Cooperation sounds nice, but we know that in all cases of socialism (or any form of economy or political system), there is a clear distinction between the wealthy/"ruling class", and the poor, politically powerless class. And if you compare countries around the world, standards of living are better, and disparity between classes is lower, in those countries which tend to be more capitalist than socialist.
Why is it that the U.S. can't get a welfare system to work while other countries can? Corruption exists everywhere, so that's a poor excuse for failure. If Americans really wanted it to work, you'd make it work. And the same goes for universal healthcare for that matter. But the fact is that the lives of the poor are not valued enough by Americans for you people to bother to try to make these things work.
Okay, America, it's time to wake up and smell your northern border. I am going to challenge the above statements outright. Canada has more socialist programs than the U.S. And take it from someone who comes from the absolute bottom of Canada's social/economic ladder; being poor here isn't actually all that bad a thing. I would challenge anyone to show me that the standard of living for the jobless in America is better than it is in Canada.
Why is it that the U.S. can't get a welfare system to work while other countries can?
The fact is that the lives of the poor are not valued enough by Americans for you people to bother to try to make these things work.
Canada is homogenous? Since when?
We're so homogenous that we have two official languages, yet most of us only know one or the other. Canada is well known for our multi-ethnicity and multi-culturilism. Well known except to you, I see.
you were plenty of able to make these systems work if only you had wanted to. Other countries with a fraction of your population and a fraction of your economic power can do it, so why not America?
Like I said, it didn't work because you didn't want it to work.
Cause God forbid you people ever actually help the poor.
It seems that what we really need is a cultural awakening, where people will reject the illusion that is money and the materialistic world, and begin to treat each other like siblings, rather than like another stone to step on in order to further their own path.
This type of awakening cannot be forced upon people, just like our laws will never force criminals to comply...is it possible? It seems that the illusion is gaining power and hold over our society every day. Do people really want to reject it? Will they be able to?
The Inuit and other native groups in northern Canada are as poor and marginalized as anything in the United States; they have extraordinary substance problems, poverty, joblessness, and hopelessness. In fact they're famous in the public health literature for this.
Your public education program has fostered mega-universities like UT of tremendous quality, but the system could never support the immense diversity of educational experiences available in the US -- which is why so many Canadians come here for college and graduate school. Your health system, which is better than those in England and in central Europe, has delays in access to care that are unheard of here, and morale among physicians in Canada is terrible.
That's the best you could come back with, a pot joke?
Canada is homogenous? Since when? We're so homogenous that we have two official languages, yet most of us only know one or the other. Canada is well known for our multi-ethnicity and multi-culturilism. Well known except to you, I see. And you accuse me of being ignorant...
Ten times the population, but still (until the recent stockmarket crash at least) a strong and thriving economy and the world's number one exporter of manufactured goods (just this year overtaken by China). Which means you were plenty of able to make these systems work if only you had wanted to. Other countries with a fraction of your population and a fraction of your economic power can do it, so why not America?
Like I said, it didn't work because you didn't want it to work. And you don't want it to work today. Cause God forbid you people ever actually help the poor.
Dude, I've probably been to more of Canada than you have.
Because they have a fraction of our population, and a huge heterogeneous population is not always amenable to single solutions.
The U.S. welfare system works too well? How exactly?
But if I'm poor and I can't afford the procedure at all in America, then I'm darn glad I live in Canada where at least I will get treated eventually. Better eventually than not at all.
As for the rest of the comparison between the two countries, all that looks like is you trying to excuse the US for not having social systems in place that could help the poor
if the list of cities you mentioned above completes how much of Canada you've been to then it doesn't even come close. But it's neither here nor there.
Just so that we can put things into perspective, I wonder what percentage of Americans see themselves as Americans first, and whatever else second... Now let's ask the same question of Canadians.:sarcastic: There's not much that's homogenous about Canadians.
Americans are just too dumb to figure this **** out. I'll let you decide which.:whistling:
And finally, I think your generalizations about us are grossly ignorant and needlessly pejorative.
Post reported. Thanks for playing.
Lol, wow Aedes, I figured of all people here you could be worldly enough to understand innuendo. But hey, I'll just go right on being the ignorant one.
Ah, suddenly it's innuendo after your multi-post flight of anti-American venting? What's that saying about changing horses mid-stream?
Nowhere in the other posts did I say that Americans are stupid. And I only said it in that post because the only reasons for a country not implementing beneficial social programs that other countries have successfully is either a) because they don't want to, or b) because they can't figure out how to (in other words: stupidity). I made it quite clear in everything else that I said concerning the subject at hand that my own personal feeling is that Americans don't want to. But hey, since I figured you were intelligent enough to figure out that innuendo, maybe I was wrong about the rest as well!