Sunday, May 11, 2008

The TSA and Government Run Healthcare…

I was traveling last week and as I was standing in the security line with a few other business travelers at the Orlando airport, in utter frustration of the long lines and wait, turned to them and said, this is the perfect argument against government run healthcare. You see, there were 10 security lines, three of them open, seven closed, on the busiest day Friday, in one of the busiest airports in the country, and the TSA employees could care less about how slow the line was moving. I watched a number of travelers run for their flights, and I’m sure some may have missed them, but no matter, it was not the TSA’s problem.

Not only does the TSA hire the people that seem to have a knack for arrogance and a lack of customer service skills, they seem to think they have the right to make our travelling lives miserable. And they’re right, what can you do? You can’t complain because that will only slow things down; more, if that is possible. But they are acting as any government agency can because of a lack of competition and choice.

So next time you’re standing in the security line at the airport, look around at the TSA people and ask yourself if these are the people you want handling your healthcare? These will be the same people with the same attitude handling your experience at your visit to the doctor or the hospital. Think about it. There is no better example of what happens when the government takes over anything; it gets worse.

The TSA is the perfect argument against government run healthcare. Just a thought…

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