It’s always a good day when, as an American, I don’t feel like a total douchebag. The Nascent Observer brought some good news to me… erm, sort of.
Two things you should know about me: 1) I’m a bit of a Michael Moore fan and 2) I’ve never been to Canada. For those of you who are familiar with Moore’s film, Bowling for Columbine, rest assured that I, too, thought that Canada is the Land of Universal Health Care and Low Gun Crime.
“Insulin for everybody!”
Shocking, I know. As it turns out, “while we [Canadians] do enjoy universal health care; it is under constant attack by government and big business. The quality of our health care is being steadily eroded as the government continues to try to implement a two-tier system against the wishes of the vast majority of Canadians.”
Hmm. So you’re telling me that Canada is, more or less, a lot like the rest of the world? That, just like in America, the public good can often be overshadowed by greedy corporations?
Well, in that case I’m just a little bit more proud to be American… for at least I know I’m at the mercy of the insurance companies.
And, well, just for giggles….