Government Health Care

Yesterday I made a “quick” trip to the United States Post Office to buy ONE stamp, and mail ONE birthday card. There were thirteen people in front of me waiting for the ONE clerk (who was doing her very best) to wait on us. After standing in line for twenty-five minutes, I mailed the birthday card. And we want to put these people in charge of our health care!

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4 Comments

  1. Ryan said,

    July 23, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    About a month ago, I walked into the Beaumont Post Office planning to buy two stamps to mail a couple things and be on my way. Where there used to be a vending machine, there was now a huge sheet of plywood. A bit bewildered, I got into line and asked the lady at the counter about the missing machine. “They are getting rid of them everywhere,” was her explanation. Even more confused, I asked why and was told that they are “too expensive to maintain.” I can’t imagine that the salary and benefits of an employee or fraction of an employee necessary to do the same work as the machine can be much cheaper, but maybe they are just planning to cut down on service a little more and drive more people to electronic correspondence.

    • cliftonr said,

      July 23, 2009 at 3:53 PM

      These was a machine where I could have bought a sheet of stamps with my debit card, but I am hip deep in stamps at the house, and sure didn’t need more than one, but there was no machine where one could use cash (remember that stuff?) to buy just one…or even just a few stamps.

  2. July 23, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    The scary thing is last night BHO all but admitted that Washington bureaucrats would be making healthcare decisions for us. Combine tyranny with goverment ineptness and you are looking at a real mess.

  3. Joel Campbell said,

    August 4, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    I remember the Beaumont Post Office … terribly inefficient like all the others. Not sure if they have this in Texas, but here, the ATM’s at Wells Fargo, where I bank, allow you to purchase stamps from the ATM machine. Saves a lot of time.


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