LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The president said far more than he probably intended to last Tuesday at his town hall meeting, which was designed to calm widespread fears about a potential government takeover of health care.
Obama said, "UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office that's always having problems." Well, isn't that the point? Do we want the government running health insurance the way it runs the Postal Service?
That goes to the heart of what many Americans fear about what they have heard about a 'public option,' and those fears are reflected in a Rasmussen poll that was released over the weekend. Only 35% of American voters say the bill currently before Congress would be better than not passing any health care reform. However, most voters (54%) say no health care reform passed by Congress this year would be the better option.
Consider this; FedEx and UPS are models of efficiency and customer service, while the U.S. Postal Service seems to be asking for permission to raise the cost of a stamp with great frequency and floats the notion of cutting back deliveries while also shutting down some of our local post offices.
The president would be better served to think of comparisons that don't conjure up the thought of federal employees in charge of something much more vital to us, than what's in the mailbox.
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