My birthday is coming up, and not so coincidentally, my driver’s license is expiring. So, I trek across town to the DPS office, prepared to stand in a (relatively) quick line to pay twenty-four dollars for a bad photograph.
Except, when I get there, the line is out the door. And inside every available chair is filled, the line wraps around three inside walls, and it doesn’t appear that anyone is working today.
Well, then. Screw it. I walk angrily back to my car, get in, drive away. With a license that expires in 3 days.
And you know what I learned?
The DMV of every state in the nation is run pretty much the exact same way. By government employees with no incentive to get you moved through the line faster. Managed by a bureaucracy who has no incentive to make the process faster, simpler, or more organized. And led by a state legislature and governor who think their $#!t don’t stink.
If you think state-run agencies are a pain in the ass, just remember that the federal government is even worse!
That, my friends, is why nationalized healthcare will never work, will never live up the promises, will never make the vast majority of our population healthier, happier, or longer-lived.
Government can’t seem to run even the littlest things well, and they shouldn’t be trusted with something as important as healthcare. Because they suck at it!