An apocryphal tale, to be sure, but one firmly grounded in reality nevertheless - here it is, in case you have been neglecting Gates of Vienna:
Fred Thompson and Hillary were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person.The Republican, Fred Thompson, gave the homeless person his business card and told him to come to his office for a job. He then took $20 out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.
Hillary was very impressed, so when they came to another homeless person, she decided to help. She walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. She then reached into Thompson’s pocket and got out $20. She kept $15 for her administrative fees and gave the homeless person $5.
Now, do you understand the difference?
Yup, and this is why there is no government program in any sector - health/business/retirement - that functions as well as a similar program in the free market.
And all the more reason to fight against future Democratic boondoggles like expanded national health care, additional funding into failed anti-poverty programs, etc. They'll take a ton of taxpayer money and produce nothing, except for perhaps a new recession, a growing dependent underclass, and a bunch of cushy bureaucratic jobs for program administrators (also at taxpayer expense).
And what of the nation's productive middle class, who would foot the majority of the bill for such tomfoolery? Why, they would simply have less to spend on their own needs -such as health care for their own families - but why should any productive person enjoy the fruits of their virtues if someone, somewhere, still lacks something they feel entitled to?
Go ask Hillary, she's rummaging through your wallet as we speak....