACORN? The SEIU? MoveON.org? Who damnit, who?
Now you know why snake-oil salesmen used to be everywhere – and were all pretty well dressed. P. T. Barnum’s quote comes to mind: “There’s a sucker born every minute, and another man born who will sucker him”. Today’s snake-oil salesmen/women are sitting in Congress!
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!