Shocker: Government Throws Billions at Problem – Doesn’t Solve it

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Here we go again. Here is another example of government not only not solving a problem which they created in the first place, but by “solving it,” they made things worse. Of course this is government’s standard M.O.

How many times do small government conservatives have to assert that government doesn’t solve problems – they are the problem. And how many times do we have to be proven right before the madness ends. Okay – that’s a silly question.

The latest example of government making worse the problem they created is the V.A. healthcare system. Feel free to also call it a vision of the future of Obamacare. And why is it that America’s heroes are always the ones getting the shaft?

We never seem to hear about the sorry state of the welfare system, or any of the other hundreds of government giveaway programs. They seem to get their checks and benefits on time. It’s always our veterans, the men and women who put it all on the line for our country, who get the government short-shrift. read more

A Better Way Than the VA

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The VA hospitals and their subpar medical care isn’t a new debate. The only revelation is that now we have documented cases of veterans actually dying from lack of care.

The VA system has always been a mess. It can’t help but be. It’s after all, run by the government and we all know that the government can’t run anything properly or efficiently. And I do mean anything – including the military.

And couple the natural failures of the bureaucracy with a military loathing administration, full of 60s radicals and this is what we end up with. Garbage in – Garbage out. It’s not hard to forecast.

The funny (not ha ha) thing is that not too long ago the VA system was touted as being “great”.

In 2005 an article was published by Philip Longman entitled, “The Best Care Anywhere”. It was a defense of the VA medical system.

Many socialized medicine advocates pointed to this article as proof that a government run health system was superior to a private system, where patients are free to shop around. read more