Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Originally posted by WarminIndy
When the Socialists come in to power, who do you want to rule over you? The people are not going to rule at all, the State is. So who do you want to
rule over you? Are you willing to allow one dictator and only one party to tell you how to live every moment of your life? There is no Constitutional
Rights in Socialism. So you won't even be able to complain about your lack of freedom. Are you really ready for that?
I live in the Great Pink North...which so many Americans regard as socialist due to evils like universal health care. While I hold my American cousins
in high esteem, ain't no way I'd swap. Mind you, I have also subscribed to Mother Jones .
edit on 29-10-2011 by JohnnyCanuck because:
Canada also has Elizabrth II as their queen. It is ok that you have your opinions about the United States, which is definitely a benefit, but would
you feel comfortable having a country as big as this for a neighbor that is powerful and Socialist?
The population of Canada is 33,487,208
The population of the United States is 307,212,123
We have a 10% greater population than Canada, which makes a big difference. Here is a comparison of health care systems of Canada and the USA
While you may have universal health care, you have to admit that it does not help everyone when the help is needed, and it is getting harder to treat
people. In fact, my best friend in Ontario has to drive 7 hours away to have a routine office visit. That is because there is no neurologist available
in her town and yet she was promised health care. I have another friend who waited 5 years for an operation in her ear to alleviate progressive
hearing loss. She was promised health care. So you can't tell me it works for everyone.
So now let's look at some variables in the health care system. Suppose tomorrow, all the population is suddenly given health care, would we have
enough doctors to handle this problem? No, we would not and it would flood the system. Now suppose you went to your doctor all your life and you like
your doctor and have a good relationship with your doctor, but the government tells you now that you have to go to another one, and you can't be
treated with the same care and your cancer will be treated in a few years. How is that beneficial?
In this country, we do not really have a lack of health care, but politicians will tell you that we have lack of insurance. We have health clinics
that are low cost, but you get treated and according to the Hill-Burton Act, if you go to an emergency room for treatment, you will get it, even if
they have to send you to another because the other has better facilities. But you will be treated if you need it. The problem here is with the
insurance, because some insurance companies don't want to spend for people to be treated, but there are ways to be treated.
It may not work for everyone here either, but we acknowledge there is a problem, we don't hide our heads in the sand and say we have the best when we
know that we don't. Unlike Canada.