The obvious failures of Socialsm can be seen in any border town. I live about twenty minutes from the border and there are Canadian Plates all over the place.Where are these refugees from Duncy's nanny state going.
We have heard endlessly about Americans buying oresciption drugs in Canada. The truth is we are subsidizing the Canadian market as they are not payig for R&D. Canadian and other countries price is based on production costs with a low percentage of proffit. In short the US consumer is footing the bill for the nanny state.
A quick look at the medical professionals in town reveals that almost half the plates in the parking lot are Canadian. Canadians flock in droves to buy alcohol, gas and tobacco. It seems that the nanny state keeps taxing these comodities. Some of you might not have a problem with this.
A trip to a Walmart in Northern VT shows big families from Canada buying food and clothing. In fact if one goes along route 89 or 87 one sees scores of Canadians border shopping. Now it is true that I might cross the border to get Jewish food or to look for an exotic resturant in Montreal. However, I do not go to Canada and buy household staples.
While people think about medecine they forget the host of taxes that make life miserable in Canada. Moreover, I see scores of H1B cases moving from Canada to the USA daily. It seems that Canadians also like high paying jobs with lower taxation.
The nany state should be reserved only for those who need help. Nationalizing, resources is economically inefficient and also theft of goods and services. Remember, the next time a socialist/communist starts to prattle, this is the response:
You are just a thief with good PR. Vote Beamish in 08