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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:49 PM
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Just another Canadian really CHEESED OFF!! about his health care
From Clark Newhall at Health Justice--

I hear Obama flack Robert Gibbs says we drug-addled "professional leftists" will only be "satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we've eliminated the Pentagon."

I don't know about the Pentagon --maybe so, maybe not -- but I am in Canada right now and he is right about Canadian healthcare.

My Canadian friend Red, about my age, spent five days in the hospital recently for a mysterious malady. He had continuous IV's and every blood test known to God and man. He had CT's and EKG's and x-rays up the wazoo --literally.

A few days after he was released from the hospital, I saw him in our little town, coming out of the Post Office, reading his mail. He looked healthy, but pissed off. I hailed him "Hey Red. What are you looking so mad about? You're cured, aren't you?"

He said, "Yeah, I'm fine, but I'm cheesed off at this hospital bill I got." Cheesed off. That's Canadian for angry.

"What are you talking about? Hospital bill?" I asked, envisioning a five page bill for scores of thousands of dollars. Was there something about Canadian healthcare financing I did not know? "How much are they billing you for?"

He waved a half-page piece of paper at me. "They want $250 because I had a private room. That's outrageous!!"

I had to agree. It was outrageous. Red got five days of excellent hightech medical care and all he had to pay was $250.00.

"Wow, that's terrible, Red. You must pay a hefty piece of your income in taxes for that free health care."

"Damn right I do. I have to pay the very highest rate in income taxes."

I felt relieved to know we Americans had one thing going for us. "Well, at least we are not so bad off in the US. The highest rate we have to pay is about 30% of our income."

Red looked a little embarrassed when he admitted, "Actually, that's what I pay too. 30%."

So--
To Robert Gibbs, to Barack Obama and to the spineless and corrupt Democratic Party bosses:

When Obama began his race for the nomination, I was fearful of an Obama presidency because I thought it likely the Republicans would roll right over him. Whether they have rolled over him or he has rolled over on we drug-addled "professional leftists" is a matter of debate still, but there is no debate about the consequences -- the liberal and socially progressive ideals that created the modern US and that we counted on Obama to protect and revivfy --those ideals have been rolled.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:51 PM
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1. Amazing what a country can do
When it DOESN'T spend half of it revenues on defence.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:55 PM
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4. You're just lucky you have us between you and
the ravening hordes of Costa Rica.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:20 PM
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9. It's Uruguay we're worried about
But we're glad you're building that new fence that can stop individual molecules from crossing.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:35 AM
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11. The technology for detecting undocumented molecules
is still classified.

How did you find out about it?
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:53 PM
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2. How right you are ...
Our ideals have been rolled on.....by one of us.


Recommended.

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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:53 PM
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3. Now I am fucking cheesed,
again. We got rolled. Insurance Finance reform.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:56 PM
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5. professional leftists"
"satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we've eliminated the Pentagon."

Crap, did he really say that? Boo.
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:01 PM
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6. Yeah. But we spend it on weapons and the military and the rich.
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fogonthelake Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:07 PM
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7. I got the email also.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:18 PM
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8. K&R! n/t
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 02:42 AM
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10. I'm CHEESED OFF!!
I won't TAKE it no more!!
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:38 AM
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12. HEY - Obama passed HCR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have the best HC IN THE UNIVERSE!11!
now back in line with you. what are you - some kind of drug addled professional or something?
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