Oh dear. Now the Americans are taking a pop at the NHS!.
That’s a country that spends more than twice the amount per head than the UK; where more than 40 million people (two thirds of the UK population) dare not go to hospital because they can’t afford the bill and where the World Health Organisation rates US health-care system 37th while the UK is 18th.
In the UK we have a higher life-expectancy, more beds, midwives and nurses per head and only slightly fewer doctors. In the US patients trek to Canada to get cheaper prescription drugs. I know the NHS is not perfect, but I also know that a lot of people work damned hard to continually improve it. It’s available to all, free at point of delivery. The NHS has never let me down and it does not deserve this kind of abuse.
Still, most American citizens seem to have more in common with the Simpsons than normality. Their greatest accolades seem to be as fat bastards exporting their unhealthy lifestyles to unsuspecting countries throughout the World. Then there are the millions of their own citizens who can’t afford to access their own healthcare systems while the people who could treat them get fat on their excessive charges and they criticise us! Amazing!
Get real. The majority of Americans care not a damn for anyone else so long as they can get their cheap fuel and stamp on anyone who gets in their way. Sod the ‘special relationship’, Americans suck (to use their own expression).
Unfortunately, President Obama, who seems to be the most sensible American for decades, is probably on a loser here. He wants to do something really beneficial for the Country (and the World) and the American population will probably veto it because it will cost a couple of cents more in tax.
However, the World is changing fast. The Internet has arrived. HELLO! We can all make a statement now.
So, put two fingers up to the dipsticks in the good old US of A 🙂