Skip to comments.Canadian: Liberalism Crapped Up My Country (Rush Interviews Canadian Who's Had It Alert)
Posted on 12/01/2004 3:15:18 AM PST by goldstategop
RUSH: Here's Matt in Windsor, Canada. Welcome to the program, Matt, nice to have you on with us.
CALLER: Mega dittos from Canada. I just want to say to the Americans that a lot of Canadians are grateful for voting Bush in, and the reason why is because we have a -- you've probably read about our military, or the lack of it. We have 10,000 military personnel for Canada. We have subs that sink, ships that break down and we just bought a bunch, a rusty fleet from England, and we had one sailor killed on bringing them back because the electrical panel blew up and it almost sunk.
But you know, we have 10,000 military personnel, and New York City has 15,000 police officers, I'm told. So... I mean that shows you for 44 million people in Canada (laughing) where we are as a people. We're so far left up here because of Trudeau 30 years ago. I mean, we're paying for it. Like one thing people don't realize. Everybody tries to use Canada as the example of how great everything is if you're just left. On $105,000 me and my wife have to pay $30,000 off the top income tax. Anybody above $115,000 that they make has to pay 45% of that to the government. That's just off the top. Then we have a sales tax that is 15%. Fifteen 15 cents on every dollar you spend, you have to pay to the government.
RUSH: Let me tell you something, this sounds like a paradise for American liberals.
CALLER: (Groans) Oh. Oh!
RUSH: I understand why they're headed that way.
CALLER: Tell 'em to come because (laughing). I mean, they want to pay the tax up here? I worked on the water, and I tried to educate a lot of Americans because I hear all this garbage about how great Canada is from the universities over there. They preach the same crap. Like, Canada is in the position -- Canada is excelled. Where your leftists are, we're about 30 years in advance of where leftism has taken us. We are so taxed. I mean, there's $500 on licensing fees on a car every year. Five hundred! You know, in Canada, Canadian money, that's like a week's pay, two weeks' pay. I mean that's just... Property tax, 1,200 square foot home, $3,000, you've got 24-by-60-foot backyard. It's just everything. I mean, our --
RUSH: And still they have health care for everybody but you've got long lines. You have to wait for things and it doesn't work.
CALLER: Oh, long lines? People were miscarrying in the waiting rooms because... I got a piece of copper in my finger from an injury at work. I waited 15 hours! I could have went home, slept, and come back. Fifteen hours to take a chunk of copper out of my hand.
RUSH: You could probably taken it out of your hand just as well as the doctors there could have.
CALLER: Well, that's exactly what happened. This doctor, she come in wired on coffee; she was a student doctor, and she got a little piece of it. My wife had to take the rest of it home. This is our great health care system. Our health care system, I'll give you an example. By 2025 in Canada we will have a shortage of nurses because they're all retiring and the people aren't going into the field up here because it doesn't pay. They're fleeing to the United States because they capped the wages on doctors and nurses up here.
RUSH: And patients are leaving Canada to be treated in the United States as well.
CALLER: I know -- and one thing I want to say to America, about this. You hear about people coming to get medication to Canada. Well, here's the dirty secret. You guys are doing all the research and product development! We cap the price on you when you bring your drugs in here, you guys pay for all the research and development. We make the profits. We don't research and develop! You guys do all the work. We make the profit off it. We -- we can afford to cap it, lower the prices, because we're not doing anything. We don't do anything! Merck and all these other companies, Wyeth and all these other companies do the work; we bring 'em in here. We rip you guys off with generic drugs and the Americans come in here and they wonder why they're paying less prices. I mean, if people want leftism in the states, like we have one government controlled news agency. It's called the CBC. We conservatives refer to it as the "Communist Broadcasting Company," and the government appoints the head of it.
RUSH: Yeah, we know well the CBC. They're preventing this program being syndicated up there. They always have.
CALLER: I'll tell you. There are a lot of people who listen to (Sean) Hannity, you, Dennis Prager. There are a lot of good conservatives who are just waiting, waiting. I tell you what, they lobby to keep -- you know your satellite dishes? They lobbied the Bell Telephone up here to keep your satellite dishes out because under law called Canada Content, they don't want American news in here. Like for four weeks me and my wife almost vomited. I had to watch -- we didn't have to watch it; we watched it just to be educated on what the liberals and leftists are doing -- they bashed Bush for four weeks. This is the crap that people watch up here!
