Category Archive: Government incompetence

May 01

Tens of thousands have died due to Canadian single payer health care

If the power of freedom and capitalism were unleashed on medical care, societies would quickly become strong and healthy at low cost. But governments around the world have choked their subjects with slave plantation style health care. The Canadian government imposes a government monopoly on medicine, prohibiting Canadians from buying medical treatment. A new study …

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Apr 28

Millions flee socialist Venezuela

The vibrant people of Venezuela began voting for socialist politicians 20 years ago. The politicians promised government health care, government jobs, and government security. Government trusters in the west applauded Venezuela. But now hundreds of thousands have died from starvation, murder and disease. Venezuelans are now pouring over the borders seeking asylum in neighboring states. …

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Mar 26

Philadelphia sewage flows directly into City drinking water

Drinking water delivered by municipal governments is often dirtier and more toxic than water from any other source. And when one does the math, one almost always finds that government-provided drinking water is vastly more expensive (in the aggregate) than private-sector alternatives. Now there is news that the City of Philadelphia’s public water supplies are …

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Jan 16

Socialist California Leads Nation in Poverty

Years of high taxes, overregulation, and cops everywhere have taken their toll on California. The state now leads the U.S. in rates and numbers of people living in poverty. See here. (This is true even though the State has the most social workers, biggest welfare programs and biggest wealth-redistribution operations.) The State also has the …

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Jan 01

NPR claims that Baltimore’s high crime rates stem from too few police; but Baltimore has the second-most cops per-capita in the U.S.!

The government NPR radio network and website is promoting a story suggesting that Baltimore’s high crime rates are owed to a lack of police officers in the city. There is just one problem with this notion: Baltimore has the SECOND-HIGHEST rate of cops per-capita in the U.S.! (1st is Washington, D.C..) Wherever city governments have …

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Dec 28

Hundreds of thousands flee socialist California

North Koreans flee to China. East Germans fled to West Germany. Cubans flee to Florida. We recently reported that 33,000 people fled socialist Illinois in the past year, and some 247,410 people left Illinois over the past decade, taking some $13.7 billion with them. Illinoians are some of the most heavily-taxed people on earth. Now …

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Dec 10

Hundreds of thousands flee socialist Venezuela, to start over with nothing.

Socialism is a curse that one should wish only on a hated enemy. Governments invariably promise cradle-to-grave safety, support and security but deliver only violence, misery and impoverishment. Yesterday’s New York Times detailed how Venezuelans in need of medicine must suffer early deaths or flee to other countries for survival. They were promised government (‘single …

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Oct 13

In effort to discredit Trump’s FEMA response in Puerto Rico, Huffington Post unwittingly displays the failure of government disaster relief everywhere

The Huffington Post is typical of government-supporting news media in the Trump era. Because the Post‘s journalists despise Trump, the online news site publishes countless reports regarding Trump’s failings. Today’s Huffington Post features a story about three volunteer nurses who are doing disaster relief in Puerto Rico in the wake of a recent hurricane. See …

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Oct 01

Medicare has killed 4.5 million people since its inception

In the past 20 years, some 4.5 million Americans have died from medical accidents. According to Johns Hopkins University, medical errors are now the THIRD LARGEST CAUSE OF DEATH in the U.S. Almost all of these deaths are among people on Medicare. According to David Goldhill, Medicare “drives a certain type of care”: overtreatment, with …

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Aug 19

New report confirms that electric cars have larger “carbon footprint” than gas or diesel cars

U.S. taxpayers have been forced to subsidize government “alternative energy” schemes on a truly massive scale. Tesla and its overpaid CEO Elon Musk have milked taxpayers already for almost a billion dollars. Tesla manufactures expensive electric cars–sold primarily to the super rich–with the massive support of U.S. tax dollars. One could say the program is …

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