The lamestream media told you:
The health care system is in such bad shape the government must step in right away and "do something," according to nearly every lamestream journalist working in America. "We've talked this thing to death," according to our esteemed leader, and "the time for change is now."
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
A review of government programs designed to "do something," conducted by Barry Goldwater, Jr., the late senator's son writing for the Capitol Times, reveals that government programs designed to do something historically do nothing except grow the size of government and leave the supposed problem alone.
The Dept. of Energy, created under Jimmy Carter in 1977 and embraced by every president since then, declared war on our energy dependence and was going to free America from its addiction to oil sold to us by foreign sworn enemies. Now in 2009, the department has 16,000 employees, 100,000 contract employees, a budget of $26 billion (that's 26,000 million dollars, for those of you who have a hard time with numbers), and we have drifted into deeper dependence on foreign energy from our enemies who suck out our cash faster than we suck out their oil (we stupidly give them foreign aid on top of oil purchases).
The War on Some Drugs started earlier, under Richard Nixon in 1969, and has been embraced by every president since then. We've spent an average of $69 billion per year (that's 69,000 million dollars, for those of you who have a hard time with numbers) and today street drugs are of better quality, higher potency, more readily available and easier for children to get than beer, because beer, also managed by the government but singled out to be "legal," requires ID.
The DEA, which manages bulk drugs coming into America for the government (with price supports, failed border checks, undiscovered tunnels, payoffs received and favors granted, missed opportunities, etc.) has 5,233 special agents, 5,551 support staffers, a budget of $2.6 billion, and has grown virtually every year since it began in 1973. They find and announce a few percent of the incoming deliveries, wildly trumpeted by their lapdogs in the press, some of whom allegedly are on the sh*t (and it's gooood sh*t).
Mr. Goldwater's analysis continues with Amtrak, which after 38 years still runs a deficit but was promised to turn into a profitable entity; the Post Office which lost 7,000 million dollars last year, the federal Reserve, which through insane practices bankrupted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ($5 trillion dollars worth, that's 5 million million dollars, for those of you who have a hard time with numbers), leading to the housing-market collapse and the current economic woes; the new government motors company that haphazardly closed profitable car dealerships nationwide, and Medicare -- which Mr. Obama says can provide $900 billion in "new" funding for his medical plan just by eliminating fraud and waste -- this is supposed to encourage us? -- and on and on.
Barry (Goldwater, not Soetoro) has concluded that if you believe this outfit can take over medical care and do anything other than what it's track record proves it can do, you need medical care.