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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

It’s the Post Office That’s Always Having Problems

1:45 p.m.: Fifth question “from a Republican so I don’t know what I’m doing here.” Question on a universal health care plan, and that if you create a public option, whether it will lead to an entirely government run system. Obama says there’s a difference between a “universal” plan and a “single-payer” plan. Obama says the private industry can compete against the government. “They do it all the time,” he says. “If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.”

Really Mr. President? If it is the public version of an industry that is always having problems, what makes you think that your government run health care will be any different? UPS and FedEx work because of a profit motive, something that you demonize. However, without it, capitalism and the exchanging of goods and services ceases to function as efficiently. In the case of healthcare it won't be mail that is lost, but lives.

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