Friday, June 13, 2008

Don't Eat the Fish....and they want to run our healthcare?

It was reported earlier this week that the Senate Dining Room is the subject of criticism. For years, it has apparently been widely accepted in Washington D.C. that the food in the Senate Dining Room really sucks. In fact, many Senate staff members usually venture over to the House side to buy their meals. So what, you say? Some restaurants are better than others, right? You better believe it. Here is the best part. The Senate Dining Room is operated by the Government and has lost about $18 million since 1993. The restaurants on the House side, where staffers prefer to eat, are all privatized! Okay, let’s summarize: Government operated - millions of tax dollars lost, while producing an inferior product. Privatized operation - producing a superior product and earning a profit to boot. Don’t forget, this is the exact same government that wants to seize control of our healthcare by garnishing more of our wages and force us to go visit the Physician that is assigned to us (That was part of Hillary’s failed plan when her husband placed her in charge of national healthcare). They can’t even run a cafeteria for crying out loud!

Don’t worry; it has not eluded me that we are spending tax dollars to feed our elected officials and their staff members, while the rest of the working world brings a brown bag or chokes down a fat burger from across the street. That’s too easy of a target to write about and it is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wasting our tax dollars. I should also point out that Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California has been most vocal on this issue. It is painful for me to admit when a liberal says something that is right. Fortunately, it rarely happens so I have time to recover before the next one comes along.

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