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  •  If your sample were representative (0+ / 0-)

    of the US population, we would have such a health care system.  If it wasn't so easy to demonize the Canadian system and defeat reform efforts, the stakeholders in the current US system wouldn't do it.

    What FDR giveth; GWB taketh away.

    by Marie on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 06:08:14 PM PDT

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    •  I'm still waiting for your source (2+ / 0-)
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      of a "representative sample" that would be unsatisfied with a Canadian level of benefits.

      You can't honestly call my sample unrepresentative.. then back up your position with "how easy it is to demonize the Canadian system".

      "My greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome." -Barack Obama 10/16/08

      by Hopeful Skeptic on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 06:15:14 PM PDT

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      •  Perhaps Canadian = socialized medicine to some (1+ / 0-)
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        uninformed people, and naturally we'd rather have millions get sick and die when they could have gotten well, or at least suffered less, than have a respected government program that works.

        Sorry, I don't date Republicans.

        by wiseacre on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 07:32:42 PM PDT

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