Canada just broke the all time world record at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver by winning 14 Gold Medals.
Not bad for a bunch of communists, eh?
Maybe our success in the Olympics has to do with our guiding communist principle that if you break your leg, back, or neck in Canada, we’ll look after you, no matter what, even if your most valuable asset is your snowboard. I’m talking about Canada’s universal health-care system.
Our health-care system is one of the main reasons Vancouver ranks 4th, and three other cities in Canada rank in the top 20, of cities with the best quality of life in the world. Here’s the complete list:
In looking at the rankings one can’t help but notice that the “Mecca” of capitalism and extreme wealth is actually a crappy place to live compared to left leaning countries like Austria, Canada, Switzerland, New Zealand and Germany. Incidentally, the only American city to crack the top 30 on the list, and just barely, is Honolulu.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Hawaii is the only state in America to have a government run health-care system which insures over 95% of Hawaiians. The rest of the country is not so blessed. According to the Census Bureau, 46.3 million Americans currently have no health insurance, and it’s because they are poor.