Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I still can’t get over this…

…that President Obama would invoke the inefficiency and enormous deficit of the postal service to defend socialized medicine…

"UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right?" the president said. "It's the post office that's always having problems."

So we are supposed to be heartened by the failure and inefficiency one government agency and decide to entrust yet another industry into the hands of the government?

Of course there is also this issue. As I mentioned before, no one really thinks we should privatize the mail service. It is what it is, and no private company will do what the postal service can do. Along with defending our border, delivering the mail is one of the two main domestic functions of the Federal government. There is not a private sector alternative. Conversely, there already is in place a private sector delivery system for health care that provides high quality service already.

Socialized medicine is DOA. It is time for the President to check the clock and call the time of death. If he manages to cram this through with virtually no republican support, he is looking at a massive defeat in the 2010 elections. If he lets this fight drag on, he progressively looks more and more inefficient and borderline petulant. It didn’t happen and it is time to drop it and move on.
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