Similarities and Differences

 
February 28, 2017 Feb 28, 2017   US Politics
 
 
Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated. Donald Trump

The US and Canada are so similar that the occasional difference can warrant a closer look. For me two differences stand out, health care and immigration.

Trump, who is both the speaker and the nobody in the above quote, has just come to realize that US healthcare is complicated. Not sure where he's been the past, hmm, my whole life, but at least we are on the same page now. The problem he'll face, should he try to simplify it, is that this complexity is by design, an airline pricing model on steroids. There are lots of simpler models, he can look at any other industrial country, even next door in Canada, to find one, but of course that's not the problem, the problem is that the current model works so well for some people.

The second difference, immigration, might best be shown by looking at the photo by Canadian Press photographer Paul Chiasson. Since I'm planning on passing over the US border in the near future I think I'll just let the photo speak for itself.

I'm listening to Where We're Going  from Hans Zimmer's Interstellar  soundtrack.

 
Sml    Med    Big
 
 
Paul Chiasson   Paul Chiasson photo      

RCMP arresting helping Somalians cross into Canada from the US, near Hemmingford, Quebec.

 
Paul Chiasson   Paul Chiasson photo      

RCMP arresting helping Somalians cross into Canada from the US, near Hemmingford, Quebec.

 
Paul Chiasson   Paul Chiasson photo      

RCMP arresting helping Somalians cross into Canada from the US, near Hemmingford, Quebec.

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