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Old 08-26-2009, 07:51 PM   #681
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If our dropout rate is higher than other countries, is that solely the fault of our educational system?
Absolutely. And don't forget the lazy poor. They neither study nor work.
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Is this an indictment of our healthcare system or how much affluent suburban liberals pay their "yard help"?
Only the second one. The liberals sure enough embrace the free market regarding how much they pay the yard help, I tell you what. Why should the liberals have to pay for the yard help's health care anyway?
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Relax!? How can you be so blase about this?
Because NSW was right and he's just trolling to get a rise out of everyone? He doesn't deserve your attention or your outrage.
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Even if it's faux outrage?
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If it amuses you, then carry on.
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"Better health" is not the same as receive better healthcare treatment.

The question is, which system would you rather have access to if you needed treatment?
The socialist commie one in Soviet Canuckistan.

When I lived and worked in your country and had health insurance, I still preferred to wait to fly home to Toronto for treatment. Shocking to you, I know.
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the point is that the EU has better health than we do,
Not all countries in the EU do have better health care than the US. Indeed, there are quite a few cases of people with rare conditions flying from the UK or Ireland to the US for treatment.

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and their citizens don't go bankrupt paying bills because they're so poor and stupid they get cancer.
Well, that's probably true. I haven't heard of anyone going bankrupt over here just because of healthcare bills.
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When I lived and worked in your country and had health insurance, I still preferred to wait to fly home to Toronto for treatment. Shocking to you, I know.
When my husband was in grad school in Las Vegas, there were a whole bunch of Canadians there who would regularly fly back to Toronto and other cities to get any kind of health care. Fly back to Toronto rather than deal with the American system.
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When my husband was in grad school in Las Vegas, there were a whole bunch of Canadians there who would regularly fly back to Toronto and other cities to get any kind of health care. Fly back to Toronto rather than deal with the American system.
Expat Canadians are required to fly back to Canada at frequent intervals for socialist indoctrination classes.
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god forbid that it were easy for foreigners to get doctors appointments in the united states. we can't have that.

it is as easy for someone from overseas to get a gp appointment here as it is for someone from overseas, and almost as cheap.
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god forbid that it were easy for foreigners to get doctors appointments in the united states. we can't have that.

No, they could have gone to US doctors. It was easier and cheaper to fly to Toronto to get the health care they needed.
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No, they could have gone to US doctors. It was easier and cheaper to fly to Toronto to get the health care they needed.
i meant to make that point in my post

clearly, i need to get some super cheap memory drugs or something.
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clearly, i need to get some super cheap memory drugs or something.
I'm not paying for them. I'm already paying for your meth!
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I'm not paying for them. I'm already paying for your meth!
i'm sorry, but the weed makes me forget stuff like that.
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Absolutely. And don't forget the lazy poor. They neither study nor work.
Thanks for not answering the question.
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Only the second one. The liberals sure enough embrace the free market regarding how much they pay the yard help, I tell you what.
But if you believe healthcare is a right, why not hire only from companies that provide it to their employees? Or if they're independent contractors gladly pay them the living wage you believe is a "right." Or all good liberals believe in the sanctity of unions -- so support one. United Brotherhood of Gardeners and Chauffeurs Local 101.

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Why should the liberals have to pay for the yard help's health care anyway?
'Cause it makes more sense then for Toro-Americans like myself, who mow their own yard, to pay for their healthcare through higher taxes.
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No, they could have gone to US doctors. It was easier and cheaper to fly to Toronto to get the health care they needed.
Carbon footprint be damned.

These selfish Canadians should care less about their health and more about our planet -- who has a fever you know.
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Thanks for not answering the question.
On the contrary, you asked if the educational system was at fault, and I said it was!
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But if you believe healthcare is a right, why not hire only from companies that provide it to their employees?
Because I can't afford it! I'm too busy paying for lazy and stupid people's health care!
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Carbon footprint be damned.

These selfish Canadians should care less about their health and more about our planet -- who has a fever you know.

Damn fascist/socialists
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