WSJ editorial corrected


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#2

Anyone else wonder why the WSJ published an editorial by a long forgotten sitcom star, turned thighmaster hawker?


#3

It went on to say that young Canadian medical students have no incentive to become doctors to humans because they can’t make any money.

From a CBC article about doctor pay:

The average Canadian doctor earned a net income of $248,113 in 2010

Suzanne Somers, you’ve changed my mind. Earning an average of $250,000 is pitiful and I’ll start advocating for the destruction of the current socialist health care system and the implementation of the amazingly successful American system. I’m also calling for the desecration of the grave of Tommy Douglas and the death of his entire family. He is truly history’s greatest monster and not The Greatest Canadian.


#4

You take what you can get from those Hollywood lefties.


#5

Somewhere in yesterday’s media stream was a story about how many Churchill quotations were actually not attributable to Churchill.

“Democracy, Harry, means that if the doorbell rings in the early hours, it is likely to be the milkman.” —Winston Churchill


#6
My sister-in-law had to wait two months to get a General Practitioner. During this period she spent her days in bed vomiting continuously, unable to get any food or drink down because she couldn’t get an appointment with the doctor. When she finally did, the doctor said, “Oh you don’t need me, you need a specialist.” That took another two weeks until she got a pill that corrected the problem.
2 months of continuous vomiting without the ability to eat or drink? me thinks that she would be dead... If she was that sick a simple emergency room visit would have been in order... (probably would have been a long wait, but a few hours is better than 2 months)

#7

Notice that the editorial is also under the monicker “The Experts”.


#8

The Experts?

I look forward to the next WSJ op-ed from The Aristocrats!


#9

Who woulda thought boobs that big could possibly be ignorant?


#10

My favorite part of the article is where she starts out by saying partially subsidized private insurance is a socialist ponzi scheme, then turns around and warns about how it’ll hurt Medicare.


#11

I wonder why the Republicans created a socialist ponzi scheme.


#12

I like to think I’m a reasonable guy, that I will thoughtfully consider opinions outside my usual sphere, and so I often listen to these Obamacare horror stories guardedly-- “maybe this is true” I think.

But then I remember that every other modern industrialized democracy has national health care far more liberal than what we are slowly implementing, and those populations overwhelmingly love their health care (including Canada, Ms. Somers.)

I also recognize that the people spreading these Obamacare horror stories, be they congressmen, pundits, or former sit-com stars, aren’t offering any alternative plan, just dire predictions and forceful demands that we repeal it now.

So how about we take a chance and see if it works or not, what’s the worst that could happen, after all, Massachusetts didn’t sink into the ocean after Mitt Romney enacted basically the same system, right?


#13

I guess they needed to raise the intellectual credibility of their editorial page.


#14

Also, for the love of Pete, learn what the term “Ponzi scheme” really means, people.


#15

zing!!


#16

Here’s hoping that Suzanne Somers/Victoria Jackson will be running mates.


#17

I live in Québec, and our health system, while far from perfect, lets me go to a walk-in clinic if I’m sick or hurt in a way that doesn’t require hospitalization, and I can usually see a doctor on the same day. If not, it’ll be the following day.

And when you’re sicker than that, you go to the hospital ER, wait a few hours (sometimes up to half a day, unfortunately, but that’s still better than the two weeks that stupid sister-in-law waited) and get the help you need.

On one occasion, I waited maybe 7 hours in a hospital ER due to abdominal pains. Doctor prescribed a scan for the following morning, and by early afternoon, I had a confirmed appendicitis, which was operated on that evening. The following day, I recovered until around dinner time, then was able to go home.

Now, all this would be a pretty boring story, but my point is this: nowhere in that story was there ever any question of money. The only money I had to pull out was when I went to the hospital cafeteria to grab a soup after a long day of waiting without having eaten anything. And even that was pretty cheap.

I’m happy to pay more taxes than in the US, if it means I can get this.


#18

One of her complaints about Obamacare - the “most frightening of all” - is that “your most intimate and personal information is now up for grabs”.

Has she not noted that boat sailed some time ago?


#19

Tried to come up with something about Chrissy fucking Snow writing political polemics, but I came up dry. Seriously people, fame =/ intelligence.


#20

For the really thoughtful right-wing celebrity polemics we’ll just have to rely on Victoria Jackson.