[Vwdiesel] Gas/diesel prices

William J Toensing toensing at wildblue.net
Fri May 30 02:48:14 PDT 2008

Dave Cook asks the question, what can government do better than private industry. In Michael Moore's movie "SicKo", France has the best medical care delivery system. In my opinion, western European & Canadian "socialized medicine" are superior to ours which is the most costly in the world & still privately run with  40% overhead, much of which is devoted to seeing how many medical claims they can deny along with paying 7 figure salaries to CEOs to see how much profit they can reap from human misery. We should extend Medicare to everyone.
Social Security only has a 3% overhead. No private insurance company can come close. OASI, Old Age & Survivors Insurance commonly known as Social Security covers much more than a pension for retirement, so to compare it to other pension plans is like comparing apples with oranges.
Our current administration is trying its best to prove government can't function efficiently. That doesn't mean government can't do things efficiently. I would sure hate to replace our government  no toll road system with a toll road system like they have around Chicago & the eastern part of the USA. I can think of many things government does better as well as it does worse, but time doesn't permit. I just don't agree with the assumption that government is ALWAYS more inefficient than private enterprise.

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