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30 October 2009

The Effectiveness of Government Management

I have grown a bit weary of constantly pointing out the nonsensical, idiotic, wrongheaded, uneconomic, unconstitutional, thieving, and brutal aspects of what the Democrats want to do to change our health care system.  I have pointed out that the things they are already doing in medicine are largely unwise.

I have noted that the U.S. government mismanages these functions very badly already:
  • Health care as in Medicaid and Medicare
  • The U.S. Postal Service
  • Amtrak
  • Ethanol production as alternative fuel
  • Subsidies and mandates for wind and photovoltaic electricity generation
  • Crop subsidies
  • The identification of pollutants and toxic substances
  • The forests and wildlands
  • Permitting for oil and gas exploration and field development
  • Gas mileage requirements for vehicles
  • Medical device testing and quality assurance
  • Scientific research and development
  • Energy research and development
  • Climate research
  • Home mortgage lending
  • Monopoly identifications
  • Business accounting rules
  • Business and medical liability torts
  • Education (see my next post)
  • Defense (largely due to too unfocused attention given diffused meddling in everything)
  • Foreign policy
  • Constitutional law
  • Flight safety and route controls
  • Interstate bridge safety and maintenance
  • Airwaves licensing
  • Drug testing and evaluation
  • Anti-discrimination (turning it into discrimination)
  • Business destruction by encouraging labor unions
  • Immigration and border control
  • Taxation and government revenue
  • Economic growth
  • Job creation
  • Interstate commerce
  • International trade
  • Government property
  • Government purchasing and acquisitions
  • Eminent domain
  • Drug use prohibitions
  • Wage controls
  • Price controls
  • Patent controls
  • Alcohol controls
It sure is a strange thing that so many Americans are on a constant search to find some other aspect of our lives to turn over to the federal government.

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