I also can't believe how fast this year has gone. Even in the wake of my January kidney stone, its been one of the best years of my life. After 32 years of working for federal bureaucrats, I can tell you with 100% certainty that you don't want the federal government running your health care system (or anything else). The federal government is at least 50% overstaffed and undoubtedly the most inefficient operation in America.
On CNBC today, Larry Kudlow reported that federal, state, county, and local governments now account for 40% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Think about that. This is no longer a country that our founding fathers would recognize. We are moving farther away from capitalism and closer to socialism each and everyday. Life is great for my wife and I but what about the vast majority of the hard working people in this country?
We live in a democracy and our elected officials are in place because they were legally elected. We have nobody to blame but ourselves for the mess. Voters have note paid attention to their government and have not held their elected officials accountable.
Ask yourself if you are better off today than you were five years ago. More importantly, will you and your children be better off ten years down the line? It's not too late to do something about it.