Putting specific government spending into context helps point out the insanity.
The latest comparing the postal service budget overruns with the federal tax revenue by state.
Unfortunately, after 20 minutes of searching, I can only find 2007 numbers. Figure they would be pretty easy to get a hold of.
• Postal Service expects $6 billion loss this year
• Federal Tax Revenue By State
I wonder how the people in these states would feel if asked how they feel that all of the money taxpayers pay to the federal government is equivalent to the budget overrun of the USPS?
Now: I would like you to imagine the day -- in the not too distant future -- when the federal government controls every aspect of health care delivery. Or, roughly, one-sixth of the economy.
Get your surgeries in now, before it's too late.