The 108th Congress should
- Abolish the Department of Health and Human Services
Here is a list (from the official government website) of issues in which the Dept. of Health and Human Services involves itself:
In each case, a socialistic approach to these problems does not address the problem as effectively as private organizations and businesses, which compete for your dollars by offering more effective services at a lower price, and worse, a socialistic approach inevitably makes these problems worse than they were before government intervention began.
Of these issues, the Constitution delegates authority for the federal government to be involved only in the following areas:
The HHS budget in 2000 was $45 billion, while total federal expenditures for "health" were $155 billion, or more than $600 for every man, woman and child in America. If you had been able to spend that much money on each member of your family for nutritional supplements, preventative medicine, or enhanced insurance coverage, would you have been able to increase your family's health more than the government did?
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