Posted by: rationalpsychic | Friday, July 13, 2007

I Replied to CNN After Seeing an Inept Interview: Mike Huckabee Talked About M. Moore’s Weight

First, here’s a link to the interview in question. It’s labeled “Huckabee Rips Moore.”

This is my response to that video:

I wanted to make a complaint regarding the way in which Mike Huckabee was interviewed regarding his mention of Michael Moore’s weight.

Although the first point made by Miles ____ regarding the former Gov.’s identity as a minister and whether or not making a comment about a guy’s weight is appropriate for him to do was worth stating.

However, the segment was five minutes long and the interviewer went nowhere else with the line of questioning even when the former Gov. gave him openings about facts and policy which could be challenged.

How long do the Canadians actually wait for health care? Elective procedures? What is the Gov.’s source of information.

Gov. Huckabee said, “The French pay more for their health care because they pay a LOT more in taxes.” Is this true? How MUCH more do they pay for the services they get? Give me a menu to compare services so I can see which system is better for me as a consumer! And, again, what source does the Gov. go to for his information?

These are the questions that need to be answered. It’s great to have “Sicko” presented to us, but it’s a lost opportunity of the media is unwilling to take up the questions that are out there and ask them of the people who are lining their pockets with insurance dollars and HMOs are making huge profits if the system is left unaltered. How much do THEY spend each year on PR?

Thanks for your time,

I welcome any comments or ideas about what I addressed regarding the video and what things I could have addressed but which you think that I missed. I am thinking health care is going to rise as a larger issue if we just push a little. Yes, the Iraq war looms huge, but so does the need to provide health care for our returning veterans. I think the fate of their health care is tied to the fortunes of the subject of providing health care to the rest of the public.

Arts & Economic Prosperity III



  1. I live in Canada and I don’t even know how much taxes the average Canadian pays. It’s be nice to see a pie chart. 🙂

  2. I have a close friend who is still an American citizen, but has residency and works in Canada. She had to wait a month(!) to see a specialist. I believe my wait here in MN was two months, but maybe I was a little picky on appointment times. She has mentioned having to take generics on a few things but her doctor can write for name brand if she asks. They have lived here and in Canada a few times and have decided to live there–even in spendy Vancouver B.C.–and they are rather frugal people. Just a thought I’ve never asked her for specifics.

  3. I live in France and their medical care is second to none, but they have their own issues. For example, the “free” care has produced a nation of hypochondriacs, and one of the best jobs here is to be a pharmacist. Whichever system is chosen, there will always be a group of people that abuse it, in the USA it is the HMOs in France it is the end consumer.

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