would it be so terrible if we turned into Canada instead of Cuba?

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  • billbatard
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    Look maybe I shouldn't call myself a Socialist, i DID THAT  at first because every time i suggested some moderately progressive policy, i got accused of being a Socialist or a communist. When I said okay but look at the Nordic nations , they have the policies I endorse and they thrive. I got reminded they weren't Socialist at all they were very market friendly in many ways more than we are . So I said okay lets go with those policies. I got reminded that those policies were "socialistic' . Do you see the mind f*(k going on here? I mean come on! What a stupid game, and I feel for [email protected]!! 

    So okay maybe we cant be Western Europe either, but could we at least try for Canada? I think thats doable .
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    As long as the USA gets its Quebec. One state where English is the official language.
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    Why does the state making your health insurance decisions have to be an issue for the federal government?
  • TheDredPriateRoberts
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    you mean to give up our rights and constitution to be like Canada?  no thanks.
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    sEE THATS WHAT I am on about even libertarian think tanks like the cata insitute admit! Canada is much more free that we are it isnt even close  https://www.cato.org/human-freedom-index-new The jurisdictions that took the top 10 places, in order, were New Zealand, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Denmark (tied in 6th place), Ireland and the United Kingdom (tied in 8th place), and Finland, Norway, and Taiwan (tied in 10th place). Selected countries rank as follows: Germany (13), the United States and Sweden (17), Republic of Korea (27), Japan (31), France and Chile (32), Italy (34), South Africa (63), Mexico (75), Kenya (82), Indonesia (85), Argentina and Turkey (tied in 107th place), India and Malaysia (tied in 110th place), United Arab Emirates (117), Russia (119), Nigeria (132), China (135), Pakistan (140), Zimbabwe (143), Saudi Arabia (146), Iran (153), Egypt (156), Iraq (159), Venezuela (161), and Syria (162).
    Out of 10 regions, the highest levels of freedom are in North America (Canada and the United States), Western Europe, and Oceania. The lowest levels are in the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. Women-specific freedoms, as measured by seven indicators in the index, are strongest in North America, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe and are least protected in the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia.

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    see?

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    Je suis presque sûr que la langue officielle est le français au Québec, ou était-ce votre point d'ironie?

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    everyone has care, dont be daft, do people here decide? no the decisions are made byprivate comanies that over charge and bankrupt people peope are dying how is that freedom
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    no its a decision made by the people carried out by the federal govenment
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    everyone has care, dont be daft, do people here decide? no the decisions are made byprivate comanies that over charge and bankrupt people peope are dying how is that freedom
    Look, you're talking about Canada and socialism. Somehow I doubt you're here to talk about royalty, and its a fair assumption you want the people running the government to take our money for health insurance and decide how it shall be spent. I didn't mention freedom but I can see where you're coming from as a matter of choice. I want to know why we have to run that through the fed.

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    no its a decision made by the people carried out by the federal govenment
    Which people are making the decision?

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    We are Canada, Cuba is a lot different, You sont simply TRY canada
  • TheDredPriateRoberts
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    inalienable rights vs government granted is what does or does not make you free imo
    I'm not reading 406 pages, so if you'd like explain their criteria and how they determined this ranking I'll read that, but otherwise I'll say b.s. to that link.