Post Office makes a poor example
Published 04/26/2010, The Jamestown Sun
Back when Barack Obama was pushing for a public option in the new national healthcare system, he raised eyebrows with an out-of-nowhere remark about the U.S. Postal Service. It happened last August at a town hall in Colorado. Obama claimed Americans shouldn’t be afraid of a government insurance company — the public option — competing against private insurers, because even though the government has vastly more resources than any individual company, “You’ve got a lot of private companies who do very well competing against the government — UPS and FedEx are doing a lot better than the post office.”Word count: 727
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