RUSH: I understand.
CALLER: And they think it's the honest-to-God truth.
RUSH: I know. We know this.
CALLER: I'm just saying: Americans, if you think liberalism is working, police stop using Canada. Every time I hear Canadians used as an example. "Oh, Canada look at how lush and lovely it is!" We're freaking working for the government up here!
RUSH: (Laughing, applauding)
CALLER: We struggle. And my wife makes good money. We're considered top earners in Canada.
RUSH: What is that, how much do you and your wife earn combined?
CALLER: I'm off for a year with my kids because of the -- well, that's another story, the day care system. But we were making $105,000 a year. Cars up here, $40,000 for a car.
RUSH: Well, wait, wait, wait, wait. What kind of car?
CALLER: A minivan. A Chrysler minivan. On a home we pay $15,000 government sales tax called the GST. (goods and services tax) On a car you pay a GST and PST (provincial sales tax) You pay a ton of tax on the car. The government taxes... Okay, if you sell a car three times, it's taxed three times.
RUSH: What most people are asking as they listen to you is, "Why are you still there?" Why haven't you left?
CALLER: Me and my wife have talked about it. Recently it's gotten so crazy, we're talking about moving down there. I had an issue when I was a younger person, and I got in trouble with the law when I was a young man, and if you were in trouble with the law even once it's hard to move to the United States. I have to pay legal --
RUSH: Noooo, it's not! Just go to Mexico and come up that way.
CALLER: We're talking about moving. I talked about that the other day.
CALLER: I said, "You know what, Cheryl? Let's move, because this is..." and then this lie that everybody hates Bush in Canada? It's not true!
RUSH: I know. I know. That's one of the biggest myths out there, and not just in Canada, but around the world, not just hates Bush but hates America, and it's one of these popular media myths. Bush is so reviled here by the American left that they'll join forces with anybody that hates Bush, and have some sort of alignment with them simply because they're so blinded by their own seething rage and hatred which I think is getting worse, as we predicted, since the election. Well, Matt, I'm glad you called. I appreciate it. Thanks very much.
Ladies and gentlemen, I left him on for a while because I wanted to you hear this. This was utter, raw passion of a man who is fed up with out of control liberalism in his own country, and I wanted you to hear it. We talk about it on this program. We have for quite a while. Here's somebody actually living it, and despises it and hates it. Didn't have any notes, I'm sure, just pure, raw passion flowing out -- and this was all under the guise of calling this program to thank Americans for defending Canada because they don't have but 10,000-man military force, if I heard him correctly, and we got more cops in New York City than they have in their military in Canada. I happen to know -- I didn't have a chance to ask him this but he lives in Windsor -- now, if you get your map out, look and find Windsor in Canada, it's just across a small body of water from New Fallujah, Michigan. That would be Auburn Hills where the Detroit Pistons play. If he feels... (laughing) If he feels safer living that close to New Fallujah, you can imagine how bad it is up there! Anyway, Matt, I appreciate the phone call. Thanks so much.
I heard that today, like he said Canada's liberalism is 30 years past ours. Just as its true that Canada seems to be the country that the Clintons and DNC have as a model for America.
Every time socialism fails its still held up as a beacon, look at Castro and his supporters.
Luckily we still have a chance to stop it now and if that call isn't a motivation to keep the fight up I don't know what is..
Exactly. We Americans have a low tolerance for high taxes. Which is a good thing. We'd probably revolt before they imposed confiscatory Canada-style taxes here. After all we had the Boston Tea Party and Canada didn't.
Its the TAXES and how the government takes everything you earn. Here Rush interviewed one Canadian who has finally had it with the liberalism that's transformed the country into a North American backwater.
And it's precisely people who are taxed to death like that who feel they can't afford to have kids. This is a big reason old europe is dying (the muslims or course, are all on welfare, so they feel no such restraints).
Yep. Its like these socialist basketcases are Zero Growth states. Libs may like it but in the long run, its unsustainable. A country with 44 million is set to shrink not grow. And the outrageous taxes are part of what's spurring the best and brightest to leave because there's no reward for their talents.
