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Question: Who is your choice for President/Vice President?  (Voting closed: November 05, 2008, 10:07:36 am)
Barack Obama/Joe Biden - 74 (73.3%)
John McCain/Sarah Palin - 15 (14.9%)
Bob Barr - 3 (3%)
Chuck Baldwin - 1 (1%)
Cynthia McKinney - 1 (1%)
Ralph Nader - 2 (2%)
Ron Paul - 4 (4%)
Write-In/None of the Above - 1 (1%)
Total Voters: 101

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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2008, 01:12:45 am »

I would like to mention the Free Trade Agreement as well.  You Americans are lucky that you have the type of politics you do.  Us Canadians, weren't even informed that our Prime Minister was going to ram the Free Trade Agreement through until it was pretty much a 'done deal".  We didn't want it.  Only the rich wanted it, so it was put trough very quickly.  We the people, did not have a chance to hold a referendum on it, or have a say in it.  If Barack Obama wants to re-negotiate the Free Trade Agreement with Canada, we'll welcome the negotiations.  However, I'm afraid it won't be "we the people" negotiating.  I just hope that when the time comes, we have a leader that will listen to the people, not the elite, when he's doing the negotiating.

In case you're not aware of your Northern Neighbor, that war in Iraq you've got going, is costing US big time.  We don't have an army like yours, we've been cutting down on it for years and years.  Our forces are poorly equipped.  We're a disgrace in that arena, but we had to send troops to back our friend and neighbor in the South, so we did.  We too, have lost a lot of "soldiers" in your war. 

By the way, our gas is still over $5.00 a gallon, not only do we pay income tax, we pay a provincial tax on everything we buy, we pay a GST (Goods and Services Tax) on everything we buy, and now here in British Columbia, we have to pay a "carbon" tax on all our fuels as well.

Oh yeah - about our health care?  My husband and I pay $96.00 a month (that's for the two of us, not each) for coverage.  My husband has just had a major operation - a complete shoulder replacement surgery and there will be months of physiotherapy.  ALL of it is covered by our health care.  I phoned a clinic that has connections with the USA to see what it would cost if we were to get the operation done in the States.  My husband was in agony and I thought if we could afford it, we'd go over the border and do it in Washington.  Just the operation alone was going to be $50,000.00.  Then anything he used in the hospital was extra, all medicines would have been extra, and that's to say nothing of the physio afterwards.  Also, if anything went wrong afterwards, we would have to go back to the surgeon who did the operation, as no surgeon will touch another doctor's surgery.  So, we'd have had to pay for that as well.  Between the two of us, in our married life, we have had a number of operations.  All covered by our health care program.  There ARE things that are not covered by our system any more, like breast implants, cosmetic surgery and things that are of a beauty enhancement nature.  However, to buy supplemental health insurance is not as expensive as it is in the USA.  My cousin has lived in the States for most of her life.  She told me her and her husband pay $800.00 a month of health insurance.  I was stunned, shocked and incredulous.  Surely with the millions of people in America, SOMEONE can come up with a plan that would be more beneficial and cost effective for everyone. 
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