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June 4, 2010

A Rough Day for Socialism

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at June 4, 2010 5:12 PM

Man, first it turns out that the only people who got jobs last month were temporary census workers, then it turns out that despite spending hundreds of billions on the Environmental Protection Agency over the years the Government can do nothing but twiddle its thumbs when an event requiring the protection of the environment happens. Then, the model system for nationalized health care began to crack.

NHS 'preparing to cut millions of operations': Patients will lose out to ensure £20bn savings

Millions of patients face losing NHS care as bosses prepare to axe treatments to make £20billion of savings by 2014, a top doctor has warned.
Among procedures being targeted by health trusts are hernias, joint replacements, ear and nose procedures, varicose veins and cataract surgery.

I wonder if it ever occurred to them to make the cuts by laying off NHS medicrats and leasing out their lavish offices. 30% of new NHS spending (which exploded under the Labour Government) was for "administrative staff," a.k.a. bureaucrats. They also spent a ton of money on new buildings to house the new "administrative staff."

Unpleasant fact of life, kids. Government bureaucracies exist primarily to provide employment to bureaucrats, not to serve the public.