BTW ... the NYC police forece seems to have 40,000 officers, not 15,000.
you think taxes in Canada are bad, you guys should have a look at the situation in countries like SWEDEN and NORWAY (worst country in the world).
Take a peek at the Forbes "Tax Misery Index"... it makes for interesting reading. You'll see from the top of that list which countries suck the most : Norway, Sweden and France.
High Taxes arent just annoying, they stifle entrepreneuism and discourage hard work and success. It breeds a lazy people. Not Coincidentally, Norway (highest taxes in the world) is also home to the LAZIEST people in the world.
Now I feel glad and even more after reading this that I do not live in Canada.
It would be a great idea for Rush and other hosts to make an effort to put several people from leftist countries on the radio each week, and let our citizens hear it from the horse's mouth.
We can tell folks until we're blue in the face, and they won't listen. I suspect they will listen to folks who have lived it.
Healthcare in socialist countries sucks. So do their taxes and standards of living.
Thanks for the post. It's a good one. This guy hit some great points.
Why be productive and make a contribution when society is indifferent or hostile to your endeavors. It just makes more sense to be taken care of. That's why we don't hear of many risk takers in high-tax countries.
Amen. I was born there but have no regrets about leaving.
Hey goldtategop, my bet is that a lot of Canuck FRers are going to go after you when you post something like this. You know, you have hurt their feelings ;-) and "It's just the Liberals! They don't represent us!". And you are just a traitor badmouthing your country of birth and misleading the Americans about the Great White North! ;-D
But I found their reasonings to be lame. There are only a few of Canadian FRers from the east of Sudbury that are really conservative - they may well be conservative in the current Canadian sense, but using Australian standards, hey, they aren't even on the Right at all - I can think of Bob Carr or Peter Beattie, both moderate Australian Labor Party state premiers (Carr from New South Wales, Beattie from Queensland), that represent these Canadian FRers' views perfectly. Alberta is the only Canadian province that I see substantial amounts of sensible Canadian commentaries exist. It's not surprising 80% of senible Canadian FR posts come from Albertan FRers.
Now I have nothing against Canada - my uncle, an enthusiastic Canadian Liberal Party supporter courtesy of his HK immigrant status - lives in ground zero of Anglo-Canadian leftism, the Greater Toronto Area. I also have many good friends and friends of my folks living in Vancouver. But politically, whenever we see idiotic commentaries come out, it's our duties to unmask that idioacy, whether we are Canadians, Americans, New Zealanders, Taiwanese, or even Burkina Fasoese.
If Americans want to do serious business of regional security, counterterrorism, geopolitics, go to Canberra and talk to John Howard or Peter Costello.
Great story.....the obvious answer is...Send all our Liberals up there and bring all those great conservative Canadians down here!!...I would much rather have a "right" Ex-Canadian living next door than a "left"-out American.
Yeah, I live just South of New Fallujah, closer to Detroit and have several friends who live in Windsor. I remember singing a gig in Windsor a few years ago and being paid in Canadian bucks (it was worth more then) and finding out just how difficult it was to get it exchanged for American dollars on the US side. One gal I know was born in the States and is married to a Canadian. She keeps her American money here. Lots of Canadians have moved to New Fallujah and its surrounding territory. :) Rush' caller and his wife should just come on over.
There is one minor correction to Rush's comments. It's not the CBC that stops Canadian radio stations from carrying Rush's programmes on the air in Canada. Rather, it is a government regulatory body called the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), that does so. The CBC is just the government-owned media service.
ooops this is Paleyo's mom, diva. Darn I keep forgetting to log in under my own name. !!!!!
Everything this irate young Canadian says is 100% razor sharp true.
The caller's comments about the pharmaceuticals was enlightening. Is there someone sharper than me that can explain why the big drug companies that do all the expensive research don't just pull out of the Canadian market and avoid the price controls and hassles? Let the Canadian government get their drugs from France, or Swaziland, or Myanmar, or someplace like that.
Having just gone thru several months of treatment for kidney stones, and previously for an ATV accident, I was struck by the number of Canadian nurses I met working just in two hospitals here in Michigan.
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