will be better off with the current health care system
Brian Chatmans column supporting national health care was built
not only on faulty premises and half-truths, but satires the right
with as much grace as an elephant in tights.
Mr. Chatman first asks, Hasnt the government provided
services to minimize unemployment and provide a safety net for those
who have lost their jobs? This question is directed to only
a portion of the dilemma under examination. Mr. Chatman has turned
a blind eye toward the second, much larger half of the welfare state.
Since the New Deal, America bleeds nearly a third of our national
budget into a vast welfare culture.
Mr. Chatman also mentions how the government regulates business to
preserve competition and ensure standards of quality and work conditions.
However, our friendly national government produces the most inefficient
and profitless conditions whenever it has the chance to meddle in
the business and lives of its people.
I assert that we are not well served in power, education, welfare
and business regulation by our government, and if we cede more of
the health care industry to the oversight of bureaucrats and politicians
we will live to rue that day. Mr. Chatman ought to glance across our
borders to Canadas messy, costly and inefficient health care
system, and if he likes what he sees, he ought to emigrate. America
would be better off without his mindless vote.
Erza Hood, junior music composition major.