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Living In A Socialist Country

Post by Brooke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:33 am

For those of you who support Bernie Sanders who is a socialist and wants the United States to be a socialist country I thought I would pass on some of my experiences of living in Canada.

Prices are high in Canada because not much is manufactured there. I found the cost of products to average about three times more than in the U.S.

Many jobs are unionized. Postal workers, bus drivers, garbage, DMV, airport workers, hotel employees, etc. Therefore, irritating strikes are common in that country. I remember going weeks without the garbage being picked up. Weeks without mail delivery. Bus drivers were on strike that affected many people who didn't drive, and many don't.

Going to the DMV meant waiting around for the clerks to finish their private conversations before they waited on customers.
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by Brooke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:36 am

As a socialist country Canada is touted as having free healthcare, which is not true. Huge chunks of money are taken out of every paycheck to pay for medical care. The quality of health care and dental care in Canada is very high in my experience. But, it's not free.
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by Brooke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:40 am

When I lived in Canada alcoholic drinks could only be bought in special government liquor stores. Which meant that even beer was not available in grocery stores. It also meant that liquor stores were closed on Sundays and so were most other stores including big department stores. Everything was shut down on Sundays.
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by John Q. Public » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:46 am

As a socialist country Canada is touted as having free healthcare, which is not true.
It's only "touted" as being free by people who are opposed to it. Everyone else refers to it as "taxpayer funded."

Oh. And your first post describes most any industrialized country, not just Canada.
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by Brooke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:07 pm

I disagree John, see this.

Top 10 Most Socialist Countries in the World


Below, you will see some of the most socialistic nations in the world today:

China
Denmark
Finland
Netherlands
Canada
Sweden
Norway
Ireland
New Zealand
Belgium

Canada

Like the Netherlands, Canada also has mostly a free market economy, but has a very extensive welfare system that includes free health and medical care. Canadians remain more open-minded and liberal than Americans, and Canada is ranked as one of the best top five countries to live in by the United Nations and the Human Development Index (HDI) rankings.
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Post by Brooke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:09 pm

BTW, my sister-in-law had a baby in 1986 in Kelowna, BC. The hospital charged her $7.00. :lol:
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Post by Wabash » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:17 pm

Brooke wrote: Canadians remain more open-minded and liberal than Americans, and Canada is ranked as one of the best top five countries to live in by the United Nations and the Human Development Index (HDI) rankings.
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Post by Brooke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:15 pm

Union workers in Canada are notorious for not going outside their job description in order to help out their fellow employees or heaven forbid management.

A friend of mine worked for a Canadian airline. Management needed their ID updated which meant a photographer coming to to take new photos. Management didn't have a room big enough for all the equipment, so they asked the employees to loan them their lunch room for a few hours. It didn't happen. Disgusting.
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Post by John Q. Public » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:00 pm

Disgusting.
More like "trivial."

So... Canada has a free market economy, it supports workers' rights, it has "free" health care (and drug companies aren't allowed to gouge sick people), its people are more open-minded than Americans and the UN and the HDI rate it as one of the top 5 places to live. Sounds like a living Hell. When do you get to the bad stuff?
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by Brooke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:03 pm

Why do you do that? The word disgusting has nothing to do with Canada''s standard of living.

Put the word disgusting in context John and then try again.
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by John Q. Public » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:44 pm

It didn't happen. Disgusting.
Still trivial.
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Post by Wabash » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:10 pm

Brooke wrote:Union workers in Canada are notorious for not going outside their job description in order to help out their fellow employees or heaven forbid management.

A friend of mine worked for a Canadian airline. Management needed their ID updated which meant a photographer coming to to take new photos. Management didn't have a room big enough for all the equipment, so they asked the employees to loan them their lunch room for a few hours. It didn't happen. Disgusting.
I'm betting there was a lack of trust by the workers. Why couldn't the managers use their lunch room?
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by John Q. Public » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:36 pm

I'm betting there's more to the story. It's ridiculous as told.
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by Brooke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:43 pm

My friend was not lying. Sorry folks, it happened the way I posted it. Just goes to show how unhinged some people can be.
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by Wabash » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:05 pm

There is always two sides to a story. I'll wait till I hear the other side.
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Post by Brooke » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:25 pm

You do that; be prepared to wait a very long time.
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Post by Wabash » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:24 pm

I'm really not waiting. I just give your side all the credibility it deserves.
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Post by Fordama » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:55 pm

This thread certainly explains why all those Canadians are fleeing Canada.

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Post by Omar Bongo » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:47 pm

Let's build a wall and make Justin Bieber pay for it
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Re: Living In A Socialist Country

Post by Brooke » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:51 am

The Japanese had/have a national health system for their citizens. When we were there it was hardly satisfactory. For some reason the local doctors commonly saw their sick patients every three days, no matter how sick they are. Every three days was the schedule to see the doctor in order to obtain more medication.

Visiting a local doctor was a germ laden affair. The waiting rooms were filled with sick people coughing and vomiting. If you weren't sick when you went in; the chances were high that you were going to be after you left.

Japanese doctors are revered no matter how incompetent they are. When my daughter was a baby I was sick with something and the local doctor gave me something that wiped me out. I really struggled with staying awake so that I could take care of my daughter. I went back the next day and asked him for something that would help me without putting me to sleep. The look on his face was incredible. It was as if I had slapped him in the face. He was totally shocked that I had dared to question his authority.

Fortunately, not long after my then husband was either promoted or the company merged with another and we were put on Aetna or Cigna - I don't remember which. Life changed for the better after that.
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