So the government wants to create a health care system for everyone in the country? We know how that will go, don’t we? Congress will start by hiring doctors to treat all these prospective patients.
Next, Congress will create a training department, to ensure that someone can certify all those doctors know their jobs. After that, they’ll set up a quality control department to ensure that the taxpayer is getting the treatment he pays for from those doctors.
Then, Congress will need to create a personnel department to maintain personnel records for the doctors and make sure they get paid. They’ll also hire administrators, lawyers, and secretaries to manage the doctors’ time, schedule their patients, and handle any legal problems that arise from their medical care.
Next year, Congress will realize that the $900 billion budget they established for national health care isn’t enough to fund the salaries for all these people, and they’ll lay off the doctors!
The Department of Energy was established on October 1, 1977, but can anyone remember why? I didn’t think so. From the DOE web site, http://www.energy.gov/about/origins.htm, it was established because “the extended energy crisis of the 1970’s soon demonstrated the need for unified energy organization and planning.” In other words, it was established to reduce dependence of foreign oil!
Again according to the DOE web site, http://www.cfo.doe.gov/budget/10budget/Content/Highlights/FY2010Highlights.pdf (feel free to read it; it’s some piece of work), the agency’s fiscal year 2010 budget request has reached over $26 billion per year, and after over 32 years in operation, they’ve overseen an increase in our foreign oil consumption from about 30% in 1977 to over 70% today. That’s quite a record of achievement, isn’t it? Maybe someday, the DOE, if it’s not legislated out of existence first, as it should be, can help sponsor more nuclear power plants, like Three-Mile Island or Beaver Valley, both of which provide clean power generated here in America to Pennsylvanians.
Now, that the Obama administration and their liberal pals in Congress are moving to turn over our health care system to these same bureaucrats, not to mention our financial institutions, automakers, and who knows what else, we’re all set for the socialization of America. The question is, are free Americans going to stand for this?
Need any further encouragement to get busy? O.K., then, here’s the link of the day. It’s a 9: minute 45 second video of a speech by Newt Gingrich. It’s a little long, but Newt, although he made some mistakes while in office, is a smart guy, which makes this well worth spending a few minutes to watch. Enjoy.