Health Care Reform: Department Of Bad Analogies

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 11, 2009

Yes, the Post Office is always having problems. Kind of makes you wonder why we want to have government involved in health care, when it can’t even deliver the mail properly:

  • http://www.strangedoctrines.com Michael Drake

    The post office sure as hell does a better job delivering the mail than my father's private insurer does delivering health care. Or (for that matter) than FOX does delivering the news.

  • Pejman_Yousefzadeh

    Then you should write speeches for the President urging him to stay away from arguments and analogies claiming the opposite.

  • http://www.strangedoctrines.com Michael Drake

    How did he claim “the opposite”?

  • Pejman_Yousefzadeh

    Is it your contention that Obama's statements, as shown in the video above, are somehow complimentary concerning the work done by the Post Office?

  • http://www.strangedoctrines.com Michael Drake

    My contention is what I wrote. And what I wrote is pretty obviously consistent with Obama's aside about the Post Office's “always having problems” (even if one insists on interpreting his aside in a stingy, literal manner).

  • Pejman_Yousefzadeh

    Well then, if there are more people who conclude that the Post Office does a better job delivering the mail than their parents' private insurance carrier does in delivering health care, the Obama Administration should be all set in its efforts to give us mandatory health care reform.

    I am not sure this is the case, however.

  • http://www.strangedoctrines.com Michael Drake

    I am not sure about it either.

  • http://www.strangedoctrines.com Michael Drake

    My contention is what I wrote. And what I wrote is pretty obviously consistent with Obama's aside about the Post Office's “always having problems” (even if one insists on interpreting his aside in a stingy, literal manner).

  • Pejman_Yousefzadeh

    Well then, if there are more people who conclude that the Post Office does a better job delivering the mail than their parents' private insurance carrier does in delivering health care, the Obama Administration should be all set in its efforts to give us mandatory health care reform.

    I am not sure this is the case, however.

  • http://www.strangedoctrines.com Michael Drake

    I am not sure about it either.

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