Saturday, August 15, 2009

Health Care Reform is Going Postal

Unwittingly, Obama has pledged to bring to health care all the inefficiency, waste and lethal employee angst of the U.S. Postal Service.

In an attempt to reassure a man from a town hall audience who was worried that ObamaCare would crowd out and ruin private health insurance, Obama channeled Joe Biden and uttered the mother of all gaffes:

"Not to worry, Obama assured the man. Private companies happily compete against the federal government all the time.

"'I mean, if you think about it . . .', Obama said, halting warily as if he realized he was about to make a terrible mistake.

"'If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right?' he said, half-joking yet completely serious. 'It's the Post Office that's always having problems.'


"Obama promised a new health-care program every bit as inept as the Postal Service."

"On the one hand, the President remarks how great his public health care plan will be. On the other hand, he notes it won’t be good enough to crowd out your private insurance, i.e. the Post Office comparison. So which is it Mr. President? Will it be so great that private insurance disappears or so awful that it isn’t worth creating in the first place?"

What an incredibly tangled web.


These words very well may go down in history, defining precisely why Democrats fail to get their big-government-style health-care reform done during this quickly closing window.

Obamacare: The “Post Office” of Health Care Plans

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robert verdi said...

The Obama post office comment is a pure gem.

One Ticked Chick said...

His policies are just as flawed as his reasoning.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I can't imagine a more helpful and efficient operation than the Post Office. I LOVE lines and surliness.

Sober Sentinel said...

So, if the Post Office is the template for our new Health Care system, will we be talking about ticked-off workers going "Medical" in 20 years? (If this plan gets shoved down our throats?)

Z said...

I SO wish I'd been at the WH watching that FedEx/UPS GAFFE...imagine their faces? "OH, @#&@#!"

Z said...

by the way, NetFlix ought to be in charge of our mail. I've barely got the old film in the out-mail box and the new one's there...kind of freaky how fast their turn around is!

Proof said...

" NetFlix ought to be in charge of our mail."
Maybe we should give them control of health care, too? I mean, if you ordered "Babe", they wouldn't send you "Silence of the Lambs" figuring one farm animal is as good as another!

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