I don't blame you for being proud of your health care system. If it works for you that is fantastic. I know very little about it. I just don't see the Canadian, or any other country's system, as a cut and paste solution for our country. It doesn't matter if we are talking about Canada, the U.K. Singapore, etc. Each country is unique, has it's own cultures, beliefs, nuances, etc. There is nothing wrong (outside of that pesky debt) with universal health insurance. I really think very few citizens of the United States wish for the citizens of this country to be without health insurance or access to health care. Denial of care, no matter your situation is just wrong. Unfortunately it is not that simple and there are numerous shades of gray involved. Oh and about that debt...it would have been much more productive and humane to spend the money (although we really didn't have it to spend in the first place) on the betterment of U.S. citizens instead of a couple of endless wars, but that's topic creep.

Yes, this is a unique opportunity. It, in my opinion, was a blown opportunity. Instead of taking the high road for the betterment of the country, the folks in Washington chose to play politics forgetting that they are mere servants of the people.

Also, I constantly laugh at this "change" thing. Things were going to change no matter who was elected. W was done (unless he wielded power to become a dictator...or more of one than he was). I see little change. We are still headed in the same direction we were with the last regime. Down.

Finally, if your opinion is a hill of beans, I might be one little sprout. However, I'm one of the orneriest sprouts around.
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Kind Regards,
Jay

Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley

Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. - Thomas Jefferson