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.
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.)
THE AMERICAN Left has left the common-sense building, and I don’t think they’re coming back, but I wish they would.
So let’s put aside for the moment the nutty socialist stuff and the “everybody is a racist” mantra and just focus on immigration.
There are approximately 7.5 billion people in the world, and many of them would like to live in America. In fact, tens of millions of folks have illegally entered the USA since Ronald Reagan signed an immigrant amnesty bill in 1986.
Democrats, at least many of them, are happy the illegal people are here and are clamoring for millions more to come in the name of justice and diversity. Even though immigrant families are heavy users of welfare programs, and the nation currently owes 22 trillion dollars, liberals don’t care. The left actually wants to pay for the healthcare of foreign nationals who break U.S. immigration law.
Of course, this defies reason and will eventually lead to very bad things for all Americans as the national debt will eventually collapse the economy. Again, the left doesn’t care, and some look forward to that because socialism might replace capitalism if there’s ever a depression, which is possible with the crushing debt.
So maybe there is some common sense here after all.
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(This is a guest post by the inimitable Bill O’Reilly, formerly of Fox News.)