Gov­ern­ment has ar­eas of ef­fi­ciency

Yuma Sun - - OPINION -

In the health care de­bates, we hear over and over again, do you know of any­thing the gov­ern­ment has run ef­fi­ciently? The an­swer is, yes, I do.

Start­ing way back with the C.C.C. camps, the WPA projects, fed­eral high­way pro­grams, fed­eral parks. I’ve never been bombed – why? Be­cause we have suc­cess­ful mil­i­tary pro­tec­tion.

We have sick­ness and dis­ease con­trol, there are fed­eral avi­a­tion rules pro­tect­ing our airspace, fed­eral prisons full of bad guys. We’ve had great suc­cess with our fish­ery reg­u­la­tions, with our fed­eral food and drug con­trols. We built the Panama Canal. How about our World War I vic­tory, the suc­cess of World War II and our re­turn­ing vet­eran pro­grams? The 52/20 Club, GI Bill, col­lege ed­u­ca­tion.

Ha! How about that? “Strike up the zithers and the tam­bourines,” the list goes on and on like a sum­mer gnat dis­play. A galaxy of ac­com­plish­ment. GLEN P. HEN­DRICK Yuma

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