Canadian Doctor on Health Care: Expect Long Lines and Rationing

I just love this piece.  I grabbed it from a great national blogger here in St. Louis, Gateway Pundit.  It really illustrates a great point of view regarding the Canadian Health Care System.  I am well aware that the proponents of some type of government plan will tell me: this is not socialized medicine!  I really don’t know how we can avoid a socialized system down the road if we decide to turn more control over to the government, but the convinced are rarely convinced otherwise.  Even if the current proposal(s) are not a fully government controlled plan like the Canadian’s currently have, it is my opinion that this is the logical conclusion (and what several members of Congress want – single payer system).

I know people from Canada that have had to wait in those lines.  I also know that the good MD’sin Canada often times will leave to practice in the US or other countries because of the vast income disparity and frustration with the bureaucratic system.  From this system the citizens of Canada do not get the best and brightest – they are coming down to our country to participate in our system.  What’s wrong with this picture?

I’m hoping that someone comes up with a better mousetrap before we are hammer of government run health care comes crashing down on us.  We’ll see.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

Larouche Plant Disrupts Frank Town Hall Meeting

thehitlersignIt seems that the Town Hall format has become yet another tool of the left to try and make conservatives look like kooks.  Many of the Hitler references seem to be coming from a single source – Larouche PAC.   A great example of this organization and it’s supporters is highlighted in one of the Town Hall meetings held by Democratic Representative Barney Frank.

I’ll bet most people know very little about Lyndon LaRouche other than the name.    The LaRouche history really begins with the democratic party and veers off in a goofy direction.  He has run for President a variety of times and his views tend to go the fascism direction.  Overall, these people that support LaRouche are more often on the left end of the spectrum – pretty far left.  They are not mainstream within the left wing, they are left wing kooks.  Probably left of left wing kooks.

I think the comparisons of Obama to Hitler are plain idiotic and should be put on the crazy train (sorry Ozzy).  We could have a discussion on if certain policies mimic those of Germany in the early part of the century, but calling him a Nazi is a little off kilter. 

The curious thing I see is that the news programs and stories that I have watched and read don’t really delve into what a Lyndon LaRouche supporter believes.  Maybe I’m a conspiracy nut, but it would seem to the average viewer that this is just another right-wing GOP zealot hell-bent on creating a ruckus at a Town Hall meeting.   Am I wrong on this one?

Of Course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant