Grant Bosse is onto something. Let me go further than that. Grant Bosse is a genius. This video will explain why he’s a genius:

Here’s a transcript of the interview he did with FNC’s Brian Sullivan:

SULLIVAN: Your next guest has just announced his run for Congress from the phantom Double-Zero district of New Hampshire, one of those mentioned in the stimulus plan that don’t actually exist. Grant Bosse says that if it’s good enough to be cited as creating jobs, it ought to have a congressman.
Grant Bosse, Brian Sullivan in for Neil today. Forgive the tongue in cheek.
BOSSE: Oh, of course.
SULLIVAN: The Fighting Double-Zero, isn’t that what you’re calling it up there?
BOSSE: The Fighting Double-Zero. It’s about time we had representation in Congress. Just because we don’t exist doesn’t mean we shouldn’t count. We’re just as serious, we’re just as real as the jobs that were created under the stimulus plan.
SULLIVAN: What is your phantom platform?
BOSSE: Well, to keep the jobs here that the stimulus bill created.
SULLIVAN: Real jobs, though, right? Double-Zero would be happy to push them out to a real New Hampshire district, I assume?
BOSSE: We supposedly found out this week, through the Franklin Center’s report on 440 fake congressional districts nationwide, that New Hampshire’s Double-Zero District got about 2,800 jobs from the stimulus plan, which was quite a shock to the people who don’t live there because it doesn’t exist. And then when they changed the website, they took those 2,800 jobs away, so I’m gonna fight to bring them back and I think we need the type of fake jobs that, um…
SULLIVAN: If I was a fake member of that fake district, I’d be really upset because I was being discounted as being fake.
BOSSE: And that’s why I’m asking you to pretend to vote for me.
SULLIVAN: You know, you’ve got my pretend vote. Now the problem is that it’s in real reports. So it’s not a fake report. That’s the problem. It’s a fake district with fake jobs but it’s a real report.
BOSSE: Yeah, we spent $84,000,000 as part of this stimulus plan for the recovery.gov website and what we got is a very nice website with a great interactive map and the data on it is complete garbage. And in fact, the people that run that website now admit that they can’t tell how many jobs the stimulus bill created because the data, they never bothered to check if the data was any good or not.
SULLIVAN: Listen, if I get up to the Phantom Fighting Double-Zero District, we’ll go out for a fake burger, a fake beer and a real conversation.
BOSSE: No, the beer will be real.
SULLIVAN: That’s the best part. Grant Bosse, thank you very much and good luck with your campaign.
BOSSE: We’ll need it.

While the interview was thick with sarcasm, there’s an important point that needs to be made, namely, that government can’t keep track of anything with any reliable degree of accuracy. That’s a big deal with health care ‘reform’ looming in our immediate future.

Let’s get serious a minute.

Checks are getting cut for projects nationwide. The departments sending out the checks should track which districts the checks are going to and the projects that the checks are paying for. This isn’t difficult if accountnability is important to the department cutting the checks. Every business in America knows where their checks are going, usually with an invoice number included on the register.

Obviously, that didn’t happen with these stimulus checks. They just got sent out without regard for accountability.

Here are the serious-as-a-heart-attack questions we should ask after finding out about this:

1. Single-payer advocates say that overhead in a single-payer system is substantially less than it is with a private insurance company. Based on Recovery.gov’s faulty information, what proof is there of that claim?
2. Harry Reid said that his health car bill would “saves lives, saves money and saves Medicare.” Based on the mishandling and incompetence found at Recovery.gov, shouldn’t we question government’s ability to get anything right?
3. If bureaucrats can’t get something as straightforward as this right, why would we think that they’ll get something as complex as administering health care right?
4. If the CBO preliminary number is $850,000,000,000, why shouldn’t I think that the REAL NUMBER is closer to $3,000,000,000,000 or higher?

It’s time to get serious. This administration is woefully incompetent. This administration talks about accountability but won’t practice accountability. Why would we think for a split second about turning 16 percent of our economy over to them?

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

4 Responses to “Fake District, Fake Jobs, Real Representation”

  • J. Ewing says:

    There are two ways in which the relative efficiency of single-payer versus private, competitive health insurance should be viewed.
    1. The biggest reason why private insurance premiums and administrative costs are high is because of the excess burden of existing government regulation of the health insurance and health care industries. If single payer had to comply with the same mandates and without subsidies, costs would be even HIGHER (because bureaucracies have no incentive to be efficient, just the opposite).
    2. Single payer CAN be more efficient than an equivalent free-market insurance system IF they have streamlined and completely arbitrary set of rules they apply to claims. For example, if I simply deny anybody under the age of 50 (or 60, or 70) a mammogram, it lowers administrative (and total) costs for my program. Saying this kills people is just racist hate speech.

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