I Lost a Bet about Gov't Efficiency...
So, I often challenge anyone who is willing to listen to me talk politics to name one thing that the Gov’t can do better or more efficient than private industry…
I lost the other day. I was talking to a local police officer, formerly an Alaskan State Trooper, and Air Force before that. I issued my normal challenge to him and the other’s present:
“If any of you can name one thing, one single thing, which the Government can do cheaper and more efficient than private business or industry then I’ll give you $10.”
Officer B---- thought for a moment and said, “Lie. The government can lie better than anyone or any business or any private organization.”
I stopped, mouth agape, reached for my wallet and handed him $10.
So, now from now on I’ll clarify:
Can anyone name one thing that the gov’t can do better than if it were privatized besides hurting the American people through lies, murder, war, and deceit?
P.S. As fun as it is for me to watch people insult each other (and occasionally join in on the proceedings) I would really appreciate it if we would keep the following discussion civil and intelligent. Let’s try to reach logical conclusions instead of regurgitating emotional banter.
Thanks! Now have at it.