Comments by FrankLowe
Posted on February 23 at 7:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Dawg, why are you so against the free market? If you're jealous of those who have more than you, why not work a little harder, instead of trying to take what is not yours. Or, if your misguided views are set in stone, why do you stay here? You're free to take up residence in a country with "free" medical care, as opposed to trying to destroy our medical system which those of us who choose to produce are very happy with.
BTW, The MRI was first patented by Raymond Damadian, a physician at Downstate medical Center, US patent # 3,789,832, and in case you don't know, US stands for United States. As far as Xrays, you had to go back 118 yrs to find a medical breakthrough outside of the country?
As far as doctors salaries, a little research would tell you that Candadian doctors earn considerably less than American doctors, which of course leads to the sub standard medical care our neighbors to the north receive.
Last, if you're going to cut and paste nonsense from foreign writings, you might want to check your spelling.
Posted on February 23 at 3:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Carolynclayton, You assert that the medical care in Canada costs nothing. Tell me, exactly where do they find competant doctors, nurses, therapists, etc. that work for free. They must be terribly generous folks who are willing to give their time and experience for no compensation. And I guess the hospitals are built for free by philathropic contractors, the utilities donate the power, the medical equipment suppliers ask for nothing in return for their goods.
Furthermore, where did the MRI, and the replacement hip that you speak of come from? They came from the United states, as all modern medical advancements have, in pursuit of profit, by far a much better motivator than government dictate. Every backward country with "free" medical care would be in the dark ages without the free market advancements of private American industry.
Posted on February 23 at 10:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Albright, you missed two more reasons. Reason one, most are just too stupid to understand the concept that healthcare is a commodity, not a right, and reason two, the power mad dictators want to control every aspect of our lives.
Posted on February 23 at 10:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Typical example of government sticking their noses in where they don't belong and making a mess. If Schenectady wasn't a heavy handed authority that uses force of violence to dictate, there wouldn't be empty properties in the first place.
ToniJean, you need to spend some time in the real world. Perhaps you should try being a landlord, your opinions would change overnight. Section 8 in some cases requires the named lessee to work, but not the 10 others that move in after the lease is signed.
Many employers are willing to hire, however with the ever expanding welfare state handouts of unemployment compensation, food stamps, and SSI, people have no incentive to work. I'd really like to know if you've ever been self employed, or had meet payroll every week. Those with your opinions should try standing in the shoes of a business owner, I guarantee you wouldn't last a week.
Posted on February 16 at 9:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Dawg, Wrong big time. Why is it that wealthy Canadians and Candian politicians, such as Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams come here for treatment? Can you tell me which country with socialized medicine has made a major breakthrough in medicine in the last 25 years? Every medical advancement in the past quarter century has come from the U.S. and yes, advancements have been made in pursuit of profit, by far the best motivator.
As far as heart treatment not being approved here, that I believe. And who is responsible? Beaureaucrats at the FDA. Once again, government involvment stagnates progress. Do you honestly think these same dunderheads should have total control over healthcare?
Posted on February 15 at 6:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Fritzdawg, Can you tell me exactly what the difference is between Dems on the national level as opposed to Repubs on the national level? Anyone who thinks that the Dems are any less corrupt than the repubs is wearing blinders. And please stop the racist nonsense. I disagree with Obamas politics, his view on government intervention into private entities, and I DO believe he is a corrupt chicago hack. I would disagree with him if he white, green or chartreuse. I liked David Patterson because I thought he was an outsider, until he proved he was just another priviliged politcal weasel, and last time I checked, he's black.
What do you think about black republicans, are they misguided, or are they Uncle Toms as many vile thinking progressives label them?
Posted on February 15 at 4:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Very very well said Albright. Of course the movie had an agenda, same as Al Gore's work of fiction, an Inconvienient Truth. The feeble minded fall for it hook line and sinker. Same as you, I know several middle class Canadians who can't believe that they can see a doctor immediately here, as opposed to waiting months in Canada.
Jane, Everything the government touches becomes a bottomless pit of inept beauracracy. Try adding 18 dollars to each pizza to cover the cost of the tax increases on the owner of the business creating by "free" healthcare. The government should get its grubby paws off of health care, health insurance, and every other private entity.
Posted on February 9 at 10:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)
You said "Governments at all levels need to increase their investment in targeted job creation and overall spending to stimulate the economy". You really must be kidding. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is insanity. The amatuer in the white house has "invested"(translated, squandered) trillions, driven our debt to catastrophic levels, and pushed our economy to the brink of collapse. The only solution is to immediately slash all government spending, taxes, and regulation, and let those of use who actually do something bring the economy back, if that's even possible after the damage done by Obama, Cuomo, Shumer, Tonko, and the rest of the big government lackeys who have never held a real job, and don't understand the first thing about economics.
I said the same thing the first time I watched his speech. I hope Dr Carson becomes a force to be reckoned with.
How ironic that those who criticized Hitler were also demonized. Those who don't know anything about history don't understand that Hitler was a very articulate legitimately elected charismatic polititian. Once his true colors came out, it was too late. Steve Mclaughlin shouldn't have backed off, he should have doubled down.
I guess it's O.K. for the beautiful people to call us names, because they're so much better, and smarter than we are. I was no fan of George Bush, but where were the Bruce Holdens when Bush was called a Nazi on a daily basis?
Posted on February 8 at 8:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
John, Your opinions, including the one above, are always right on the mark and always very well articulated. You'll never get through to those like Newsworthy who think that they're entitled to the fruits of others labor. Their lives are based on greed and jealously, since they are incapable, or too lazy to constructively contribute. Unfortunately the takers are beginning to outnumber us makers, and like parasites, they'll devour the host, us.
Posted on February 3 at 6:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Thanx Paul. I agree it's beautiful here in the Adirondaks, I hate to leave, but between 5 figure property taxes, 8% income taxes and 8% sales tax, I can't stomach it anymore. Even with the way NY is robbing the taxpayers blind, we're still rocketing toward insolvency.