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The Canadian Media: Missing the Story Once Again

February 5th, 2010

I am becoming so sick of reading and hearing the Canadian media telling me that it really is none of my business where Danny Williams goes for health care with what is, after all, his money.

Danny Williams, and so many others like him, have spent their political career insisting that you, and I, cannot be allowed to make the same choice he just made. Danny Williams, promoter of Canadian socialized medicine deemed it not good enough for him. For you, it’s too good. For him, not so much.

Lets be clear here. If I wrote an argument on these pages insisting on a private option in my health care, Danny Williams would say I was un-Canadian, that I had health care in my cross hairs. So you see Danny Boy, if I’m un-Canadian for suggesting such a thing, your unfit to lead Canadian’s for doing such a thing.

That’s what this story is about: those of us with some means, but not means enough to hop on a jet and take us to the Mayo Clinic, would like the choice to do as Danny does, not what Danny says.

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  1. Kevin
    February 5th, 2010 at 12:54 | #1

    I happen to agree with the MSM on this one. We should be able to choose how we spend our money on health care. That should include the money the government steals from our paychecks every week. Let people opt out of the government run system and buy their own insurance if they want to. It is called freedom maybe we should all give it a try.

  2. Blame Crash
    February 5th, 2010 at 13:19 | #2

    It’s really the only defense they have.

    What the media is attempting to do is deflect attention away from the full frontal hypocrisy of what Williams says, and what he does. The fact that many well off Canadians do this very same thing is one of the dirty little secrets that the media keeps hidden in the closet.

    It all boils down to the fact that the media can be best described as a Confederacy of Liars who is there to defend a certain class of people. Of course they include themselves in that class of people, and are therefore exempt from the standards that they lay down for us, the little people.

  3. February 5th, 2010 at 13:40 | #3

    Kevin, I agre with you 100%. My point is the reason you don’t have that freedom is the political class in this country, very much including Danny Williams, prevents you from doing so.

    If you said to Danny Williams what you just wrote here he would say you are trying to ruin healthcare, he would say you are un-Canadian. I’m saying if that is so, then he’s even less of a Canadian.

  4. greig
    February 5th, 2010 at 14:03 | #4

    Recall the outrage and disdain from the media and left loons, when some unfortunate woman from ON mortgaged her home to pay for a brain tumor operation in the U.S. rather than die waiting in queue at home.
    But with Danny Boy it’s all about choice and whatever works for him. I suspect unlike Williams, the lady from ON may have been a Harper supporter.

  5. Bill
    February 5th, 2010 at 14:04 | #5

    I completely agree.
    Regardless of what we believe , King Danny shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this hypocrisy.
    The Liberals and their pet media turned G8 photo shoots and communion wafers into a scandal yet doing the exact opposite of what he preaches is to be ignored?
    King Danny should be hounded out of office over this.

  6. February 5th, 2010 at 16:52 | #6

    You’re the hypocrites here. There are private for profit clinics; particularly if you’re in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and BC. Instead of whining, get the yellow pages; google search them. If you’re in TO, the Cleveland Clinic boasts a corporate plan. Vancouver has the Copeman. There I even helped some. No one is stopping you people to cut up your gov’t health insurance cards and using those facilities.

    For those who live in border towns; no one is stopping you from going to the U.S., just don’t sue your gov’t for your choices though or whoring yourselves doing melodramatic ads for Americans for Prosperity and the like.

    In fact, instead of whining, cut up your gov’t health insurance cards, and use the private sector either in Canada or the US. Are you all game?

    Didn’t think so.

  7. Kursk
    February 5th, 2010 at 18:54 | #7

    What it boils down to CK, is that Danny Williams has made a career out of bashing people who would give you an option..then turns around and uses the ‘option’ route for himself.

    Get the picture?

  8. Blame Crash
    February 5th, 2010 at 18:56 | #8


    What a ridiculous response, especially your juvenile taunt about cutting up your health care card.

    The topic is about a politician saying one thing and doing another.
    The fact that it’s about health care is beside the point.

  9. real conservative
    February 5th, 2010 at 18:57 | #9

    to ck above: you don’t get it. The bottom line is this: health care costs more and more and the quality of the service is declining instead of improving. Even modest standards of a few decades ago are no longer consistently provided to the public. In the US people pay less tax in general and if it is increased to pay for health care then they will not be impressed with a government run bureaucracy either.

    On to the article, the media is stabbing Danny in the back because he has made up with Harper and it scares the left that conservatives may be increasing their power.

  10. February 5th, 2010 at 23:33 | #10

    Politicians as well as other rich & famous Canadians for the longest time have either gone to the U.S. or overseas such as Germany or Switzerland for that extra Hilton style hotel service. It has happened before the cuts in the 90s and the babyboomers started aging and ailing. Funny how back then, politicians and rich and famous going to US or overseas didn’t get that much press before the cuts.

    Also, I wonder if he would be getting just as much press if he went overseas?

    BTW: our health care costs less than that insurance system in the US has. Talk about bureaucracy? Much more in the American HMO and insurance system. I think some of their hospitals have more billing collectors on staff than medical personnel.

    “In the US people pay less tax in general and if it is increased to pay for health care then they will not be impressed with a government run bureaucracy either.”

    Well, tell that to someone who currently doesn’t have insurance due to Pre-existing condition (apparently in U.S., there are many pre-existing conditions that would preclude coverage), incapable of affording the steep preniums and hefty deductibles that tend to go in the thousands. I don’t know too many average citizens with that kind of cash lying around. If they were here, they could go to any Hospital ER without going bankrupt or having bill collectors hounding them. In states, they can’t even do that.

  11. real conservative
    February 6th, 2010 at 16:39 | #11

    It is also well known that in the US if you can pay, then service can be immediate unlike in utopian Canada here. Even with Williams being a premier of a province he still would not be able to get into an operating room in days unless he was dying. (real conservative)

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