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If Government Can’t Run a Brothel, They Can’t Run National Healthcare!

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Cash for Clunkers: More Proof of the Failure of Government-Run Anything

New Book About the Failures of Government

By Wayne Allyn Root, Author
The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts

My new book describes the failures, mistakes, lies and losses of government at every level, from every program, literally from the inception of government. The list is long- Amtrak, U.S. Postal Service, Hurricane Katrina, The VA System, the Walter Reed Hospital scandal, the post Iraq war planning, the public school system, and of course Medicare and Medicaid- the government run healthcare programs that threaten to eat up the entire U.S. non-military budget and single-handedly bankrupt our country.

But no story paints the picture of why government shouldn’t and cannot possibly be allowed to run national healthcare (adding up to 17% of the United States economy) like the story of a brothel called The Mustang Ranch. My adopted home state of Nevada is the only state in the nation with legalized prostitution in rural counties. The sex industry is obviously lucrative. It’s impossible to lose money, selling sex. Brothel owners have been retiring as multi-millionaires since the days of the Wild West. But no brothel in the history of Nevada ever made more money than the infamous Mustang Ranch. The owner made tens of millions of dollars, perhaps over one hundred million dollars. But he refused to pay his taxes. He was indicted by the IRS, fled the United States, and now lives on his mega-million dollar fortune in Brazil, a fugitive from justice.

But it’s what happened next that defines the failures of government. The greedy federal government actually decided to take over the management of the Mustang Ranch. And under the management of our federal government, the most successful brothel in America went bankrupt in one year.

The moral to the story:


Next time President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, or Harry Reid tries to tell you that the government can run healthcare more efficiently than private industry, tell them that the people that run government are so incompetent that they can’t even run a brothel.

Some other observations of the week:

The federal government can’t run a “Cash-for-Clunkers” program either. More proof of the utter incompetence of government bureaucrats and politicians. They estimated the cost of this program would be $1 Billion dollars. That was actually the cost for 4 days of the program.

The moral to the story: When Obama, Pelosi and Reid estimate the cost of government-run universal healthcare at $1.2 Trillion, simply assume that number is greatly underestimated.

By the time it’s through, the bill for nationalized healthcare will be in the trillions of dollars per year. Cash for Clunkers ran through all that government money so fast, simply because the government was giving away free money. Trade in your car, and Uncle Sam will hand you thousands of dollars- no questions asked.

Well what exactly is universal healthcare? FREE MONEY. It’s a program that pays for your every health and medical need. If ou think Medicare and Medicaid are bankrupting the nation, you ‘aint seen nothin’ yet! People that have waited years, perhaps decades, for checkups, tests, operations, dental fillings- will all rush to the doctor within minutes of hearing it’s all free. The system will be overrun and overwhelmed. We’ll have instant lines, chaos, and confusion. The quality of care will deteriorate within days. Rationing will be necessary within a short period of time (you know like “Grandma is 80, let her die”). The $1.2 Trillion budget will be gone in a matter of months…or weeks. Like everything government estimates, the numbers will multiply dramatically and tragically. Government-run healthcare will bankrupt America…just as it bankrupted Medicare and Medicaid on a smaller level…and the most successful and profitable brothel in the history of Nevada.

One more observation of the week- about Obama’s Infamous Beer Summit:

Please have someone inform Obama that we are broke. As in busted, insolvent, indebted (to China) and bankrupt. No more free beers for guests at the White House. From now on entertain at your own expense, or make it a CASH BAR. The taxpayers can’t afford to pay for free drinks every time you make a misstatement.

Wayne Allyn Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. His new book was just released last week entitled, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.” The book is available at or at bookstores across the USA. For more of Wayne's views, commentaries, or to watch his many media interviews, please visit his web site at: