Sweden Loves Universal Healthcare - When it's available

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by HalfHazzard, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. HalfHazzard

    HalfHazzard Señor Member

    Messages:
    8,191
    Likes Received:
    5,302
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Location:
    CertifiedFunds Pool House
    Mr981 and DoubleWide like this.
  2. vikingsoftpaw

    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

    Messages:
    11,501
    Likes Received:
    4,951
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Location:
    Willoughby, Ohio USA
    Even socialism rations things, Although their media doesn't use that word.
     
    Atomic Punk and nursetim like this.

  3. thewitt

    thewitt

    Messages:
    14,694
    Likes Received:
    43,150
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2017
    Socialism rations by definition.
     
    Atomic Punk, nursetim and rj1939 like this.
  4. Victor Dubya

    Victor Dubya The Kindly Curmudgeon

    Messages:
    3,362
    Likes Received:
    5,342
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2017
    Location:
    NW WI
    So they're running out of other peoples money. I think Margaret Thatcher said something like that.
     
  5. sombunya

    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

    Messages:
    8,368
    Likes Received:
    6,956
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Location:
    Kookifornia
    Socialism is the root of many problems and the rationing of medical services is only one of them.
     
    nursetim likes this.
  6. rj1939

    rj1939

    Messages:
    10,174
    Likes Received:
    13,240
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    Where the movie "Poor White Trash" was filmed
    Whenever government gets involved, there will be shortages of everything except taxes
     
  7. nursetim

    nursetim

    Messages:
    29,456
    Likes Received:
    47,809
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Location:
    liberalville N. M.
    “But they aren’t doing it right. If we did it, we’d do it correctly.” She was hawt, but dim as a 10watt bulb.
     
  8. Pistol Pete 10

    Pistol Pete 10

    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    392
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2018
    Kinda like going ti the VA..................................................................... Just sayin...........
     
  9. ithaca_deerslayer

    ithaca_deerslayer

    Messages:
    32,722
    Likes Received:
    29,637
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2000
    Location:
    Upstate NY, USA
    The American left used to love to point to Sweden as a socialist (or democratic socialist) Utopia. "Why can't we be more like Sweden?" They still like to ask that.

    Sweden had built up its wealth with caplitalism, had a homogeneous scociety with shared cultural values and expectations of proper behavior, and was shielded from heavy military expenses by the US.

    Now, however, they've introduced a lot of poverty and diverse cultural conflicts, and may not have quite the wealth cushion to sustain socialism. Plus, the US under Trump is asking for Europe to pay more of their fair share.

    Will be interesting to see what direction Sweden goes in the next decade and what happens to their standard of living and crime rates. And how they politically respond to these new realities.
     
    nursetim and PBCounty like this.
  10. thewitt

    thewitt

    Messages:
    14,694
    Likes Received:
    43,150
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2017
    I don't think there is any other direction but a muslim majority ****hole for Sweden now.
     
    ithaca_deerslayer and nursetim like this.
  11. Taz

    Taz

    Messages:
    4,937
    Likes Received:
    9,358
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX, USA
    It will be a ****hole, but I’ll wager all the leeches will move along to the next group of retarded idiots who will volunteer to take them.
     
    nursetim likes this.
  12. Dave514

    Dave514

    Messages:
    42,399
    Likes Received:
    44,155
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2013
    Location:
    USSA
    The beginning sounds good. The middle looks good. The end is always the same.

    The left should have these examples leading their news feeds until they understand that this is what socialism always evolves into.
     
    nursetim likes this.
  13. volky

    volky NRA Member Millennium Member

    Messages:
    1,351
    Likes Received:
    462
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 1999
    Location:
    Take a seat facing the door.
    When I found out the pain in my leg was due to a bad hip, I looked for a forum to get some ideas on what to expect regarding a replacement. I was surprised to hear about half the people saying it would take months to see the doctor and years to have the surgery. i asked why it took so long and they all said they were in the UK and it was accepted that medical care took awhile.

    Everyone I spoke to said they would rather wait and get it "free" than have our system where it costs too much. I asked if going through all that pain waiting was worth it....they said yes.

    I couldn't believe it.