“UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. … It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.”–President Barrack Obama, August 11, 2009.
Barrack “The One” Obama apparently said this today in defense of his health care plan. He for some reason used it to point out that his health care plan would not get rid of private insurance companies, just help pay for them. But this continues to prove how much of a dimwit the American public has put in the White House.
So he just admitted that the private sector does things better, faster, cheaper, with fewer problems than the government possibly can. Think about this. UPS, FedEx, and DHL actually have to charge more than government (they are required by law to not undercut the post office… because that’s fair capitalistic economics). But given this marginal higher price people prefer the service of these private firms. These firms are able to provide better service, better employment, faster service with higher rates of efficiency. And they all do it at a profit. When was the last time the Post Office was able to run at a profit? Hell I can’t remember the last time they could even run at budget. Oh and they run at a profit while having to pay lots of corporate taxes (something the Post Office doesn’t have to worry about).
And given this efficiency of one of the oldest and most well established branches of the government, how effective is a brand new, never been tried before, no experience branch like what will have to be created to give us national healthcare going to be. Probably worse than the post office, by a lot.
So exactly how can he admit that the private system works better but still endorse his little fantasy of a well-run public health care system. Simple answer: he’s an idiot… or worse, he just cares about amassing power and doesn’t care how it will affect the public. Take you pick.