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#1 Article credits this in part to increasing Canadian consumer confidence. Don't quite remember consumer confidence sd s source of economic growth, but then again, I didn't specialize in economic psychology.
Posted by Perfesser 2012-08-04 08:08||
#2 Who needs consumer confidence when the economy is centrally managed by Big "you didn't build that" Government which drives the economy by unrestricted printing of paper money and regulation by minutia? No one in the Beltway/Inner Party truly believes that small business drives such a large portion of the overall economy to be an engine of prosperity. So why be concerned with an consumer atmosphere that encourages them to spend on anything but just what they need day to day and week to week. That's all taken care of by the big campaign contributors and lobbyists box stores these days.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-04 08:49||
#3 ok, /sarc off
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-04 08:50||
#4 As a Canadian I can suggest the US put in place some kind of single payer health care system. No, it's not perfect but if you are pro-business it's a must. Companies here, large to the very small, no longer even have to think about health care when running or starting a business. It's a huge advantage. I doubt you could find even one pro-business person in the whole country who would trade it it in for a private insurance system.
Posted by Glinesh Craling7938 2012-08-04 10:10||
#5 Companies here, large to the very small, no longer even have to think about health care when running or starting a business. Glinesh Craling7938
"No longer having to think"..... is a goal I do not particularly admire. Thanks for your suggestion just the same.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-04 10:24||
#6 I seem to recall a time (yes I'm that old) that companies didn't have to worry about healthcare. People took care of their own.
That was the same time though that tax-rates were so high that you got to keep about 20 cents on the dollar of a raise. So, non-taxable health care benefits became a selling point for companies looking for good employees. Hey, presto, employers were in the healthcare business.
How about we get all companies to spread their health care spending directly to the workers and let them figure out their own needs. Oh, cut taxes too.
Posted by AlanC 2012-08-04 10:43||
#7 Edit that to: No longer have to worry about healthcare for employees. Concentrate on running the business, etc...
Just a suggestion ;-)
Posted by Glinesh Craling7938 2012-08-04 10:45||
#8 Know what helps me run a business? Making payroll.
As a bean counter, cut my payroll taxes and I will hire. What my employees do with their money is their own damn business.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-04 10:54||
#9 As a bean counter, cut my payroll taxes and I will hire......
Posted by swksvolFF
.....expand, and increase our firm's earnings per share.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-04 10:57||
#10 I understood that Canadians, who could afford it, often went to US for treatments.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-08-04 11:29||
That is true. As a resident of Minnesota, many Canadians have told me they get their checkups etc. done in Canada, but when they need "real medical care", they fly to the United States.
Posted by Frozen Al 2012-08-04 13:32||
#12 Well, no more---not with Obamacare, Frozen Al.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-08-04 13:54||
#13 That is true. As a resident of Minnesota, many Canadians have told me they get their checkups etc. done in Canada, but when they need "real medical care", they fly to the United States.
As a Canadian I can tell you --- BS!
Posted by Glinesh Craling7938 2012-08-04 14:16||
It was defended in the name of "choice". Strange, I'd like the same option thank you very much.
Posted by Ptah 2012-08-04 15:20||
#15 Oh, and THAT is the one who was important enough to rate a mention in the news. The claim that there are no such people can only be supported by a demonstration of omniscience.
I would suggest posting next month's winning number of the national lottery of your choice.
Until then, the claim of canadians coming to america for health care is much more plausible...
Posted by Ptah 2012-08-04 15:27||
#16 "I can suggest the US put in place some kind of single payer health care system."
Always making government god of all of mans affairs. BTW, we just did just what you suggested. The government bankrupts all the private insurers - it strangles them, they pass the expense onto business.
Government IS the problem.
Posted by newc 2012-08-04 16:29||
#17 Yes, make something more affordable by adding bureaucracy, and removing competition and customer choice...
P.S. I'm in the U.K. and avoid "our"* national death service as it's shit and lethal.
*Mostly run by the staff for the convenience of the staff.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-08-04 16:58||
#18 I can't speak from personal knowledge about Canadians coming south for health care. But I grew up in Buffalo, NY, and plenty of Canadians came down for the shopping and the beer sold to them at par in thanks for sheltering our people in their embassy in Iran in 1979 -- though that last isn't worth as much these days. I've a friend from Toronto, and she can still recite the layout of the shops in the mall near my parents' house.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-08-04 17:04||
#19 My daughter's in-laws are Canadian, and don't go to Winnipeg for health care. In fact, they retired to Texas.
Posted by Bobby 2012-08-04 17:34||
#20 Not particularly surprising, given that Canada has plenty of natural resources, and very few people. Australia's been similarly endowed. If we had Canada's population, we'd be richer than Canada.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-08-04 22:07||
#21 Canada didnt build that.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-08-04 22:10||