Wednesday, July 11, 2012

So, You Want The Government To Control Health Care

A lot of folks believe that ObamaCare is a good thing. Most do not understand it includes 27 NEW taxes on the middle class, and removes a lot of patient and doctor choice. They also do not realize that by the government's own calculation, about 20 million who are happy with their current insurance will lose it. But that really is not the real issue. There is something else that should give a sane person cause to pause.

Medicare fraud currently costs taxpayers about $60,000,000,000 a year. Social Security Disability accounts for another $6,000,000,000 a year in fraud, while food stamps incur $750,000,000 a year in fraud. Those three programs, alone, cost taxpayers $67 billion a year! That's a chunk of change, no matter how rich you are.

The Health Care overhaul will control MUCH more of the American economy - one-sixth of the entire economy. Try as you might, you could never imagine the cost of the fraud to taxpayers.

Now I ask you - do you REALLY want to entrust YOUR health to a government that is so inept and incompetent that they pay $6000 for a $10 toilet seat and $400 for a 50 cent allen wrench? A government that hasn't been able to pass a budget in 3 years? A government who cannot run the Post Office at a profit while UPS and FedEx are making billions? A government that has been running Amtrak at a loss for 35 years?

Gimmee a break. I would not trust the government to put a band-aid on a skinned knee! The band-aid would cost $1500 and they would put it on the wrong knee - and do it long after the wonded knee has already healed.


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