Time to end big government programs

info@islandpacket.comNovember 19, 2013 

The failure of the Affordable Health Care Act has proven that big, complex government programs cannot be managed effectively and efficiently. Big, complex programs that are written by Congress, are written in legalese to disguise the real political agenda and provide cover for the politicians if it goes bad.

Republican congressman have the right idea on immigration reform-- incremental reform, one piece at a time. We need tight congressional oversight of new regulations so the implementation represents the spirit and letter of the law. The narrower the scope, the easier to manage the costs and make adjustments if necessary. Don't finalize the next step until the last step has been successfully implemented.

Too bad the Democrats didn't approach Barack Obama and Bill Clinton about thinking big, starting small, and showing impact when reforming the health care system. Instead they wasted a billion dollars, created chaos in the insurance and health care industries and harmed millions more citizens than they helped.

It is ironic that the IRS tried to suppress the tea party from warning us about out-of-control government, and then the president's own Department of Health and Human Services validated the tea party's assertion.

Pete Shaw


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