Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What Does Election Management Say About Gov't's Ability to Manage Health Care?

Bob Robbins just sent me a piece by Bert Case from WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi. The piece notes that

"Mississippi's voter situation is hard to believe. Places like Madison County have over 123% more registered voters than people over the age of 18.

Sue Sautermeister, First District Election Commissioner in Madison County, tried to purge the rolls, but ran into trouble when it was discovered it takes a vote of three of the five election commissioners and the purge cannot take place within 90 days of a federal election...

"Sue Sautermeister is working hard in the First District of Madison County to start a purging of the voter rolls as soon after the election as possible. She has file drawers full of names of people who haven't voted in years and are known to be dead.

"'We have people who registered in 1965 who have never voted," she says. "We have 486 people (registered who are) over 105.'"

Given the bureaucracy, incompetence, fraud and dishonesty associated with state and federal government's handling of elections, do we really want this same organization to run our health care? I can picture it now--thousands of dead corpses lying for weeks on hospital beds, just as their names remain on voter rolls and ACORN registers homeless people in their names.

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