Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

April 13, 2013

Congressional management fails

Do you want to know why the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will fail? It will fail because it’s managed by Congress. Do you want proof? There isn’t a single government agency that is managed with fiscal responsibility.

Politicians will not do anything that might cause them to loose votes and will not cut spending or make necessary changes to reduce operating costs of government agencies. The post office is bankrupt. It lost nearly $16 billion last year. As early as 1992, the U.S. General Accounting Office raised concerns about diversion of business from USPS by electronic communications, including e-mail. The USPS has asked Congress to have the flexibility to reduce costs and come up with new revenues. The agency would like to be able to implement a financially responsible delivery schedule including a five day schedule.

Congress responded by prohibiting implementation of a new national delivery schedule. The government would rather continue to spend us into bankruptcy and put the burden on tax payers. The Affordable Care Act will be managed the same way. We don’t even know what or how we are going to be impacted by the act.

Former Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi told us not to worry about what is in the bill, we’ll find out later. Yes we will, while the government continues to waste money. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released figures with President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget that reveal he will become the first president in U.S. History to spend $4 trillion in a single year. How sad that we the voters allow our government to get away with such irresponsible actions.

— Ronald Kramer

Goshen

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