Tuesday, May 11, 2010

British ObamaCare update: Health care workers asked to rate Hitler on "coolness"

Bells are chiming for victory
There's a page back in history
45
They came back to the world that they fought for
Didn't turn out just like they thought
45.

Elvis Costello, "45," 2002.

Governments are profligate spenders of cash, so it should be no surpise that government-run health care should be any different.

Great Britain has had goverment-run health care, formally known as the National Health Service, since shortly after it helped defeat Adolf Hitler in World War II.

What were they fighting for? Well, not the right to waste money on survey about Der F├╝hrer.

As part of a misguided leadership development program, The Times tells us that over three thousand English NHS workers received such a poll.

It was a question that left NHS staff gasping in disbelief: the survey wanted to know how "cool" they would rate Adolf Hitler, on a scale of one to five.

"Cool" is not a word usually associated with the Nazi dictator who plunged the world into a war that cost tens of millions of lives. To add to their discomfort, the ambulance employees were then asked to rate Hitler in comparison with their own chief executive.

Workers were also asked to rate the "coolness" of other leaders including Richard Branson, Gordon Brown, Winston Churchill and the England football team manager, Fabio Capello. The survey, entitled Making Leadership Cool, is part of a £10,000 ($15,000 USD) project that will help the NHS West Midlands Strategic Health Authority to devise a new leadership strategy.
The Times did not report on the results of the "cool" survey, or if the findings had been made public.

In related news, Britain has a new government, one led by Conservative David Cameron.

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