CANADA HAS socialized medicine. It works well at times and at other times, it does not. Leftist Americans are fond of pointing to Canada as something to be copied, healthcare-wise. Those same people enjoy citing Sweden’s “democratic socialism” as worthy of imitation. Bernie Sanders is one of those people. He is a dim bulb.
I have addressed Sweden at least twice in the past. The first time was in 2016 when the disastrous effects of open borders was addressed. That is worth revisiting. More recently, I looked at Swedish socialism, which is a myth. You can revisit that right here.
Open borders has been a disaster for Sweden, and their socialism doesn’t exist. They did give it a relatively brief try years back till they realized their error and corrected it.
But today’s topic is healthcare, specifically Canada’s. The Canucks have one sort of problem with healthcare, and the United States has another.
As I’ve mentioned often, Mexico’s healthcare system is the superior of the three. We have a government-run system, which serves poor folks fairly well, and we have a private system, which is excellent, but you must pay, but not nearly what you pay above the border. Our government system has worsened since the nincompoop, populist president who goes by AMLO took office 16 months ago.
And quite a few lower-income Mexicans use the private system. That’s how inexpensive it is, thanks to competitive capitalism.
AMLO vowed to give us a system like Canada’s. But what he’s given us so far is a worse government system. The private system still works nicely, however.
THE DEMOCRATS are big fans of “single-payer” and the “right” to have health insurance.
Health insurance is advisable if you live in the United States — far less so if you live in Mexico and many other nations — but a “right”? Just because something is highly desirable does not make it a “right.” The Bill of Rights does not mention medical insurance. Of course, there was no medical insurance when the Bill of Rights was initiated, but that “right” has not been added in the subsequent centuries.
Nor has the “right” to decent housing and parental leave, etc. The Democrat Party loves to make things “rights” when all they are is things you want a lot.
This notion of “rights” is a result of American society’s becoming spoiled, a society that’s never faced an existential threat. No one under the age of 40 can even remember the Soviet Union, which is part of the reason so many whippersnappers are keen on “rights.”
The deserve this. They deserve that. They are ignoramuses.
Single-payer is very popular among Democrats. All those European nations have it, right? And it works great, right? Not so fast there, Bernie bros. Watch the video.
LEFTISTS AND other Bernie people — and Bernie himself — are fond of pointing to Sweden as an example of how socialism benefits people and that the United States would do well to copy that Scandinavian nation.
There is one huge thing wrong with this claim: It’s totally false. Just ask Swedes.
This is a great video from John Stossel along with real Swedish people telling you the truth behind the Swedish socialist myth. Take the five minutes to become informed.
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(If you’re interested in a fascinating, hour-long documentary titled Sweden: Lessons for America? which inspired Sossel’s video, click here.)
BERNIE’S LOOKING pretty good to be the Democrats’ presidential nominee. That is, unless the DNC powers-that-be manage to knife him like they did last time.
Ole cranky Bern is a confessed socialist, which is just “communist” with lipstick and frilly, pink panties. That so many Americans love him speaks volumes, as they say.
I both know and am related to some of these admirers.
Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist from Canada whose brilliance has shot him to fame over the past few years, puts the new Marxist popularity in perspective.
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(This post is dedicated to my sister, Diane. It’s her 79th birthday today, proving that old PC socialist warriors never wise up. I wish we had not ended up this way. Sad.)