Here’s Why Christians Don’t Want Government Health Care
We can do a better job taking care of people than the government does. It is that simple. I was reading something the other day, and the argument the guy was making is that lots of Christians are Republicans so we should be in favor of health care. “We are helping lots of people by giving them free health care, if you were really a Christian you would be for government health care.”
Well, I am a Christian, but I am not for government health care. You know why? Because I think I can do a better job helping people with my money than the government can. The government waste so much money it is unbelievable. They actually spend more money on the bureaucracy and paperwork of reimbursing travel expenses in a year, than they do on the travel expenses. And the number is in the billions. Efficiency at its finest. That is pathetic.
Every government program is fraught with waste. Each of the entitlement programs we have make people lazier and lazier. If I can get the government to take care of me, what is the point of actually working and being productive myself. These entitlement programs aren’t “helping” anybody. They are just making people wards of the state.
So no, I do not want government health care. I do want to help people though, and so I give money to people who are doing real good in this world. People who are going on mission trips to Haiti to help ease the suffering. My church that feeds homeless people and reaches out to prisoners and drug addicts. These are good uses of my money. They waste far less and do much more good than the government does.
Here’s a little graphic to prove my point. It ranks states by their “generosity index” of each of the states, and next to it who they voted for in the Bush - Kerry election. The generosity index compares average charitable giving to average gross income.
Do you see a trend? That is why Christians can say they don’t want government health care and not be hypocrites. If you are really concerned about helping people, go and help people. Don’t try to make the government do it, because they are really bad at it.