The damage the government can do

To the Editor:

I went to the post office today. One postal worker was at the counter and the line was out the door with customers waiting to be helped. Let me make clear, this message is not to knock the postal workers, but to remind those who like this president’s idea of health care to remember the damage government-operated anything can do.

Most people in line politely waited their turn, some left in frustration and others stewed hopelessly waiting for help.

Now, is this postal experience what will happen if President Obama continues to meddle in health care? Will we politely wait for care, or die waiting? Will it be too late for some of us when we get to the front of the line? Right now, per President Obama, the post office might close on Saturdays because it is operating at a loss.

For one year, this president has campaigned, pushed and bullied to get his health care bill passed. It appears he did not get the memo that the majority wants health care to remain out of government’s control.

Today (March 9) the stock price for UPS, a private postal service, was at $60 per share and increasing. Yet, our government post office is floundering, like Social Security and other government entities.

This president needs to direct his attention to finding full-time, long-term jobs for the near 11 percent unemployed; look at ways to stop government tax and spend; and stay out of our health care.

The United States of America has the best health care in the world and that’s not because it is government run.

Kathleen O’Brien Wilhelm

Avon Lake


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