Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quote for the Day

"Preserving the Constitution, fighting off the nibblers and chippers, even nibblers and chippers with good intentions, was once regarded by conservatives as the first duty of the citizen. It still is." – Wesley Pruden

And They Claim They Can Reform Health Care Efficiently and Affordably!

"Letters were sent to 1,864 veterans about disability benefits for those with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and a "small number" have contacted the VA indicating they received the letters in error, VA spokeswoman Katie Roberts said Monday night.

However, the National Gulf War Resource Center said Reid was among at least 1,200 veterans who received the letter, even though they hadn't been diagnosed with the illness. Veterans were initially suspicious, but still went through the pain not knowing whether they had the degenerative disease, which typically kills people within five years." [link]

Besides bloating itself on tax dollars of hard working people, and producing a red tape driven efficient at being inefficient bureaucracy, can anyone name anything that any government has been able to do cheaper and more efficiently than the private sector?

Debacles such as the one mentioned seem to pop up everyday with government run anything. Google medicare/medicaid problems, along with social security. And they now want us to trust them to "improve" health care and coverage. I for one don't buy it!