One of our neighbor-to-the-north’s leading political luminaries has finally weighed in on the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare.” And he doesn’t like it one bit.
That would be Rob Ford, the crack-smoking, pot-puffing, heavy-drinking mayor of Toronto, who’s more or less the ringleader of Canada’s Tea Party movement, although they don’t call it that up there. Ford did not appear to be in a booze-induced stupor when he offered his opinion of Obamacare on –where else? — sports-talk radio.
Canada, of course, has a single-payer system.
From The Hill:
“What you guys are doing down there, I just, I can’t get my head around it because it’s costing a fortune, and I don’t know where you guys are going to find the money, except the taxpayers pockets,” he continued.
“And I think people are taxed to death, and I don’t mind two-tier healthcare; if you want healthcare, you pay for it. I understand that. And we have general healthcare up here, or OHIP we call it, but, you know, it’s gonna cost a fortune for you guys to put in this ObamaCare, and I just don’t see how the people are going to be able to afford it, to tell you the truth.”
Ford added that he personally liked Obama but that he did not “like his politics.”
But of course!
At last report, Health Canada estimated that Canadian taxes, which indeed are higher than in the U.S., have killed zero people.