We have Congress, that represent the public, to vote for us. Fortunately, the health care bill has been shot down thus far.
The people have spoken, nuff said.
In your country, 'cause it's obvious you don't live in America, you may lay down, but in America, we speak up.
Heh, Im gonna take exception to the 'lay down' part... hard to fault the Canadian system since we are (for the most part) satisfied.
The fact that this is even coming into debate should send a message that there is a significant amount of people out there who are indeed not satisfied... and they are obviously in the minority.
...I guess its just a Canadian thing, we take care of our own... we look out the for little guy... we care for our sick, take care of our elderly, have safety nets for the poor, we have programs to educated, help the unfortunate and down trodden... through thick and thin we all stick together...somewhat like a family...
...but I guess it can seem somewhat misguided, impractical, unprofitable, from an American point of view
Dont get me wrong, it aint all roses on this side of the border, we got our own issues... but universal health care insurance isnt one of them, IMHO its one of the things we certainly are proud of.
but I guess from an American point of view, you can take pride in the fact you have a choice to NOT help out, that you can opt out of helping your own, that as long as its not directly affecting you, you have the option to turn a blind eye to the sickly in your own backyard.