Originally Posted by dr325i
Ah, must be because you had 2 (rich) Canadians come to you that our healthcare is superior...
What about 43M of our own that could have heart issues??? Or much simpler issues that could wait, but cannot afford? At least they (and other civilized countries) have the choice, we don't. THey can go through the system, or fly down here and pay out of pocket (and I hear that they are working on privatizing portion of their own health system for even more flexibility).
Again and again -- the "wait propaganda" of Canadian health system is something not necessarily uniform -- everywhere. It happens, I know the cases that went in no time.
I waited for the dermatologist appointment in Florida for 8 months for something that could have been dangerous, but it does not mean that someone in NC would have to wait that long...
As for the Bush tax cuts -- for the majority those were joke, just like any increases that could come under the dems. The richest have seen the "real" tax cuts under Bush. I'd much rather give back 3 or 4% tax break from Bush than 80% food price increase and 400% gas increase that he served to us...
Please show me where I said that the American medical system was superior. I merely pointed out a couple of cases with deficiencies of the system to our north. No system is perfect. Our system has its good and bad points, just as the Canadian system does. It does seem that the Canadian system will soon be a two tiered system - is that fair in a socialistic system?
How will Obama's FICA taxes affect businesses and how will it affect you since you will have to pay 1/2 of it out of your pocket.
How will the monies raised from the reversal of the Bush tax cuts be used? Will they be used for pork barrel projects? Will they be wasted on burocracy?