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#131 - thisotherdude
Reply +50
(12/30/2012) [-]
What was that? Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my free healthcare.
#620 to #131 - anon
Reply 0
(12/31/2012) [-]
or your 15% sales tax
#363 to #131 - timay
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(12/31/2012) [-]
Just because something is free dose not mean its good healthcare. I live next to the biggest Navajo indian resvervations and they get free health care but they dont use it because they will die if they do because social medicine sucks ass.
#314 to #131 - upunkpunk ONLINE
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(12/31/2012) [-]
It's not free. I didn't realize the doctors worked for free.
#242 to #131 - durkadurka
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(12/30/2012) [-]
What's that? Can't hear you from the ******* moon!

(Besides, your healthcare isn't free, it's paid with taxes)
#218 to #131 - hauptishere
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(12/30/2012) [-]
Your money smells like maple syrup, your argument is invalid.
#175 to #131 - Conquistador
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(12/30/2012) [-]
You have to pay some of the highest taxes in the world for it.

Oh yeah, that sounds free.
#183 to #175 - thisotherdude
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(12/30/2012) [-]
Taxes spread out over time and several million people I can afford. Ridiculous sums of money all at once at an unexpected time, not so much
#260 to #183 - sovereignsunkown
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(12/30/2012) [-]
yeah, pretty much this.
because higher taxes are so bad when they're staggered to fit your income, so you can live comfortably regardless of the tax rates.
"sure, i pay 43% taxes, but i live more than comfortably with 57% of my income." is what you'll hear from most Canadians in the highest tax brackets.
#200 to #183 - bluejupiter
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(12/30/2012) [-]
Maybe if your taxes weren't so high you'd be able to afford those sums?


Fun fact: If you have insurance you don't pay as much for medical fees!
#262 to #200 - sovereignsunkown
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(12/30/2012) [-]
this is ridiculous. our taxes go to far more than healthcare, and don't restrict our standard of living whatsoever.
actually, our standard of living is somewhat improved, due to our excellent social programs, universal healthcare, extremely successful education system, and generally well constructed system of taxation.
it also has to do with the attitude of most Canadians. a lot of people here care about living comfortably, so it doesn't bother us that we pay 36% income tax if we live perfectly fine with that 64% we keep.
#267 to #262 - bluejupiter
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(12/30/2012) [-]
It's a joke not a dick, don't take it so hard
It's a joke not a dick, don't take it so hard
#271 to #267 - sovereignsunkown
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(12/30/2012) [-]
this is a political thread on funnyjunk.
it's very hard to tell what is a joke and what is stupidity.
#273 to #271 - bluejupiter
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(12/30/2012) [-]
I'm here to lighten this ************ up so when in doubt, I'm probably joking.
I'm here to lighten this ************ up so when in doubt, I'm probably joking.
#275 to #273 - sovereignsunkown
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(12/30/2012) [-]
i'll write down your username with that note beside it for future reference.
#278 to #275 - bluejupiter
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(12/30/2012) [-]
Have a **************** evening!
Have a **************** evening!
#264 to #262 - taxation
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(12/30/2012) [-]
As a fellow Canadian, I say this:
Yeah.
Sorry if that offends some people!

And I definitely appreciate your saying I'm a well-constructed system. Hell yeah, taking money and being sexy about it!
#150 to #131 - tagline
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(12/30/2012) [-]
#989 to #150 - theannoyingFJguy
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(12/31/2012) [-]
Norway, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Belgium, UK, Switzerland, Israel, Iceland, South Korea, Italy, Ireland, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Netherlands, Luxembourg, UAE, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, etc. blah blah blah...
#587 to #150 - queencardvike
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(12/31/2012) [-]
Hey man, it's all we got.
#529 to #150 - aklex
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(12/31/2012) [-]
#919 to #529 - anon
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(12/31/2012) [-]
Do you have the original picture, the one without the hat?
#1044 to #919 - aklex
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(12/31/2012) [-]
Yeah, here :)
#269 to #150 - anon
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(12/30/2012) [-]
HA! If I would ever BEGIN to mention some of the things America won't "shut the **** up" about...!
#1028 to #269 - hairibar
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(12/31/2012) [-]
Keep going.
#143 to #131 - chucknorrisTHEGAME
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(12/30/2012) [-]
Oh shush. When dentistry, chiropractic, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, and a ton of other things aren't covered, out health care isn't free. And the things that are covered aren't exactly top quality (from the experience of myself and those around me, at least).
#148 to #143 - thisotherdude
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(12/30/2012) [-]
At least when I get two fingers chopped off I won't have to choose which one to reattach because I won't be able to afford getting them both put back on... You know, if the conditions are appropriate for reattaching of course.
#292 to #148 - lamarisagoodname
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(12/31/2012) [-]
"No! I won't spend a little more time and resources to attach the other one! Pay me first."

Am I interpreting this wrong or is there actually a problem there?
#336 to #292 - thisotherdude
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(12/31/2012) [-]
Something like that actually did happen in America, a guy got two fingers cut off and he had to pay for each to be reattached, since he had fairly standard wage though he could only afford to have one reattached, the other one was pretty much just thrown out.
#155 to #148 - chucknorrisTHEGAME
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(12/30/2012) [-]
That's true, however you'll probably be in a waiting room for eight hours until you can see a doctor who will tell you to come back in two weeks at which point it's too late to fix.
#265 to #155 - sovereignsunkown
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(12/30/2012) [-]
this is only in eastern canada, under the worst of circumstances. in ontario, quebec and other western provinces, our average wait time is 2 hours less than in the average american hospital.
the whole "there's a long wait" is just a confusing piece of propaganda that gets perpetuated by a few isolated incidents or by comparing the "highest end" hospitals in america to the "average" ones here.