Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Are You Ready for "Hillary Health Care?"

I live in a very nice part of San Diego. We have a US Post Office here, just down the street from my home. Their hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday. If you get there at 3:25 PM, you'll find a red rope to keep you from getting in line, because at EXACTLY 3:30, the "gate" comes crashing down. If you have a long transaction, such as opening a PO Box, you better get there early, or they will tell you to come back on another day if it's too close to closing. These people are VERY serious about closing not one second after 3:30!

The other day, I visited this post office during their normal operating hours (not an easy task, given how limited their hours are ;-). The "gate" was closed, and there was a sign taped to it, saying their computers were down, so they couldn't remain open. No one could be found, just a closed gate and the notes. I took a photo...

Now, get this...I returned to this post office and it remained closed, with the above sign showing, for at least THREE DAYS! It could have been longer, but I personally noticed it this way for three days.

For those of you looking to the Federal Government to take care of your health and medical needs, be ready for this type of "service." This is what you can expect from Government-run monopolies. There are no free-market competitive forces to keep things in check.

What private retail business is only open from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, and closed all day on Saturday and Sunday? What business would run you and your money out of their store if you get there five minutes before closing? What business would completely shut down for THREE DAYS because their computers were down? None that I know of, and if they exist, they will soon be put out of business by competition.

The average home in the city where I live is over $3 million. If this is the type of postal service we get, I can only imaging what will happen if Hillary Clinton gets her hands on my health and medical care.

If you think health care is costly now, just wait and see how expensive it gets when it's "free."

For a better way, read this.



vote for hillary said...

I like to think of America as a suffering patient, where Hillary is an experienced doctor. What we need here is some good medicine.

Kevin Carmony said...

You need to do some research on her "experience" with health care when her husband was President. She should have been sued for malpractice. =)

Anyone who turns to government to solve something as important as their personal and family health care deserves what they get.


Anonymous said...

Isn't the USPS privately run?

Kevin Carmony said...

UPS is privately run by a for-profit company, but the USPS (United States Postal Service) is run by the Federal Government. I was in a United States Postal Service post office. You'd never see UPS, Fed Ex, etc. behave this way.


andrew said...

>What private retail business is only open from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, and closed all day on Saturday and Sunday?

Union Bank?
Most banks would fit those hours.

Actually I used to live in Japan, and to see a doctor in a hurry you had to be on the verge of death. Otherwise make you appointment 6 months in advance.

Kevin Carmony said...

Here are the hours
for the Union Banks in my area. These are much more open than the post office I mentioned.

I bank at Wells Fargo, and they are open on very reasonable hours, including weekends.

Again, I'm not aware of ANY retail business with such limited hours of operation as the post office in my neighborhood.