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Tim Hudak wants cheaper beer. Healthcare, he isn’t so sure about.

I’m venturing into provincial politics today – specifically Ontario provincial politics. It seems Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is trying to play the populist card that his federal counterpart Harper uses as a strategy; try focus on core simple messages, and try to bypass/ignore the more complex issues that might cause problems for you. The problem is, Hudak isn’t doing it very well:

He’s for buck a beer…But on the evidently more mundane files, like health care, even Hudak doesn’t seem to know where he stands. Last week, Hudak’s office stated clearly that “if elected premier, he would not cut the health tax or Ontario’s health care budget.” …By Monday, […]

Report: US Republican Senator says he's trying to destroy Canada's healthcare system.

I knew that Republican Senators from the US South were generally rather extreme in their right-wing views, but this is just above and beyond regular wingnuttiness. Wow:

Vitter: My Goal On Drug Reimportation Is To Destroy Other Countries’ Health Care Systems

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) isn’t content to fight attempts at government-run health care here — he wants to destroy it in other countries, too. The central Louisiana newspaper The Town Talk reports that Vitter was asked at a town hall meeting about the fact that he opposes government health care, but supports re-importing prescription drugs from, as a constituent said, “countries that have socialized medicine.” Vitter has campaigned in […]

Comparing apples to oranges

A brief thought today on the debate in the US over what reforms their health care system should have:

While I think it’s great that CNN (and Rick Sanchez) are giving Canadian politicians like Ujjal Dosanjh face time on their network and a chance to refute Republican and conservative fear-mongering over the Canadian health care system that have popped up of late, no one seems to have mentioned or seems to realize that the health care reform and system that Obama is proposing – even with a “public option” included in it – is not even close to resembling the Canadian system

So, the next time a Canadian representative like […]

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