Monday, June 8, 2009

Of Parking Meters and National Health Care

Note: The following was originally published as my post script to another post, "Revenge for Screwed Chicago Parkers." It is ironic that the Chicago City Council, a virtually-100% Democrat body, was in such a hurry to privatize something as relatively straightforward as parking meters. It is ironic because they would all tell you that they favor socialized health care (government-run health care, nationalized health care, Obama-care, Hillary-care, whatever you want to call it). Think about it: They can't even manage parking meters, so they push it into private sector hands. Yet those same people push the idea of government-run health care, eager to pull it out of the private sector's hands. Although the parking meters are a "local" issue, and the health care debate is national, it should be remembered that any national health care program that is passed will be administered on the local levels. In Chicago, those administrators will most likely be politically connected apparatchiks of the fool Richard M. Daley and his circus of fools on the City Clowncil. Finally, Barack Obama and many top advisors are - and forever will be - former Chicago Machine Democrats. Just because they've been elected or appointed to higher office does not mean they have suddenly acquired the wisdom to run our health care system - let alone a system as simple as a city's parking meters. See Comments... Visit Our Online Store Chicago News Bench RSS Feed Hey! ChiNewsBench is on Twitter