Friday, August 07, 2009

Shoulda Seen It Coming

I was watching Glenn Beck this evening; the guest host was interviewing British EU representative, Daniel Hannan, and Hannan was speaking about the Brit's National Health Service. Hannan said something very profound and now it makes all the sense in the world why the dems are trying to cram national health care down our throats.

The British NHS is the third largest government employer IN THE WORLD.


The only larger government employers are:

1) the Chinese Army (2.8 million) and
2) India's Railways (1.6 million).

The British National Health Service employs 1.4 million - in comparison the US Army has about 547,000 soldiers - 10 divisions down from 18 (remember Al Gore's re-inventing government? That's where our government employees were cut).

The UK has a 2009 projected population of 61,113,000; 67.1% are between the ages of 15 to 64 years which is slightly over 41 million. We'll take that as the UK's labor pool.

So, if there are 1.4 million NHS employees - that means that 3.4% of all persons in the UK that are old enough to work are employed by the NHS. And according to Mr. Hannah, most of these workers are administrators, not doctors or nurses. Good heavens no! The Brits don't need people actually working to provide health service, they need people reporting on the people who are actually working.

Can you imagine how many government employees there would be in a USA version of the NHS? In a prior post i mentioned five or te thousand. Boy was I dreaming!

The USA has a 2009 projected population of 307,212,000 (CIA Factbook again) of which 67% are also between the ages of 15 and 64 (works out to 205,832,000). If there was the same ratio of public health employees in the USA as in England working for the NHS, that would translate to 7,028,000 persons.

US public health would be the largest employer in the world. Period.

Just think of it. All those employees"empowered" by the federal government - all those wage slaves beholden to the democrats.

This is the point that Hannan made, public health is nothing more than a power grab by the democrats to guarantee a bloc of voters who are not only sympathetic to the DNC, but actually dependent upon it for their livelihood.


The Local Malcontent said...

Those numbers are mind blowing!
Just imagine if this abomation of a health care bill is passed, creating such a bloated bureaucracy: No future president could ever dissolve it, simply because of it's size, regardless of how inept or corrupt or useless universal health care becomes.

gotta stop it now, then replace Congress in 2010.

sig94 said...

Amen to that, first we gotta stop it.