Heather Cook writes Canadian Brand Socialism: Failing the Sick and Poor and quotes this report finding,
The policy thus provides the greatest benefit to upper-income families, who as it turns out make greater use of subsidized daycare services.Cook concludes,
To add fuel to this fire, national childcare advocates are pushing for the government to further restrict private daycare options in Canada, after an Australian company – 123 Busy Beavers – began buying up Canadian day care centers. The company’s only crime seems to be that it’s the largest such company in the world.Today's Socialism is taking care of someone for sure; just not children, sick, or workers.
It seems to me that a little free-market competition might help to keep the costs reasonable and the options open for Canadian parents.
It’s clear that the Canadian brand of socialism is no longer effective. Canadians are clinging to the safety nets of “free health care” and “subsidized programs” without thinking things through. They don’t stop to ask themselves “what would happen if the tax money currently earmarked for health care and subsidies stayed in my pocket?”
If Canadian socialism can’t take care of the children and the sick, what exactly is it here for?
It's that reality that makes me still feel a leftist after chucking Socialism. Socialism and progressive politics just not the people's program anymore.
Also check Spontaneous Solutions on queues and waits in Stuff Rich Miller Would Never Post (Rich did).
Americans don't like queues. Americans want choices. Collective solutions have a nasty habit of benefiting those least in need, and removing everyone elses choices.
So our question in Illinois then, is what exactly is Blagojevich here for? Like Canadian Socialism, the Gov's not in it for the sick and poor.