If you've ever been in the Norwalk post office, you know the clerks there are friendly and very customer-oriented. The problem is, often there aren't enough of them, so you end up in a line, sometimes with a lengthy wait. Bureaucratic procedures can make things even worse. Moreover, postal fees increase regularly and there are rumblings the postal service may eliminate a delivery day to cut operating costs.
What you experience at the Norwalk post office lines, delays, red tape, inconvenience, etc. is what we're facing in American health care if Barack Obama and left-wing Congressional Democrats like Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown succeed in taking us down the path toward socialized medicine.
Even worse, nationalized health care will bankrupt our country, which already has a national debt approaching $12 trillion and unfunded liabilities reportedly at least three times that amount.
Consider this. According to professor and writer Walter Williams, Medicare cost $3 billion in 1966 and was projected to cost an "inflation-adjusted $12 billion by 1990." However, the actual cost in 1990 exceeded $107 billion. Today, we shell out $420 billion for the program. And to think, Obama says his health plan won't add to the federal deficit. That promise is as empty as his pledge to go through the federal budget with a fine-tooth comb and eliminate all pork-barrel spending.