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1 nines09  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 2:26:25pm

Promises, promises.

2 Bob Dillon  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 2:34:56pm

Ecuador is back on my radar. Guess I'll meet Julian there if he makes it. /

3 researchok  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 2:38:35pm

Ahem- Remember Alec Baldwin?

4 sagehen  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 3:05:49pm

re: #3 researchok

Ahem- Remember Alec Baldwin?

People who want to move to Canada because the U.S. isn't lefty enough... are more in touch with reality than people who want to move to Canada because the U.S. is too lefty. Okay?

If the question is health care -- Canada is single payer, financed through progressive taxation.

Just like, anybody who wants to move to Canada to get away from the OMG Gay Marriage!!... in the U.S. it's only a few states, in Canada it's nationwide.

5 philosophus invidius  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 3:06:13pm

Well, they'll have to reside in Canada for 3 months before they'll be eligible for Canada's (non-mandated) health insurance.

6 Bob Dillon  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 3:07:54pm

re: #3 researchok

He lives in London? Yes? Or was that just for the hunt for red october? /

7 wrenchwench  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 3:20:10pm

re: #5 philosophus invidius

Well, they'll have to reside in Canada for 3 months before they'll be eligible for Canada's (non-mandated) health insurance.

Being an American is a pre-existing condition?

8 moderatelyradicalliberal  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 3:28:57pm

Breaking: Many Republicans want to escape socialist health care, but they can't find a modern and wealthy Western nation that doesn't already have socialized medicine as well.

Breaking: Modern and wealthy Western nations with socialized medicine have responded that any Republicans moving to their country would be seen as an act of war on the part of the United States.

9 dragonfire1981  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 3:39:04pm

If people think the United States is socialist than Canada might as well be a communist dictatorship.

10 danarchy  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 4:03:33pm

re: #4 sagehen

People who want to move to Canada because the U.S. isn't lefty enough... are more in touch with reality than people who want to move to Canada because the U.S. is too lefty. Okay?

If the question is health care -- Canada is single payer, financed through progressive taxation.

Canada's federal income taxes look to be lower than ours. I suppose they figure if they are going to be in a socialist country it may as well be an efficient one ;)

15% on the first $42,707 of taxable income, +
22% on the next $42,707 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $42,707 up to $85,414), +
26% on the next $46,992 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $85,414 up to $132,406), +
29% of taxable income over $132,406.

11 sagehen  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 4:50:00pm

re: #10 danarchy

Canada's federal income taxes look to be lower than ours. I suppose they figure if they are going to be in a socialist country it may as well be an efficient one ;)

Our population is ten times theirs; our military budget is 35 times theirs. Think that could have something to do with it?

To put it another way, our military budget is 4.7% of GDP; theirs is 1.4%.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

12 danarchy  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 5:10:42pm

re: #11 sagehen

Our population is ten times theirs; our military budget is 35 times theirs. Think that could have something to do with it?

To put it another way, our military budget is 4.7% of GDP; theirs is 1.4%.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

First off, it was a joke, thus the smiley emoticon.

But if you want to get into the weeds, population is pretty irrelevant when you are talking percentages. Military budget is certainly a factor. Health care spending per capita in the US is currently double Canadas. Approximately 46% of which is medicare/medicaid. So the government already spends per capita about as much as canada and only covers a fraction of the population. I'd say canada is being more efficient.

13 b_sharp  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 5:45:13pm

Sorry folks, we have a newly erected electric fence and alligator infested moat along the border between Canada and the US.

14 Dancing along the light of day  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 6:34:47pm

These are people who call their money Loonies!

15 Eclectic Infidel  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 7:15:05pm

re: #8 moderatelyradicalliberal

Breaking: Many Republicans want to escape socialist health care, but they can't find a modern and wealthy Western nation that doesn't already have socialized medicine as well.

Breaking: Modern and wealthy Western nations with socialized medicine have responded that any Republicans moving to their country would be seen as an act of war on the part of the United States.

Facebooking this. I have one rabid "Obama is a sekrit Muslim" Republican on my Friend's List. :)

16 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 7:39:32pm

re: #7 wrenchwench

Being an American is a pre-existing condition?

Mental health quarantine.

17 b_sharp  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 8:02:12pm

re: #14 Dancing along the light of day

These are people who call their money Loonies!

We also have Toonies.

18 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Jun 28, 2012 8:44:59pm

re: #15 Eclectic Infidel

Facebooking this. I have one rabid "Obama is a sekrit Muslim" Republican on my Friend's List. :)

Not after his head asplodes.

19 alinuxguru  Fri, Jun 29, 2012 5:19:26am

If they pass a mandatory dental care law, I'm moving to the UK.


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