Neither Lefties nor Righties are 100% wrong, but they want to correct the inequities on the other side only.
By Jack E. Lohman
We have waste and fraud in both the private and public sectors, and bad but un-fireable public sector employees are no better than the bankers who take taxpayer cash and distribute it in bonuses.
Or the health insurance executive that denies a patient implant, as CIGNA did recently to the 17-year-old girl in California who died as a result. That implant “savings” went to executive bonuses instead.
Isn’t “free market” great?
Why do we have wars that kill our soldiers? Because wars are profitable to the defense industry, which shares its profits with the politicians who rattle the sabers.
Why do we have a war on drugs, which is ineffective and kills people? Because this war is profitable to the private prison industry and prison guard unions, and they share their profits with the politicians that pass the truth-in-sentencing and three-strikes laws.
Why do we have a healthcare system that wastes $750 billion per year in fraud and overuse, 30%, and leaves 50-million Americans without coverage. Because our politicians get a piece of the action and they like the rules just as they are.
Why is that just about any issue you want to discuss is screwed up by politicians who set the rules to benefit their campaign contributors at the expense of the public. As a former CEO let me assure you: MONEY WORKS!
But here is the question for both sides:
Would it be this way if our politicians were not in on the take? Or would they instead pass laws that were as fair as they could be?
The answers should be obvious.
How do we fix it?
One approach would be a national “None-of-the-above” write-in campaign. But if NOTA were to win our trusty politicians would likely challenge it in the courts rather than accept the voter’s message that they are unwanted.
Looks like only a 100% turnover in November will work!